DK: Earth

Author(s): James F. Luhr

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The definitive guide to our planet. The world around us is made up of an extraordinary range of constantly changing landscapes. Using an innovative visual approach, Earth provides a fresh 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 unprecedented visual catalogues of more than 400 of the most impressive, beautiful, or unusual places on the Earth - from the Colorado River to the Atacama Desert, from the rainforests 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. Earth is illustrated throughout with breathtaking photographs, photo-realistic digital artworks, and several hundred specially commissioned maps.

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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.

Douglas Palmer is a lecturer at Cambridge University. Robert Dinwiddie is a trained oceanographer and a professional science writer. Clint Twist is an author and journalist and former museum consultant. Martin Walters is an editor on the World Wildlife Fund's People and Plants series and the author of may natural history publications. The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world.

General Fields

  • : 9781405300186
  • : Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • : Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
  • : October 2003
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James F. Luhr
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 551
  • : 520
  • : colour photographs, illustrations, charts and maps