Natural Wonders of the World

Natural Wonders of the World

By: DK (author), Smithsonian Institution (contributor), Chris Packham (foreword_author)Hardback

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A continent by continent exploration of planet Earth's most amazing natural wonders and captivating landscapes, with a foreword by Chris Packham. From Iceland's Skogafoss to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, discover which of the world wonders should definitely make it onto your bucket list with this unparalleled survey of the world's incredible natural treasures. Natural Wonders of the World combines breathtaking landscape photography with 3D terrain models and other explanatory artworks to reveal what lies beneath the surface and show how geographical features are formed. From South America's Amazon River to Asia's Himalayas and Australia's Ninety Mile Beach, this is a truly unrivalled exploration of Earth's most amazing places. To complete the picture, the plants and animals that inhabit these remarkable environments are also included, making Natural Wonders of the World a unique celebration of our world as well as the most accessible-ever guide to Earth's geological processes and features.

About Author

As a young adult, Chris Packham collected and studied ladybirds, tadpoles, reptiles, birds of prey, foxes, badgers, and squirrels. Chris has presented TV programmes including BBC2's Springwatch, Autumnwatch, and Winterwatch. His 2016 autobiography, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, reached number one in the Sunday Times Bestsellers in just two weeks.

Contents

1: Introduction 1: Earth's structure 2: Plate tectonics 3: Earth's past 4: Life on earth 2: North America 1: Mountains, Lakes, and Prairies 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Rivers and Lakes 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs 6: Forests 7: Grasslands and Tundra 8: Deserts 3: Central & South America 1: Andes to Amazon 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Rivers and Lakes 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs 6: Forests 7: Grasslands and Tundra 8: Deserts 4: Europe 1: Land of Rivers and Plains 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Rivers and Lakes 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs 6: Forests 7: Grasslands and Tundra 8: Deserts 5: Africa 1: Land of the Rift 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Rivers and Lakes 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs 6: Forests 7: Grasslands and Tundra 8: Deserts 6: Asia 1: Tundra to Tropics 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Rivers and Lakes 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs 6: Forests 7: Grasslands and Tundra 8: Deserts 7: Australia & New Zealand 1: An Ancient Land 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Rivers and Lakes 5: Coasts, Islands, and Reefs 6: Forests 7: Grasslands and Tundra 8: Deserts 8: Antarctica 1: The Frozen Continent 2: Mountains and Volcanoes 3: Glaciers and Ice-sheets 4: Tundra 9: The Oceans 1: The Mid-Atlantic Ridge 2: The Seychelles 3: The Great Chagos Bank 4: The Maldives 5: The Hawaiian Islands 6: The Galapagos Islands 7: The East Pacific Rise 8: The Mariana Trench 10: Extreme Weather 1: Cyclones 2: Thunderstorms 3: Tornadoes 4: Sandstorms and Duststorms 5: Ice Storms 6: Aurorae 11: Directory 12: Glossary 13: Index 14: Acknowledgements

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780241276297
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9780241276297
  • weight: 2528
  • ISBN10: 0241276292

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