Taking the reader on a journey in time, this book travels through the formation of the solar system and on to explore the Earth's past in detail. It describes the development of land, sea, atmosphere, climate and the origins of life, and features major events/landmarks in the Earth's development.
Starting at the unimaginably hot, dense speck from which the universe originated, this text takes the reader on a journey in time, spanning the history of the Earth. The book travels through the enormity of time to the formation of the solar system and on to explore the Earth's past in detail. It describes the development of land, sea, atmosphere, climate and the origins of life, and features major events and landmarks in the Earth's turbulent development. Covering the process of early life on Earth, to the evolution of modern humans, until it reaches the planet at the end of the 20th century, supporting at least ten million living species
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The big bang - birth of the universe; the solar system forms; the solar system - meteorites; early Earth, crust and water; life evolves; life shapes atmosphere; simple to complex cells; life explodes?; atmosphere shapes life; time in the rocks; dating the past; perfectly preserved; the lost ocean; life moves on to land; from fins to four legs; coal forests and carbon cycles; amphibians and reptiles; boom and bust; what causes mass extinctions?; soaring the skies; into bloom; sluggish oceans; dinosaur death; mammals diversify; rising mountains; on the move; freezing and melting; shell thermometer; what are the effects of ice ages?; humans evolve; humans shape the environment; Earth's future; Earth status globes.
From the Beginning by Katie Edwards
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The Natural History Museum
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