Earth

Earth

The Biography

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
After four and a half billion years, our planet is approaching old age?the perfect time to look back on an extraordinary life. In Earth: The Biography, renowned science writers Iain Steward and John Lynch use groundbreaking imagery and the latest scientific discoveries to tell the epic story of Earth’s birth, life stages, and distant future demise.

Each chapter examines one of the five essential forces?meteor impacts, plate tectonics, the ocean, the atmosphere, and ice?that drive and shape our planet and determine its destiny. New imaging techniques and spectacular graphics combine to reveal hitherto hidden information about these forces, depicting them in action today as they keep the Earth alive and going back in time to show how cataclysmic events played roles in the planet’s development. More than 200 full-color photographs and illustrations present the familiar in a striking new light, while the authors’ straightforward style brings an engaging clarity to advanced scientific concepts.

The National Geographic Channel television series to which Earth: The Biography is the companion volume is expected to reach a viewership of 100 million people. A timely publication as our planet adapts to a warming climate, this accessible, authoritative, and richly visual exploration is a valuable home reference for every family.

Baker & Taylor
A companion volume to the 2008 cable television series explores the powerful forces that have shaped and control the destiny of our planet, using spectacular full-color photography and illustrations to capture the influence of meteor impacts, plate tectonics, the ocean, the atmosphere, and ice on our world. 15,000 first printing.

Book News
Stewart (geodynamics, U. of Plymouth, Britain) and Lynch, executive producer of the National Geographic Channel's series for which the volume is named, trace the history of their home planet in broad strokes of impact, heat, atmosphere, ocean, ice, and today's earth. In famous National Geographic style, large colorful photographs that define visual quality are accompanied by surrounding text. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Explores the powerful forces that have shaped and control the destiny of the Earth, using full-color photography and illustrations to capture the influence of meteor impacts, plate tectonics, the ocean, the atmosphere, and ice.

Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, 2008
ISBN: 9781426202360
Branch Call Number: 550 Ste
Characteristics: 240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps

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