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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.

A reference book dealing with the earth, its atmosphere and weather, geology, volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, lakes, and other geographical features.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756633325
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/21/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

What makes up the Earth? 6
Early ideas about the Earth 8
A cocoon of gas 10
Climate in the past 12
Watery planet 14
The properties of water 16
Realms of ice 18
The building blocks 20
Investigating rocks 22
Igneous rocks 24
Sedimentary rocks 26
Metamorphic rocks 28
The challenge of the ocean 30
Modern oceanography 32
Continental drift 34
Plate tectonics 36
The formation of the ocean floor 38
Exploring the interior 40
Earthquakes and seismology 42
Volcanology 44
Mountain building 46
Plateaus and rifts 48
Weathering processes 50
Life from rock 52
Erosion 54
Deposition 56
Glaciation 58
The age of the Earth 60
Naming the Earth 62
Index 64
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  • Posted April 22, 2009

    Excellent, beautiful reference for any age group

    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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  • Posted July 26, 2009

    This book should be used for geography and geology professors!!!!

    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.

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