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Stuff You Should Know About Planet Earth


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p.6-7 Introduction
p.8-9 How does the Earth move? (Our place in the solar system)
p.10-11 Why do we have night and day? (Night & day and the year)
p.12-13 Why does the Moon change shape? (Phases of the Moon)
p.14-15 What's inside the Earth?
p.16-17 How do the continents move? (Continental drift)
p.18-19 How does the crust move? (Tectonic plates)
p.20-23 What makes volcanoes erupt? (fold-out)
p.24-25 Why do earthquakes happen?
p.26-27 How are mountains raised up?
p.28-29 How does the land wear down? (Landscape erosion cycle)
p.30-31 How does a river move? (The life cycle of a river)
p.32-33 How do glaciers change the landscape? (Glaciers and ice sheets)
p.34-35 How are caves dug out? (Caves and gorges)
p.36-39 How are rocks made? The rock cycle (fold-out)
p.40-41 How does the ocean move? (The oceans and ocean currents)
p.42-43 How do waves shape coasts?
p.44-45 What's in the air? (The Earth's atmosphere)
p.46-47 Where does water go? (The water cycle)
p.48-49 What makes rain fall? (How rain is made)
p.50-51 Why do winds blow? (How winds are generated)
p.52-55 How do hurricanes happen? (fold-out)
p.56-57 Why are some places so hot? (Climate zones)
p.58-59 How do the seasons turn?
p.60-61 How do tropical rain forests work?
p.62-63 How do plants use sunlight? (Photosynthesis)
p.64-65 What goes on in the soil?
p.66-67 What makes an animal at home? (Biomes)
p.68-71 Life changers - the origins and evolution of life on Earth (fold-out)
p.72-73 How do animal and plants live together? (How ecosystems work)
p.74-75 Why do things live and die?
p.76-77 Why does the world heat and cool? (Climate change)
p.78-79 Glossary
p.80 Index

About the Author

John Farndon is an internationally renowned author of exciting and accessible science books for children and adults. His books have been shortlisted for numerous awards and have sold millions of copies worldwide, proving their perennial appeal.

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