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Earth
     

Earth

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by James F. Luhr, Smithsonian Institution Staff
 

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of the Earth. Full-color photography of geological equipment, rocks, minerals, and 3-D models reveals the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the world in which we live.

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Here is a spectacular, thought-provoking, and highly informative guide to the fascinating story of the Earth. Full-color photography of geological equipment, rocks, minerals, and 3-D models reveals the ideas and discoveries that have changed our understanding of the world in which we live.

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Children's Literature
If I were in grades two to five and needed to do a report on one of the planets, I hope my teacher or librarian would point me to the "Exploring Planets" series. The books were developed using the National Science Education Standards, and the quality shows. This title flows well, with one concept and almost always an excellent photograph gracing each page. There are dozens of interesting facts about Earth—its surface is three-fourths water, it spins on its axis at more than 1,000 miles per hour—and about those who continue to research it. There is information on how to use the Internet for additional research, a science experiment, glossary, an index, a quiz and a table comparing the features of all nine planets. This is a book, and series, well worth adding to your science-focused bookshelf. 2004, Weigl Publishers Inc, Ages 7 to 11.
—Kris Sauer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756633325
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/21/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.32(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Earth 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Laurie_DeShambo More than 1 year ago
Smithsonian Earth is an absolutely gorgeous pictorial reference book. I beg to differ with a previous review on the age 7-11 designation. Anyone who loves reference books or is enthralled with earth's processes will love this book. It accurately but breifly describes concepts currently being taught in introductory college-level Geography courses. Smithsonian Earth includes numerous descriptive, pictured examples of intriguing locations on our ever-changing planet that may be lacking in textbooks.
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S-Grim More than 1 year ago
This is just a great book, I loved it. Instead of using my geography book for class I ended up just using this book. It's just the greatest book ever.