James F. Luhr
DK Pub., 2003 - Nature - 520 pages
In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth--such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rainforests and the different types of clouds--Earth contains the most up-to-date ideas on how our world works, a compelling review on the health of the planet, and unbelievable images of the world's most stunning features.
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The first section, PLANET EARTH, is an introduction to the Earth as a whole. The
next three sections are about the ... Within these sections, the Earth's features are
divided into categories, such as Rivers and Lakes. Introductory pages describe ...
This reflects its likely origin in a collision between the infant Earth and a Mars-
sized object (see p.26). The Apollo astronauts who visited our satellite found no
signs of life there, but analysis of the rocks they brought back has revealed much
The bright lunar highlands LUNAR TIDES As the Moon and the Earth orbit their
common center of mass, two forces are created at the Earth's surface. The first is
a pull toward the Moon, which is strongest at points closest to it. This forms a ...
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This book covers an enormous amount of information. Features such as mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, plains, deserts, forests, glaciers -- you name it -- are described in general and then short ... Read full review
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In the same stunning visual style as the award-winning Animal, this incredible one-volume comprehensive review and catalog covers planetary features, landforms, and geological processes. The reader is ... Read full review