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Author: James F Luhr
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth - such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rain forests  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Earth.
New York : DK Pub., 2003
(OCoLC)752398489
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James F Luhr
ISBN: 0789496437 9780789496430
OCLC Number: 52178674
Notes: At head of title: Smithsonian Institution.
Includes index.
Description: 520 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: Planet Earth : The history of the Earth --
The Earth in space --
The anatomy of the Earth --
The changing Earth --
Land : Mountains and volcanoes --
Rivers and lakes --
Glaciers --
Deserts --
Forests --
Wetlands --
Grasslands and tundra --
Agricultural areas --
Urban areas --
Industrial areas --
Ocean : Oceans and seas --
Coasts --
Atmosphere : Climate --
Weather --
Tectonic Earth : The Earth's plates --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Smithsonian Institution Earth
Smithsonian Earth
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, James F. Luhr.

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In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth - such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rain forests and the different types of clouds - Earth contains the most up-to-date ideas on how our world works, a compelling review on the health of the planet, and unbelievable images of the world's most stunning features. March 2004 staff pick With stunning photographs and detailed information, Smithsonian Earth is perfect for taking a whirlwind tour of the wonders of our planet without even leaving your chair!

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