Encyclopedia of Planet Earth


ISBN 0746034059

Encyclopedia of Planet Earth is an educational illustrated view of our planet, taking the reader through a fascinating journey from core to crust. A splendid, comprehensive and easy-to-understand explanation of the basics of the materials, climate, and ultimately the life of planet earth.

The Encyclopedia of Planet Earth has seven sections that cover almost every topic that influences and changes planet earth.

The beginning section describes Earth, illustrating its size within the solar system and universe. The diverse climates, seasons, and the explanation of how we perceive day and night are expounded upon as well. Readers can learn about the Earth’s layers — from the core, mantle and crust. Seismic activity and tectonic plates are easily understood through diagrams and short descriptions.

It also details the rocks, minerals, fossils, metals, and energy resources that are found in the environment.

Another section helps readers to understand the forces at work that shift and change the layout of our planet, through powerful — and often destructive — earthquakes and volcanoes.

This book teaches readers about the climate, weather, atmosphere and its layers, air and ocean currents, the water cycles, thunderstorms, wind, and the carbon and nitrogen cycles that play a role in the delicate balance of life.

It then goes on to explain about the human inhabitants, and the diverse animal kingdom that lives on Earth throughout the many regions and climates it contains — in the air, waters, and on land.
A further section explains how the land is shaped. Kids learn here about soil layers, types of soil and the creatures (like earthworms and slugs) that burrow and enrich it. They also discover the means of protecting the Earth’s soil and about the erosion and weathering that can shape and destroy it.

Finally, Encyclopedia of Planet Earth contains a glossary that explains the terminology throughout the book that some young readers may have been introduced to for the first time. There are plenty of maps, measurements, cycles, and world records for further learning.

Publisher: Usborne Books (January 2000) 160 pages
Ages 9-12
ISBN-10: 0746034059
ISBN-13: 978-0746034057