Earth's History

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The surface of Earth has been folded, pinched, carved, shaken, squeezed, flattened, and shattered for more than four and a half billion years. Earth is a work in progress that changes all the time, thanks to meteorites, rain, heat, and pressure. In Earth's History, Discovery Channel takes you through Earth's amazing history, from its fiery beginnings to present day.

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The surface of Earth has been folded, pinched, carved, shaken, squeezed, flattened, and shattered for more than four and a half billion years. Earth is a work in progress that changes all the time, thanks to meteorites, rain, heat, and pressure. In Earth's History, Discovery Channel takes you through Earth's amazing history, from its fiery beginnings to present day.

Explores the history of planet Earth, from its fiery beginnings to the present.

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This is another addition to the "Discovery Channel School Science Series, Set IV: Our Planet Earth." A great deal of information is presented about how earth's surface has changed over the many years of its existence. The format is nonlinear, with boxes, charts and appropriate illustrations throughout. Each spread utilizes a different style—including Q and A, "at a glance", map, scientist's notebook—with the final page being "your world, your turn" with a follow-up project the reader might be inspired to attempt. This is an attractive resource suitable for browsing with numerous "sound bites" of information. However, since many of the chapter headings have clever titles, ("Whole Lotta Quakin' Goin' On," "Get a Life") the inclusion of an index would have been extremely helpful. Advanced students will want something a bit meatier for more serious research. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing; A World Almanac Education Group, Ages 9 to 11.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780836833799
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Discovery Channel School Science Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

History of Earth 4
At-a-Glance
Growing Pains 6
Q&A
Globes Through the Ages 8
Timeline
Here's the Drill 10
Scientist's Notebook
Whole Lotta Quakin' Goin' On 12
Map
"Shaken in the Grinding Teeth" 14
Eyewitness Account
On Solid Ground 16
Heroes
The Many Faces of Mountains 18
Scrapbook
Baby, It's Cold in Here! 20
Virtual Voyage
Earth: Inside and Out 22
Almanac
Get a Life! 24
Amazing but True
What's That Doing Here? 26
Solve-It-Yourself Mystery
Sculptures of Sand and Stone 28
Picture This
A Garden of Earthly Delights 30
Fun & Fantastic
Final Project: Ice Age 2100 32
Your World, Your Turn
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