Big Earth Book (Lonely Planet Kids) (The Big Earth Book)

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Planet Earth. Four elements. One incredible story. Lonely Planet Kids' The Big Earth Book takes children on a rollercoaster ride through history, geography, science and more to show how four elements - earth, fire, air and water - created the world and everything that exists today inAmazing facts, photography, and illustrations bring our planet and its past to life in an exciting, engaging way.

Written by Mark Brake, a science writer and broadcaster who's worked for NASA, the BBC, and the National Science Museum of Thailand. Created in consultation with Dr Mike Goldsmith, a research scientist and writer with a PhD in astrophysics from Keele University in the UK.---from the publisher

256 pages                    978-1787012783                     Ages 8-13

Keywords:  earth science, science, information, narrative nonfiction, oceanography, Science Curriculum, STEM, geology, air, water cycle, fire, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old, part of a series

Highlights include:

Earth:

  • How the Earth was formed
  • The structure of the Earth
  • Plate tectonics and rocks
  • Earthquakes and volcanoes
    • Humans in the stone age
    • Hunter-gatherers and farming
    • Fossils and digging for treasure
    • DNA: the code of life

    Fire:

    • Ingredients for fire
    • Fire and humans
    • The history of fire
    • The dangers of wildfire
    • The Great Fire of London
    • Gunpowder and fireworks
    • The combustion engine
    • Carbon and global warming

    Air:

    • What's air made of?
    • The Northern Lights
    • How animals learned to fly
    • Dinosaurs in the air
    • Birds and bats
    • The history of flight
      • Speech and language
      • Music and instruments
      • Weather and climate

      Water:

      • The origins of water
      • Rivers and oceans
      • The water cycle
      • The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
      • Canals, bridges and dams
      • Exploring the seas
      • The age of exploration
      • Tsunamis and waterfalls

      About Lonely Planet Kids: Come explore! Let's start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Combining astonishing facts, quirky humor and eye-catching imagery, we ignite their curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place-inspiring children at home and in school.---from the publisher

    • Also in this series:  The Animal Book; The Cities Book; The Travel Books

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