The Usborne Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

The Usborne Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780746034057
Publisher: EDC Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Encyclopedias Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 11.16(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

Table of Contents

Planet Earth
The Earth in Space8
Looking at the Earth10
The Seasons12
Day and Night14
Inside the Earth16
The Earth's Crust18
Rocks, Minerals and Fossils20
The Earth's Resources22
Energy from the Earth24
Earthquakes and Volcanoes
The Exploding Earth28
Volcanic Variations30
Natural Hot Water32
Volcanic Islands34
Living with Volcanoes36
Earthquake Effects38
How Earthquakes Happen40
Earthquake Safety42
Giant Waves44
Climate
The Earth's Atmosphere48
Air and Ocean Currents50
Natural Cycles52
Global Warming54
World Climates56
Rainforests58
Tropical Grasslands60
Monsoons62
Tropical Deserts64
Mediterranean Climates66
Temperate Climates68
Polar Regions70
Mountains72
Changing Climates74
Weather
What is Weather?78
Water and Clouds80
Thunderstorms82
Windstorms84
Floods and Droughts86
Freezing and Frying88
Strange Weather90
Weather Forecasting92
Plants and Animals
Plant Life on Earth96
Animal Life on Earth98
Ecosystems100
People and Ecosystems102
Population104
Farming106
Farming Methods108
Shaping the Land
Soil112
Looking after Soil114
Weathering116
Erosion118
Rivers and Oceans
Rivers122
River Erosion124
Using Rivers126
Water in the Ground128
Rivers of Ice130
The Edge of the Sea132
Seas and Oceans134
Using Seas and Oceans136
Useful Information
Glossary140
Maps and Lines146
The Earth's Cycles148
Sciences and Scientists150
World Records152
Measurements154
Useful Addresses155
Index156
Acknowledgements160

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