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  • Discoveries: Volcanoes & Earthquakes (Softcover)

    Discoveries: Volcanoes & Earthquakes (Softcover)

    $3.95

    This children's reference contains both color photos and illustrations documenting the history and science behind our unstable world's earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

  • Reader´s Digest Pathfinders: Rocks and Minerals (Hardback)

    Reader's Digest Pathfinders: Rocks and Minerals (Hardback)

    $11.95

    "Rocks and Minerals is different from any other information book you've ever picked up. You can start at the beginning and learn about our rocky planet, then read through to the end and find out how to collect rocks and minerals. Or, if you have a special interest in crystals, jump right into the "Meet the Minerals" section and move through the book from there." — From "Pick Your Path!" (page 5)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Volcano (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Volcano (Hardback)

    $3.95

    Did you know the loudest explosion in recorded history was not caused by a man-made bomb, but by a volcano in the South Pacific? Krakatoa in the straits of Java exploded August 27, 1883 destroying the island and killing more than 36,000 people in a blast that could be heard over 8,727 miles away in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the power of volcanoes in this wonderful volume.

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Underground Worlds (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Underground Worlds (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Caves are the result of minute incremental etchings of a variety of natural processes that, over a period of many millennia, have hollowed cavities extending for scores of miles into the earth's interior."—from The Lure of the Abyss (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Restless Oceans (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Restless Oceans (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The earth is misnamed, for it is more water than land. Seventy-two percent of the planet is covered by a briny mantle whose depth averages two and a quarter miles. And, though geographers speak of many separate seas and oceans, the watery realm is not actually partitioned by land masses; it is a single ocean in which the continents are islands rather than barriers."—from A Briny Mantle for the Earth (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Noble Metals (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Noble Metals (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Humanity's never-ending search for precious metals has been a galvanizing force in the developing science of geology. Yet for all the fierce economic motivation underlying it, the study of the earth and its secret workings has been a late blooming science. Seldom has a subject been so shrouded in myth, magic and misconception."—from The Genesis of Mineral Treasures (page 51)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Forest (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Forest (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Across the planet, tens of thousands of different tree species have conquered almost every kind of climate and terrain."—from The Many Faces of the Forest (page 6) Learn more about these wonders of nature; their anatomy, their types and their beauty in this volume from the Planet Earth series

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Flood (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Flood (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "It is the simplest substance on earth, merely two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Early philosophers embraced it as the fundamental building block of the universe, the wellspring of life itself—and they were not far wrong. It bathes the world with countless forms: a spring spurting from a mountain side, the glass mirror of a still lake, a river gliding silently to the sea.
    But water—this beneficial liquid, so tranquil, soft and tractable—has a murderous Janus face as well.—from Florence's Ordeal by Flood (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Earthquake (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Earthquake (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "For centuries scientists have struggled to comprehend the place of this terrible force in the natural order of things. Success eluded them until sophisticated instruments made it possible to listen to the innermost mutterings of the globe, calibrate with unprecedented precision the growth of mountains and examine the deepest seas. The discoveries confounded reason: Oceans were opening and closing, continents were being torn asunder in some places and crunched together in titanic collision elsewhere."—from The Dread Power of an Earthquake (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Continents in Collision (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Continents in Collision (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Mountains, the most spectacular issue of the geologic processes that shape the earth's crust, defied comprehension for centuries...As recent as 1962, the origin of mountains remained naggingly obscure, and some geologists despaired of soon finding an explanation:"—from Making Sense of Mountains (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Atmosphere (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Atmosphere (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The sky presents an eternally unfolding spectacle. One moment puffs of cumulus clouds skitter across it; the next, a billowing thunderhead perhaps 10 miles high may loom over the horizon. The 19th Century British author John Ruskin described the aerial drama as 'almost human in its passions, almost spiritual in its tenderness, almost divine in its infinity.'"—from The Protean Sky (page 6)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Arid Lands (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Arid Lands (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Unlike any other environment on earth, a desert is defined by what it lacks: water, soil, vegetation and population. By that standard, the beautiful blue planet is a far less benign place than might be imagined."—from The Austere Beauty of the Desert (page 6)

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