Author(s): James F Luhr (ed)
Compact edition. The world around us is made up of an extraordinary range of constantly changing landscape. Using an innovative visual approach, "Earth" provides a perspective on our planet's apparently infinite range of natural features and the system of interlinking forces that formed and continue to change them. At the core of the book is a series of visual catalogues of more than 400 of the most impressive, beautiful, or unusual places on Earth - from the Colorado River to the Atacama Desert, from the rainforets of Indonesia to the Antarctic Ice-sheet. These inspiring inventories of real phenomena are combined with explanations of the processes that have shaped our planet over its 4.6 billion years of turbulent history. Review: The Times 06/12/03 Excels in presentation has superb photographs and graphics that speak eloquently about the world's diversity, with easy to absorb information on ecology, geology and geography. Times Educational Supplement 26/09/03 This is a sensuous book. Some books appeal only to the intellect but this is a delight for the senses as well. Every page pleases the eye .it is a triumph of graphic art, even the finger tips are stimulated Dorling Kindersley is renowned for it's high production values, and this book is a classic. Adults and child, teacher and pupil, will find this a source of endless delight.