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Earth - The Power of the Planet
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In Earth- The Biography renowned science writers Iain Stewart and John Lynch use ground-breaking imagery and the latest scientific discoveries to explain how our unique and remarkable planet functions. After four and a half billion years the Earth is approaching old age a perfect time to look back on an extraordinary life. Each chapter will examine one of the Earth s most powerful forces meteor impacts, plate tectonics, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice and explore their central role in keeping the Earth alive. These are the forces that drive our planet, the powers that shape the Earth and affect its destiny. Spectacular graphics will present the familiar in a striking new light and will allow us to go back in time to discover the critical events in the Earth s past. This lavishly illustrated book will tell the epic story of the birth, life and future end of our amazing planet.
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A stunningly illustrated guide to how our planet works to accompany a landmark BBC science series

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Iain Stewart is a lecturer in geology at the University of Plymouth's School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences. He presented the six-part BBC geology series Journeys From the Centre Of The Earth, for which he wrote the accompanying book. His follow-up series on the geology and culture around the Pacific Rim, Journeys Into The Ring of Fire, was broadcast on the BBC in 2006. Iain is the presenter of Earth- The Power of the Planet. John Lynch is the BBC's head of Science and History. As a producer and director he made many successful films on subjects ranging from the eruption of Mount St Helens to the BAFTA award-winning Fermat's Last Theorem, before becoming Editor of the BBC's long-running science series Horizon. John was the executive producer of the landmark TV series The Planets and Walking With Dinosaurs, and then headed the BBC Science Unit as Creative Director unit being appointed to his current role. John is the author of Wild Weather and co-author of Walking with Cavemen.

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