The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Planet Earth
"The Kingfisher Young People's Book of Planet Earth" is an exciting and colorful guide to our planet. No stone is left unturned in this fascinating survey of the elements that comprise the Earth, from its origins in space as a swirling cloud of gas and dust, to the dynamic, living planet we know today. Adults and children alike will be thrilled by the dramatic visuals, and the quality of information presented in each fact-packed, full-color spread. Children will discover detailed answers to their questions, whether it's how the world was formed, why dinosaurs became extinct, or why weather changes from one day to the next. Sections on conservation and the environment provide a complete picture of the interaction of life-forms on Earth, and detail the ways human beings can attempt to preserve a habitat for all creatures. Also includes a factfile, and glossary.
- Hardback | 96 pages
- 233.2 x 297.9 x 16.5mm | 821.02g
- 01 Sep 1999
- United States
Science Book & FictionThe Kingfisher Young People's Book of Planet Earth is a compact 96-page volume that addresses a wide variety of science topics associated with our planet Earth. The vast majority of the topics are from both a biological and earth science orientation. Forty-two topics are presented with an extensive index and a detailed glossary of 67 terms. The illustrations and photographs are well connected with the prose. The best use for this volume would be at the middle school level or higher, where a review of topics could serve as an enrichment resource. Readers need to be aware that many topics have been excluded (e.g., El Nino is included, but La Nina is not). The colorful nature of the book is its strength. A table of Earth facts, including information about worldwide major earthquakes and volcanoes, properties of minerals, and a geological timeline, is beneficial, but not connected to the body of the volume. Acceptable, Grades 7-12. REVIEWER: Lloyd H. Barrow (University of Missouri)