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100 things to know about Planet Earth

100 things to know about Planet Earth
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400265104 ENVIRONMENT/550. MAR
Non Fiction   Gunnedah . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781474950626
Name Martin, Jerome author.
Title 100 things to know about Planet Earth
Published London : Usborne, 2019.
Description 128 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 25 cm.
Series 100 things to know about
Notes Includes index.
Contents Africa is bigger... or smaller...than Greenland - depending on your map -- Shadows and a camel...are all you need to measure the Earth -- Conditions on Earth...are just right for life -- Two dozen rabbits...changed the landscape of Australia -- Water, water everywhere...but barely a drop to drink -- Nets, ropes and plastic bags...were found inside a whale -- No environment on Earth..is too extreme for bacteria -- All the bacteria on Earth...outweigh all the human beings -- Deserts bloom with flowers...after rainstorms -- Shyness...prevents some trees from touching -- The great dying...killed almost all the species in the sea -- We're living in an ice age...but it won't last much longer -- To experience Mars on Earth...scientists visit the Atacama Desert -- Sand can sing...whistle and even roar -- Sand thieves...are stealing entire beaches -- The world's biggest waterfall...is an underwater waterfall. -- Astronomers of the future...will see a different North Star -- Without the Moon...the Earth would seesaw catastrophically -- A creaking sinkhole...is releasing poisonous gases -- The conscience pile...is built of guilt, remorse, and petrified wood -- Massive earthquakes...make the Earth ring like a bell -- Plastiglomerate...is rock made of junk -- A new supercontinent...is slowly forming -- The Earth is a giant magnet...that defends us from certain death -- Seabird droppings...help keep the Arctic cool -- Gravity can be weaker...in different parts of the world -- Rain as red as blood...once fell in India -- We live in the 99th age...of the 34th epoch, 12th period, 3rd era in the 4th eon -- Vulcan Point is an island...in a lake...on an island...in a lake...on an island -- There's a rare kind of lightning...that looks like jellyfish -- A hole in the atmosphere...is healing itself -- Seemingly lifeless glaciers...are actually teeming with tiny creatures -- You'll need to change your look...to suit Earth's changing climate -- Boulders are bigger...than cobbles...and cobbles are bigger than pebbles... -- Graffiti...could save a species -- The driest place on Earth...is in Antarctica -- When islands form...new wildlife gradually develops -- Every tree on Earth...recorded the invention of nuclear bombs -- A pack of wolves...changed the course of a river -- When valleys talk...submarines listen -- An accidental bubble...helps to keep the Earth safe -- Zastrugi, firn and frazil...are all types of snow and ice -- The remotest place on Earth...is closer to space than it is to dray land -- 1,600 balloons a day...help weather forecasters get it right -- Tsunami stones...remind us of disasters yet to come -- Arctic foxes...are excellent gardeners -- Antarctica was covered in forest...100 million years ago -- Antarctica froze...after the Himalayan mountains rose -- Diamonds travel...at supersonic speeds -- From cosmic dust...entire planets were born -- The oldest thing on Earth...is older than the Earth itself -- Burning Mountain...has been blazing for 6,000 years -- Surfing the Pororoca...can carry you miles inland -- Underground goblins...poisoned miners -- Arlene...is the most common storm name -- A Venezuelan thunderstorm...helps sailors find their way -- Terns travel so far in their lives...they could fly to the Moon and back three times -- The Boring Billion...was a billion years of nothing -- Helium is escaping...and eventually Planet Earth will run out -- You don't need an umbrella...to shelter from phantom rain -- Earth is smellier...after a rainstorm -- An underground rainforest...is growing in the world's largest cave -- A vampire and a monster..came out of a volcano -- North America's highest peak...has more than 40 names -- Desolation and despair...await visitors to the Southern Ocean -- Sailing stones...drift across the desert at night -- Crystals as big as buses...are growing inside a Mexican cave -- Hollywood snow...once came from the Californian desert -- Many, many mini moons...orbit Earth at any time -- As Earth gets hotter...animals get smaller -- All the gold mined on Earth...came from outer space -- Pterosaurs couldn't fly...in 21st century skies -- A future president...turned the American west into a chessboard -- A third man...haunts climbers on the highest peaks -- Costumes, wigs and props...were once essential on polar expeditions -- A fleet of rubber ducks...helped to track how the oceans move -- The Black Death...made the planet colder -- A sprinkling of dust...can melt an Alpine glacier -- Vog, laze and lavanadoes...make deadly volcanoes even more dangerous -- Yesterday and Tomorrow...are separated by a few miles of icy seawater -- Friday, Saturday and Sunday...happen all at once -- A prehistoric network of caves...was carved out by giant sloths -- Fossilized chicken bones...will leave a lasting record of human existence -- The greatest threat to life...is humans -- There could be a new continent...submerged beneath the sea -- Bright blue fire...spews from an Indonesian volcano -- One of Tutankhamun's gems...was created by a meteorite strike -- Ultramarine blue...was once more valuable than gold -- Chimborazo beats Everest...to be the highest point on Earth -- Living bridges grow...in the wettest place on Earth -- Two to Earth's largest rivers...don't mix when they meet -- Super corals...could save the world's reefs -- Rogue waves...are common but unpredictable and unexplained -- An iron curtain...created a green belt -- Desert dust fertilizes...the Amazon Rainforest -- An underwater meadow...is older than the pyramids -- Life on Earth won't last forever...but how it enads is a matter of chance -- Where on Earth? The numbers on this map of the world show the locations of some of the '100 things' described in this book -- 10 things to do...to protect Planet Earth -- Glossary (This glossary explains some of the words usesd in this book. Words written in italic type have their own entries) -- Index -- Making this book...took a team of armchair explorers.
Summary What are phantom islands? How did the Black Death cause an ice age? How could graffiti save endangered tortoises? Find the answers to these questions and 97 more in this bold, graphic and exciting book, full of amazing things to know about Planet Earth.
Target audience note Ages 8+.
Subjects Earth sciences -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature
Earth (Planet) -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature
Genre Trivia and miscellanea
Added Names Mariani, Federico, 1974- illustrator.
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