Super Earth encyclopedia

John Woodward, 1954-

Book - 2017

Presents a tour of Earth's natural structures, weather patterns, ocean phenomena, and constantly changing features.

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Children's Room New Shelf j550/Woodward (NEW SHELF) Due Oct 19, 2022
New York, New York : DK Publishing [2017]
First American edition
Item Description
At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Includes index.
Physical Description
207 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Main Author
John Woodward, 1954- (author)
  • Unique earth: Earth in space
  • Layered planet
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Spreading rifts
  • Collision zones
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Superheated water
  • Rocky planet
  • Formidable formations: Andes mountain range
  • San Andreas Fault
  • Uluru
  • Mount Everest
  • Namib Desert Dunes
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Grand Canyon
  • Salar De Uyuni
  • Fairy Chimneys
  • Atacama Desert
  • White Desert
  • Forest of Knives
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Mount Roraima
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Fire and steam: Kilauea
  • Hawaiian Island Chain
  • Erta Ale
  • Dallol Hot Springs
  • Rotorua
  • Black Smokers
  • Volcanic Java
  • Mount Etna
  • Yellowstone Caldera
  • Frozen world: Kaskawulsh Glacier
  • Ice-age Scars
  • Norwegian Fjords
  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Antarctica
  • Icebergs
  • Frost flowers
  • Lake Baikal
  • Water world: Victoria Falls
  • Hang Son Doong
  • Amazon River
  • Dead Sea
  • Cano Cristales
  • Pamukkale
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Ganges Delta
  • Angel Falls
  • Great Blue Hole
  • Lake Natron
  • Extreme weather: Thunderstorm
  • Supercell
  • Tornado
  • Microburst
  • Hurricane
  • Ice storm
  • Fire devil
  • Aurora Borealis
  • South Asian Monsoon
  • Dust storm
  • Disaster zones: Philippine earthquake
  • Japanese tsunami
  • Pompeii
  • Mount Pinatubo
  • Black Saturday bushfires
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Sahel drought
  • Living earth: Rainforest
  • Savanna
  • Desert
  • Temperate forest
  • Boreal forest
  • Tundra
  • Marine habitats.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 4–6—The visual drama never lets up in this tour of our planet's land forms and dynamic processes. Vivid photographs and conceptual images offer riveting aerial shots, close-ups, and inside looks at 67 features or phenomena, paired with suitably bombastic descriptive commentary ("Deep beneath the spectacular wilderness of Yellowstone National Park lies a simmering supervolcano."). Grouped by type, entries range from the Andes to Mount Everest, black smokers in the ocean depths to massive ice storms and wild "fire devils." Following later spreads on the "Wave of Death" wrought by the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and six other natural disasters, a closing section surveys wonders of the "Living Earth" from rain forests to marine habitats. Most entries come with a basic fact file, but the back matter is limited to a brief glossary and equally perfunctory index, with no suggestions for further information. VERDICT Likely to be a popular choice for budding naturalists and thrill seekers, but more suitable for random browsing and marveling than systematic research.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Presents a tour of Earth's natural structures, weather patterns, ocean phenomena, and constantly changing features.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A latest entry in the series that includes Super Nature Encyclopedia combines vibrant photography and CGI artwork with dashboard-style facts and stats that collectively showcase 100 amazing natural structures, weather patterns, ocean phenomena and the planet's constantly changing features.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This visual encyclopedia is the ultimate page-turner, bringing our planet's most diverse and dramatic features together in spectacular style.  Go on a breathtaking journey around the world. Scale the highest mountains, explore incredible weather patterns, and come face-to-face with the deadly forces of nature.Kids can explore the incredible, ever-changing features of Earth through mind-blowing photography, brand-new CGI artwork, fun facts, and stats. This fascinating reference book is sure to inspire the ecologists and scientists of tomorrow. Curious kids want to know everything about their planet. How do tornadoes form? What does the center of a volcanic eruption look like? Where is the hottest inhabited place on Earth? Investigate our world from its core to its cosmic connections when you journey through the spectacular imagery of colorful coral reefs, castle-like ice caves, and violent microbursts. This lively encyclopedia engages young readers with riveting information and eye-catching photography. Super Earth Encyclopedia will take your child on a jaw-dropping journey of discovering the most fascinating features of our planet.The Biggest, Highest, Most Extraordinary Features on Our PlanetFeel the mighty power of the highest waterfall and discover superheated water from a giant geyser. This educational book for children will ensure that you never look at the world, or its wonders, in the same way again.Inside the pages of this stunning book about Earth, you’ll find:    • Beautiful photography and CGI artworks of Earth’s most dramatic features.    • Dashboard-style fact files that provide information at a glance.    • Informative, fun-to-read text that is based on the latest discoveries and scientific research.More from DK Books:There are more Super Encyclopedias to explore! Super Bug Encyclopedia gives you an unprecedented insight into the complex life of creepy crawlies, and Super Human Encyclopedia showcases from head to toe how extraordinary the human body is.