"Earth is a sphere, but it is like a painted Russian doll. Open up the outer doll and find a smaller doll inside. Open that one and there is another doll and another. Inside Earth is a core of metal surrounded by molten and partly molten rock and metal. On top of that is a mantle of hot flowing rock, and above that is a thin lithosphere of surface rock, also called the crust…" This simile is a creative way to introduce Earth's atmospheres in Vogt's piece. Part of the "Earth's Spheres" series, this text includes information about elements of the atmosphere, such as air, weather, and climate. Vibrant colors and photographs add a cohesive element to the visual presentation of the book. Not only are the full-color graphics, photographs, and charts visually appealing, but they also enhance the information provided in the text. Additional resources include a glossary, bibliography, a list of recommended books and websites, and an index. This piece is suitable for students at the ninth grade reading level.