Encyclopedia of Earth A Complete Visual Guide

ISBN-10: 0520254716

ISBN-13: 9780520254718

Edition: 2008

Authors: John O'Byrne, Robert Coenraads, Michael Allaby, Stephen K. Hutchinson, Karen McGhee

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This sumptuously illustrated, beautifully written encyclopedia, the best book available on the topic, presents the most up-to-date information about planet Earth in a style and format that will appeal to an extremely wide range of readers. With thousands of photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and maps and a text written by a team of international experts, it presents an impressive overview of our globe--beginning with the history of the universe and ending with today's conservation issues. A truly spectacular reference,The Encyclopedia of Earthoffers new visual interpretations of many ideas, concepts, and facts, painting a fascinating picture of Earth today and across the ages. The encyclopedia is divided into six sections that are designed for either browsing or in-depth study. Birth gives an overview of Earth's 4.6-billion-year history, including the evolution of life. Fire explains the inner workings of our dynamic planet, its structure, and the tectonic forces that have molded its landscape. Land surveys rocks, minerals, and habitats. Air covers weather, including extreme weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes. Water tours the oceans, rivers, and lakes of the world. The final section, Humans, provides a compelling portrait of our relationship with Earth, and of how the natural world has shaped social and political developments. Copub: Weldon Owen Publishing The Encyclopedia of Earthfeatures: * Some of the world's finest landscape photography and hundreds of detailed illustrations and diagrams, cross sections, cutaways, maps, and charts * Coverage of topics including volcanology, paleontology, geology, natural history, cosmology, and more * Simple, easy-to-understand explanations of complex phenomena * The most recent scientific information and conservation data * "Fact files" providing information at readers' fingertips * "Heritage Watch" boxes focusing on key conservation issues and World Heritage sites
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.434

Michael Allaby resides in Tighnabruaich, Scotland.

Birth
Earth's Place in the Universe
Third Planet from the Sun
The Emergence of Life
Fire
Earth from the Inside Out
Heat from Within
Land
Rocks
Minerals
Landforms
Biomes
Air
Earth's Atmosphere
Wind
Climate
Weather
Record-Breaking Weather
Water
Oceans and Seas
The Marine Environment
Rivers
Wetlands and Swamps
Landlocked Water
Humans
A Peopled Planet
Earth's Resources
Human Impact
Global Conservation
Into the Future
Glossary
Index
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