Van Rose, Susanna; Streeter, Clive

Earth /written by Susanna Van Rose ; [special photography, Clive Streeter]. - London ; New York DK, 2005. - 72 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm. - DK eyewitness books . - DK eyewitness books .

Explores the secrets of the Earth, answering questions about the what lies beneath the Earth's crust, why sea water is salty, what the ocean floor looks like, why Africa is splitting apart, and other topics. What makes up the Earth? -- Early ideas about the Earth -- Cocoon of gas -- Climate in the past -- Watery planet -- Properties of water -- Realms of ice -- Building blocks -- Investigating rocks -- Igneous rocks -- Sedimentary rocks -- Metamorphic rocks -- Challenge of the ocean -- Modern oceanography -- Continental drift -- Plate tectonics -- Formation of the ocean floor -- Exploring the interior -- Earthquakes and seismology -- Volcanology -- Mountain building -- Plateaus and rifts -- Weathering processes -- Life from rock -- Erosion -- Deposition -- Glaciation -- Age of the Earth -- Naming the Earth -- Did you know? -- Geoscientists at work -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index. At head of title: Eyewitness. "Discover the secrets of life on our planet-- and learn how animals, plants, and the environment interact"--Cover. Includes index.

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Earth sciences -- Juvenile literature.
Earth sciences.