A comprehensive scientific account of Planet Earth and its lifeforms, featuring stunning full-color photography, textboxes and diagrams.
In over four and a half billion years of existence, Planet Earth has gone from a hostile, sterile lump of hot rock to a temperate oasis teeming with life. How the World Works: Planet Earth is a fascinating synthesis of this transformation, exploring the landforms, plants and animals that make up its unique environment.
Brought to life by full-color photography, this engaging and accessible guide includes useful textboxes, diagrams and profiles of key scientists.
- The Earth's atmosphere
- The formation of mountains
- Plate tectonics
- Extinction of the dinosaurs
- Climate change
Anne Rooney charts the amazing journey of discovery, from early theories of Neptunism and continental drift to the fuller picture we have today. A perfect read for anyone wanting to learn the science behind of our extraordinary planet.
ABOUT THE SERIES: How the World Works is a full-color illustrated series by Arcturus Publishing. Each book provides an engaging introduction to a branch of human knowledge, outlining key principles and charting its development across history up to the present day.