One Million Things: Planet Earth
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A photographic feast serves up imagery and information about all things planet Earth: from its place in the solar system, to what it's made of, to what grows in it and on it, to what hovers above it.
Following on the incredible success of One Million Things: A Visual Dictionary, this spectacular book features dynamic photographic spreads that beautifully showcase the rocks, minerals, streams, oceans, layers, clouds, ancient sediments, and brand-new islands that make up our planet. There are millions of things to learn about Planet Earth!
grasslands have long rainy seasons followed by long droughts. They support herds of large grazing mammals, many of which migrate over long distances to exploit Key seasonal flushes of lush growth. North American prairie Brazilian cerrado Tropical grassland Temperate grassland Pampas d -taile Black e dog prairi PAMPAS Many dry grasslands develop in the lee (sheltered side) of high mountain ranges that intercept all the rain carried on prevailing winds. In South America, the Andes strip the
were left on the surface. Apollo 13: An explosion on the spacecraft prevented a Moon landing, but the crew managed to return to Earth. Apollo 16: In April 1972 this mission used another lunar rover to explore the Descartes Highlands region and conduct experiments. Apollo 14: This mission landed in a hilly region of the Moon in February 1971. It was led by Alan Shepard, who had also been the first American in space. Apollo 15: Landing in July 1971, the crew took a lunar rover vehicle that
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ball into a tighter, hotter mass. Eventually, this triggers a nuclear fusion reaction that turns hydrogen into helium gas and radiates energy as brilliant starlight. 8 Sagit rm sA STAR NURSERY r Nea rm cA p 3k u rse Pe 3 6 1 m The Milky Way galaxy has a pattern of spiral arms swirling out from its central bulge. These arms are made up of young, bright blue stars and slightly older, whiter stars, as well as clouds of dust and gas. Other stars lie between the arms, but they are not as
so it collapses to form a vast super-crater, or caldera. In 1650 BCE this happened in Santorini, Greece, seen here from space. Sea water pouring into the caldera then caused a cataclysmic explosion that destroyed the civilization on nearby Crete. Modern volcano has erupted in the center of the huge caldera PYROCLASTIC FLOWS Some eruptions produce deadly avalanches of red-hot rock and dust known as pyroclastic flows. They surge over the landscape at high speed, and may travel much farther than