Earth (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Earth (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Susanna Van Rose

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465408976
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 07/01/2013
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 284,782
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What makes up the Earth?6
Early ideas about the Earth8
A cocoon of gas10
Climate in the past12
Watery planet14
The properties of water16
Realms of ice18
The building blocks20
Investigating rocks22
Igneous rocks24
Sedimentary rocks26
Metamorphic rocks28
The challenge of the ocean30
Modern oceanography32
Continental drift34
Plate tectonics36
The formation of the ocean floor38
Exploring the interior40
Earthquakes and seismology42
Volcanology44
Mountain building46
Plateaus and rifts48
Weathering processes50
Life from rock52
Erosion54
Deposition56
Glaciation58
The age of the Earth60
Naming the Earth62
Index64

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Earth (Eyewitness Books Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
wishnick More than 1 year ago
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.