How are earthquakes recorded? How was the Grand Canyon formed? How much of the Earth's surface is covered by water? Where do icebergs originate? With full-color photography and 3-D models of geological equipment, rocks, and minerals, Eyewitness: Earth is the perfect guide for gaining a better understanding of the secrets of life on our planet and how animals, plants, and the environment coexist.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
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|
|The properties of water||16|
|Realms of ice||18|
|The building blocks||20|
|The challenge of the ocean||30|
|The formation of the ocean floor||38|
|Exploring the interior||40|
|Earthquakes and seismology||42|
|Plateaus and rifts||48|
|Life from rock||52|
|The age of the Earth||60|
|Naming the Earth||62|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My 7 yr old grandson was very excited to receive this book, especially the separate over-sized picture. It is now framed on his wall. He is extremely interested in all that surrounds us and reads tidbits of info he shares with us. There is a lot of information in this book, so I imagine he will be reading it for a while.