Unlock the secrets of the Earth's natural history, from the planet's beginnings four and half billion years ago. Discover how the land and the oceans took shape, and how our world is constantly changing as a result of human actions and natural forces. Understand the Earth's place within the Solar System and the deeper Universe. Journey across the galaxies to discover the mysteries of deep space. This 80-page reference guide pulls together the very best material from the following individual titles in the highly successful Navigators information book series: Planet Earth and Stars and Planets. There are 16 Navigators titles in all, covering topics from history, geography, the natural world, and technology.
The ultimate visual guide to planet Earth and its place in the Universe
Dr. Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University in the UK, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He was formerly the Head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory and is now an author of non-fiction books for children. Barbara Taylor has written numerous children's books on science and natural history topics, including several titles in Kingfisher's highly acclaimed I Wonder Why and Discover Science series. She has won numerous awards including the American Association of Physics Science Writing Award and the Geographical Association Gold Award. She lives in Tunbridge Wells, in Kent, UK.