In the last quarter of a century our knowledge of the forces that shape the Earth has grown exponentially. Planet Earth utilizes the latest research and findings to provide a comprehensive exploration of the origins and nature of Earth, along with its inner structure, life-supporting rhythms and surface features. In addition to discussion of the origins and processes of the planet, it includes critical environmental issues that face us today. Spectacular photos and illustrations-of oceans, wildlife, desert oases, arctic icecaps, the earth's interior- combined with the latest research provides an extraordinary introduction to the way the Earth works. Features include:
"An all-in-one source for student-oriented information about geology, oceanography, meteorolgy, and environmental issues such as ozone depletion and global warming. Using colorful diagrams as well as numerous photos, articles cover topics such as: carbon and oxygen cycles; continental drift; soil formation; rhythms of the tides; jet streams; and hurricanes and tropical cyclones. A glossary is appended."
-- SciTech Book News (June 2001)
Price: US $171.00