Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide, New Edition (DK Definitive Visual Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)

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Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide, New Edition (DK Definitive Visual Encyclopedias) (Hardcover)



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Explore and understand the natural and human wonders of our planet.

Now, in its third edition, this landmark encyclopedia celebrates our planet and explains the science underpinning the forces and processes that have made and shaped it. Artworks, photographs, terrain models, and maps are combined to capture the power of landscapes and natural events and show their hidden sides, explaining, for example, how an earthquake is triggered and how burning fossil fuels is driving a climate emergency.

In this earth book, you will find:

-More than 3,000 photographs, artworks, and maps

-A  40-page timeline of Earth's history includes human evolution and the story of human colonization of the planet

-Sections that explore human impact features - on subjects from deforestation to population growth

-An atlas section includes original maps centered on Earth's seven major tectonic plates

Parts of the book lay out systematic and in-depth reference guides to core scientific information, such as more than 100 types of rocks and minerals. Similar sections contain visual profiles of some of the wonders of the natural world, from the Andes and Himalayas to the Grand Canyon, Sahara Desert, and Amazon Rainforest.

Revised and updated to include the latest developments in fast-changing geology and Earth science areas - including Earth history, climate change, and urban geography - this is a classic reference book for anyone who wants to understand how our planet works.
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.
Product Details ISBN: 9780744069839
ISBN-10: 0744069831
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 528
Language: English
Series: DK Definitive Visual Encyclopedias