The Big Earth Book (North and South America edition)

The Big Earth Book (North and South America edition)

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Planet Earth. Four elements. One incredible story. Lonely Planet Kids' The Big Earth Book takes children on a rollercoaster ride through history, geography, science and more to show how four elements - earth, fire, air and water - created the world and everything that exists today. Amazing facts, photography and illustrations bring our planet and its past to life in an exciting, engaging way.

Written by Mark Brake, a science writer and broadcaster who's worked for NASA, the BBC and the National Science Museum of Thailand, and created in consultation with Dr Mike Goldsmith, a research scientist and writer with a PhD in astrophysics from Keele University in the UK.

Highlights include:

Earth:

  • How the Earth was formed
  • The structure of the Earth
  • Plate tectonics and rocks
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
  • Humans in the stone age
  • Hunter-gatherers and farming
  • Fossils and digging for treasure
  • DNA: the code of life

Fire:

  • Ingredients for fire
  • Fire and humans
  • The history of fire
  • The dangers of wildfire
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Gunpowder and fireworks
  • The combustion engine
  • Carbon and global warming

Air:

  • What's air made of?
  • The Northern Lights
  • How animals learned to fly
  • Dinosaurs in the air
  • Birds and bats
  • The history of flight
  • Speech and language
  • Music and instruments
  • Weather and climate

Water:

  • The origins of water
  • Rivers and oceans
  • The water cycle
  • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Canals, bridges and dams
  • Exploring the seas
  • The age of exploration
  • Tsunamis and waterfalls
Book Details

ISBN: 9781787012783

Edition: 1st

Publication Date: November 2017

Writers:
Brake, Mark
Kearney, Brendan

Age range: 9-12

256 pages | Dimensions: 230mm width × 305mm height

Next edition due: Not yet determined