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The Usborne Internet-linked encyclopedia of planet earth

Author: Anna Claybourne; Gillian Doherty; Rebecca Treays
Publisher: London : Usborne, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : [New ed.View all editions and formats
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A book that contains descriptions of websites you can visit to take you further into the subject in an entertaining and informative way, however you do not have to have a computer to use this book. This encyclopedia works on its own as an outstanding reference book without using the Internet at all.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Claybourne; Gillian Doherty; Rebecca Treays
ISBN: 0746058241 9780746058244 0794505341 9780794505349
OCLC Number: 59353555
Notes: Previous ed.: 1999.
Description: 160 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Planet earth: Earth in space --
Looking at the earth --
Seasons --
Day and night --
Inside the earth --
Earth's crust --
Rocks, minerals and fossils --
Earth's resources --
Energy from the earth --
Earthquakes and volcanoes: Exploding earth --
Volcanic variations --
Natural hot water --
Volcanic islands --
Living with volcanoes --
Earthquake effects --
How earthquakes happen --
Earthquake safety --
Giant waves --
Climate: Earth's atmosphere --
Air and ocean currents --
Natural cycles --
Global warming --
World climates --
Rainforests --
Tropical grasslands --
Monsoons --
Tropical deserts --
Mediterranean climates --
Temperate climates --
Polar regions --
Mountains --
Changing climates --
Weather: What is weather? --
Water and clouds --
Thunderstorms --
Windstorms --
Floods and droughts --
Freezing and frying --
Strange weather --
Weather forecasting --
Plants and animals: Plant life on earth --
Animal life on earth --
Ecosystems --
People and ecosystems --
Population --
Farming --
Farming methods --
Shaping the land: Soil --
Looking after soil --
Weathering --
Erosion --
Rivers and oceans: Rivers --
River erosion --
Using rivers --
Water in the ground --
Rivers of ice --
Edge of the sea --
Seas and oceans --
Using seas and oceans --
Useful information --
Glossary --
Maps and lines --
The earth's cycles --
Sciences and scientists --
World records --
Measurements --
Internet links --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Anna Claybourne, Gillian Doherty and Rebecca Treays ; designed by Laura Fearn and Melissa Alaverdy.

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Providing a comprehensive introduction to physical geography, this encyclopedia explores our world's most dramatic features. Clear photographs and graphic illustrations help children to explore the  Read more...

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