Cover image for The encyclopedia of Earth : a complete visual guide
The encyclopedia of Earth : a complete visual guide
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
Physical Description:
608 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

Statement of responsibility from p. [5].
Birth. Earth's place in the universe -- Third planet from the sun -- The emergence of life -- Fire. Earth from the inside out -- Heat from within -- Land. Rocks -- Minerals -- Soils -- Landforms -- Biomes -- Air. Earth's atmosphere -- Wind -- Climate -- Weather -- Record-breaking weather -- Water. Oceans and seas -- The marine environment -- Rivers -- Wetlands and swamps -- Landlocked water -- Humans. A peopled planet -- Earth's resources -- Human impact -- Global conservation -- Into the future.
Added Author:
Offers new visual interpretations of many concepts and facts, painting a fascinating picture of Earth today and across the ages.