How the World Works: Planet Earth: From Molten Rock in Space to the Place We Live (Paperback)
A comprehensive scientific account of Planet Earth and its lifeforms, featuring stunning full-color photography, textboxes and diagrams.In over four and a half billion years of existence, Planet Earth has gone from a hostile, sterile lump of hot rock to a temperate oasis teeming with life. How the World Works: Planet Earth is a fascinating synthesis of this transformation, exploring the landforms, plants and animals that make up its unique environment. Brought to life by full-color photography, this engaging and accessible guide includes useful textboxes, diagrams and profiles of key scientists. Topics include:
- The Earth's atmosphere
- The formation of mountains
- Plate tectonics
- Extinction of the dinosaurs
- Climate change Anne Rooney charts the amazing journey of discovery, from early theories of Neptunism and continental drift to the fuller picture we have today. A perfect read for anyone wanting to learn the science behind of our extraordinary planet. ABOUT THE SERIES: How the World Works is a full-color illustrated series by Arcturus Publishing. Each book provides an engaging introduction to a branch of human knowledge, outlining key principles and charting its development across history up to the present day.
About the Author
Anne Rooney is an award-winning author who has written several bestselling books on history, philosophy and science. She was longlisted for the prestigious Aventis Science Prize in 2004, was shortlisted for the ALCS Educational Writers' Award in 2015 and won the School Library Association Information Book Award in 2018. She has a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books have been translated into 22 languages.