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This is Planet Earth

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The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is. Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big bang and long-dead stars, at first it was nothing special, but somehow it evolved to become the most amazing place in the known Universe. The only living planet we know of, it also has a very unusual moon, a remarkably dynamic surface, a complex atmosphere and a deeply mysterious interior. This is Planet Earth is dedicated to the wonders of Planet Earth. Its past is long and dramatic and its future shrouded in mystery. Yet despite centuries of research, only now are we starting to understand Earth's complexity. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

Planet Earth

Author : Alastair Fothergill
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"Planet Earth" is regarded as a wildlife TV series, and its magic lies in its photography. This title features the "Planet Earth" images. Accompanying the images, it includes thought-provoking captions by "Planet Earth" series producer Alastair Fothergill, along with quotes from the wildlife and conservation world.

One Planet

Author : Stephen Moss
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10 years on from the first, groundbreaking, Planet Earth, we use the most incredible advances in technology and scientific discovery to bring you the most exciting and immersive picture of our world's wildlife yet. With over 250 breathtaking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, this is an extraordinary new look at the complex life of some of the most amazing places on Planet Earth. Each chapter reveals an environment - some never-before-seen, some astonishingly familiar - defined by a unique set of rules required for survival. From the most desolate desert to the depths of the jungle, from blistering heat and freezing cold to perpetual darkness and deadly UV, discover how a whole host of creatures have adapted to life in the most extreme conditions. And how they compete with one another to become the largest, the fastest, the most poisonous, or most devious - all in a bid to survive. Planet Earth II includes the first in-depth look at the urban environment, and the surprising range of behaviours occurring right under our noses, as well as some previously untouched island worlds. Filmed with remarkable 5k and infra-red technology, these are the challenges, the confrontations, and the triumphs of some of the most extraordinary creatures in the natural world, told from their perspective. This is our planet, as you have never seen it before.

Planet Earth

Author : Campbell Books
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A fact-filled introduction to planet Earth for preschoolers, with over thirty flaps, a turn-and-learn wheel and gatefold ending.This lift-the-flap book is jam-packed with fun information, incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) topics. With over thirty flaps, a wheel and a pull-out ending, children will love learning in a hands-on, playful way.Find out what is inside the Earth, where rainbows come from and how to help look after the planet in this brilliant book. Pairing bold, colourful scenes from illustrator Naray Yoon with rhyming text and a page of informative fun facts, this is the perfect novelty book for children just starting to find out more about the world around them.

What s So Special about Planet Earth

Author : Robert E. Wells
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Move to another planet? Sounds interesting! In our imaginary spaceship, let's check out the planets in our solar system. Mercury is closest, but it has no air, and it's either sizzling hot or bitterly cold. The atmosphere on Venus is poisonous; plus, human beings would cook there. Mars might work, but you'd always have to be in a protective shelter. And if you got to the outer planets, you couldn't even land as they are mostly made of gas! Our home planet is looking good. Why is Earth so comfortable for plants, animals, and people? As Robert E. Wells explains, it's because of our just-right position form the sun, marvelous atmosphere, and abundant water. Our planet is very special and perfect for us, and that's why we must do all we can to keep Earth healthy.

The Life and Death of Planet Earth

Author : Peter Douglas Ward
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"This is the first real biography of the Earth - not only a brilliant portrait of the emergence and evolution of life on this planet, but a vivid and frightening look at Earth's remote future. Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee combine storytelling power with extreme scientific care, and their narrative is as transfixing as any of H.G. Wells's fantasies, but more enthralling, for Ward and Brownlee have real power to prognosticate. This is a book that makes one shiver, but also inspires one to wonder how humanity (if we survive in the short term) will fare in the distant future." Oliver Sachs Peter Ward and Don Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, are in the vanguard of the new field of astrobiology. Combining their knowledge of the evolution of life on our planet with their understanding of the life cycles of stars and solar systems, the authors tell the awe-inspiring story of the second half of Earth's life. The process of planetary evolution will essentially reverse itself; life as we know it will subside until only the simplest forms remain. The oceans will evaporate, and as the sun slowly expands, Earth itself will eventually meet a fiery end.

A Man From Planet Earth

Author : Giancarlo Genta
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Sometime in the not-too-distant future ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is home to a number of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any contact with civilizations that have not yet achieved both a substantial spacefaring capability and sufficient maturity to control the technology explosion before triggering their own extinction. While this policy is intended to only bring in peaceful new members, matters change entirely when the confederation is threatened by some unknown entity - is the menace real or imagined? The confederation decides to break with the rules and sends a delegate to Earth to hire one of the supposedly belligerent Earthlings to investigate and to revive the confederation’s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman agrees, but demands a high price: should he succeed, the confederation will have to accept Earth as a new member. As the threat becomes ever more acute, the question soon becomes which mission will prove harder - saving the confederation or convincing it to accept the deal! The extensive appendix, written in non-technical language, reviews the scientific and technological topics underlying the plot - ranging from the Fermi paradox, space travel and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on possible universal convergences in technological and biological development.

Planet Earth

Author : Peter Riley
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100 Facts Planet Earth book for kids is bursting with awesome images, great activities and exactly 100 mind-blowing facts. Children will learn everything they need to know about our wonderful planet. 100 Facts Planet Earth book for kids covers key topics about our world in easily-digestible, numbered facts. Every page features detailed illustrations and colourful photographs that bring the text to life for kids. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Planet Earth: Where Earth came from and where it is in space The layers of Earth, precious materials and preserving the planet Natural events, spectacular scenery and what we can learn about the evolution of Earth Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: Some fossils of bacteria are 3.5 billion years old. The longest stalactite is 59 metres long. The tallest stalagmite is 32 metres tall. By the middle of the 21th century, 3050 percent of all living species may be extinct. Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: Make salt crystals using table salt, a magnifying glass and a dark-coloured bowl! Recreate a geyser eruption using a bucket, plastic funnel and plastic tubing Quiz question: What shape is a barchan sand dune? Author: Peter Riley Consultant: Clive Carpenter Pages: 48 Age: 7+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781782091950

Planet Earth is Blue

Author : Nicole Panteleakos
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Autistic and nearly nonverbal, twelve-year-old Nova is happy in her new foster home and school, but eagerly anticipates the 1986 Challenger launch, for which her sister, Bridget, promised to return.

Mathematics Of Planet Earth A Primer

Author : Dan Crisan
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Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) was started and continues to be consolidated as a collaboration of mathematical science organisations around the world. These organisations work together to tackle global environmental, social and economic problems using mathematics.This textbook introduces the fundamental topics of MPE to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, physics and engineering while explaining their modern usages and operational connections. In particular, it discusses the links between partial differential equations, data assimilation, dynamical systems, mathematical modelling and numerical simulations and applies them to insightful examples.The text also complements advanced courses in geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) for meteorology, atmospheric science and oceanography. It links the fundamental scientific topics of GFD with their potential usage in applications of climate change and weather variability. The immediacy of examples provides an excellent introduction for experienced researchers interested in learning the scope and primary concepts of MPE.

Please Help Planet Earth

Author : Ladybird
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Children s First Planet Earth Encyclopedia

Author : Claudia Martin
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From mountains to oceans, this extraordinary encyclopedia brings together awe-inspiring ideas and eye-opening images. Key concepts about planet Earth are explained with clarity but accuracy, in a way that will enthral younger readers. It is divided into four sections: Our Planet, On the Move, Weather and Habitats. This comprehensive book is the perfect introduction to our extraordinary world for children aged 5+.

100 Things to Know about the Planet Earth

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What are phantom islands? How did the Black Death cause an ice age? How could graffiti save endangered tortoises? Find the answers to these questions and 97 more in this bold, graphic and exciting book, full of amazing things to know about Planet Earth. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Hello Is This Planet Earth

Author : Tim Peake
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The #1 international bestseller: An astronaut's tour of our planet from the heavens, featuring 150 mesmerizing photographs (with commentary) from the International Space Station. During his six-month mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk -- and, perhaps more astonishingly, the first to run an entire marathon in space. During his historic mission, he captured hundreds of dazzling photographs, the very best of which are collected here. Tim captures the majesty of the cosmos and of the planet we call home: breath-taking aerial photos of the world's cities illuminated at night, the natural beauty of the northern lights, and unforgettable views of oceans, mountains, and deserts. Tim's lively stories about life in space appear alongside these photographs, including the tale from which the title is taken: his famous wrong number dialed from space, when he accidentally called a stranger and asked: "Hello, is this planet Earth?" With this truly unique perspective on the incredible sights of our planet, Tim demonstrates that while in space, hundreds of miles above his friends and family, he never felt closer to home.

Encyclopedia of Planet Earth

Author : Anna Claybourne
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A dynamic and comprehensive introduction to physical geography, including information on the climate, volcanoes, erosion, the weather, ecosystems and humans. Illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams it will capture the imagination of young readers.

See Inside Planet Earth

Author : Katie Daynes
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From frozen deserts to steaming jungles, our planet is amazingly rich and varied. But it is also under threat. Take a closer look at the challenges facing planet Earth today and discover what we can all do to make a difference.

The Little Book of Planet Earth

Author : Rolf Meissner
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Presents a chronological description of Earth's evolution, including the development of geological and cosmological theories, the Big Bang, the formation of the Earth and the Moon, geological structure, and biological evolution.

The Dawn of Planet Earth

Author : Matthew Rake
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Join Ackerley the Acanthostega and travel back in time 4,500 million years to the Precambrian period, when our planet first formed. Witness the appearance of the very first organisms in the Devonian, Carboniferous, and Permian periods. Watch new forms of life emerge as warm seas allow fish to thrive and plants blossom to give food and shelter to flying and scurrying insects. Discover the facts, fossils, and fun science behind the birth of our planet, including early life forms, giant insects, and early land-based animals. This first part of the exciting story of life on Earth unfolds through amazing lifelike illustrations and fascinating diagrams, all narrated by a friendly prehistoric guide.

Planet Earth A True Book

Author : Stephanie Warren Drimmer
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Discover the wonder and learn the truth about our rocky home. Why does life exist on Earth but nowhere else in our solar system? What causes Earth's seasons? What makes up the Earth's interior? This book answers these questions and many more about our rocky home. From Earth's place in space, to its atmosphere and time zones, everything readers need to know about planet Earth is covered!Planets and stars, moons and galaxies! The universe is a vast and mysterious place with much to explore. And there's no better way to make amazing discoveries about space than with this reimagined series. With the latest NASA imagery, the classic structure and features of A True Book, and lively text, the titles in Our Universe bring the awe of the cosmos directly to readers. Students will come away with a wealth of knowledge about the incredible celestial bodies in our universe.This series covers Next Generation Science Standards core ideas including "The Universe and its stars" and "Earth and the solar system."

Space Architecture

Author : Olga Bannova
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For many, the idea of Space Architecture as a discipline lies in the domain of science fiction, where everything is possible simply because it happens 'very far in the future'. Is Space Architecture a fiction or reality? This book explores if and how architectural principles and strategies need to be transformed when applied to the extreme conditions of outer space. It presents concepts developed by great minds in the fields of space exploration and science-fiction, ones which can inspire new ways into the future. The book also presents the philosophy of Space Architecture, arguing for example that the design of space habitats needs to be human-centred while defining ways for humans to co-exist in new environments. These views are complemented by examples of architectures from current and planned space missions, organised by private companies as well as government agencies.