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Planet Earth

An Illustrated History
(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Planet Earth
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TIME joins scientists in the field, visits with indigenous people and consults with experts to report on the biggest story of this year and every year: Planet Earth. And we visit the Earth's extremes: the longest rivers, tallest mountains and driest deserts on the planet. This beautifully illustrated volume, featuring the work of award-winning photographers, presents a portrait of our wondrous planet-and of all the beings that call it home-that is revelatory, awe-inspiring and essential. .Perfect for those who want simply to enjoy beautiful photographs or those who want to learn the history, geology, geography, and life forms on this planet .Divided into broad major sections, containing spreads that function as individual units and as a larger theme .Includes fascinating, informative graphic spreads from TIME's celebrated graphic artists-from the science of wildfires to what happens inside a hurricane .Features multiple points of entry: a spread might contain three or four sidebars-trivia, definitions, scientific debates, history, locations, Top Ten lists-all guaranteed to add fun and information
Title: Planet Earth
an illustrated history
Publisher: New York : Time, c2008
Characteristics: vi, 250 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,31 cm
Statement of Responsibility: [editor, Kelly Knauer ; picture editor, Patricia Cadley ; researcher/writer, Matthew McCann Fenton]
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: McCann Fenton, Matthew
Knauer, Kelly
Alternate Title: At head of title: Time
ISBN: 1603200320
9781603200325
Branch Call Number: 508 P712t 2008
Subject Headings: Natural history Pictorial works Earth (Planet) Pictorial works
Topical Term: Natural history
LCCN: 2008903290
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A beautiful, informative look at the earth and universe through photos and short essays.


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This book is massive. It is filled with pictures and text from Time's writers who cover the world. The book is divided into chapters: pedosphere,
hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and geosphere. You learn about the animals and the natural environment that they inhabit. Man's impact in each of these sphere's is noted. How they have harmed the earth but also the movies Deep Impact and Armageddon helped budget the NASA"s Near Earth Objects. A group that monitors asteroids and comets that threaten to reach earth. This book moves in between fun facts, humor intermixed with large gorgeous photos. A great research book for anyone who has to do a science project. A great read on how to understand how our world functions for adults.

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