This is a series that shows the Earth in new and surprising ways. How do volcanoes, the ocean, the atmosphere, and ice affect the Earth's landscape, its climate, and its history? CGI gives the audience a ringside seat at these great events, while the final episode brings together all the themes of the series and argues that Earth is an exceptionally rare kind of planetgiving us a special responsibility to look after our unique world.
In Earth: The Biography, renowned science writers Iain Steward and John Lynch use groundbreaking imagery and the latest scientific discoveries to tell the epic story of Earth's birth, life stages, and distant future demise. More than 200 full-color photographs and illustrations present the familiar in a striking new light, while the authors' straightforward style brings an engaging clarity to advanced scientific concepts. A timely volume as our planet adapts to a warming climate, this accessible, authoritative, and richly visual exploration is a valuable home reference for every family.
Iain Steward is a Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Plymouth School of Earth, Ocean, and Environmental Sciences. He hosted the popular BBC/PBS geology series From the Center of the Earth. His follow-up series, Journeys into the Ring of Fire, focused on geology and culture around the Pacific Rim. He is co-author of the book Walking with Cavemen.
John Lynch, executive producer of this book's companion television series, is currently head of the History and Science unit of the British Broadcasting Corporation. He produced numerous films for Horizon, including coverage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. His credits as an author include Wild Weather and, with Iain Steward, Walking with Cavemen.
I think this book kind of changed my life. Being 50 years old I missed learning about the origins of our earth in school and so much more has been discovered since my school days. We didn't study dinosaurs and barely studied evolution - so reading this book finally gave me the education I have always been missing. It was very easy and enjoyable to understand, very well written. And now, I must say, I look at the world, the sun, even our moon in a completely different - and much more enlightened - way. Life just got a whole lot more interesting. Love this book!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend