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Marvels and mysteries of the world around us.

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y., Reader's Digest Association [©1972]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pictorial survey of the world's geologic and natural history.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
OCLC Number: 590772
Description: 352 pages illustrations 32 cm
Contents: pt. 1, Our planets past. 1. Earth's ancient drama. 2. Creatures of the ages. 3. Man's ancestors --
pt. 2, Awesome forces of change. 1. Cataclysms from below. 2. Ice on the march. 3. Monuments to time --
pt. 3, Wonders of the land. 1. Nature's last frontiers. 2. Miracles of water. 3. The land's surprises --
pt. 4, Marvels of the sea. 1. The restless oceans. 2. The sea and modern man --
pt. 5, Our majectic roof of air. 1. The airy domain. 2. Illusions in light. 3. Weather's many faces --
pt. 6, Earth's great natural treasures. The mineral monarchs. Artistry by accident. The rarest of metals. Bedrock for building. Basic metals for industry. Energy from the earth. A chemical cornucopia. Soil's vital harvest. Gifts to grace our table --
General index --
Illustration credits --
Acknowledgments.

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A pictorial survey of the world's geologic and natural history.

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