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Planet Earth

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Now in paperback, the companion book to the National Geographic TV series that will re-air in December 1986, revealing astonishing insights into the mysteries of the ocean depths, shifting continents, disastrous climate changes, new energy sources, and more. Illustrated in color and black-and-white throughout.
Paperback, 370 pages
Published November 1st 1986 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1986)
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Nov 09, 2013 M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a bad review. The book is all encompassing and a companion to a PBS mini series older than me. I think this series even predates Cosmos. While the book is not shoddy, the information inside has been presented better elsewhere. The book covers everything about the earth. Starting with plate tectonics, heading to the depths of the ocean, moving beyond earth to out planetary neighbors, and a slight detour at the sun. Then back to earth to discuss more geology, specifically metals and minerals. ...more
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I decided to read this book because it caught my eye in the library and i thought it would be interesting and i could gather something from it.This taught me about another time in history.

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I placed this under the spot on my A book that teaches me about another time in history because it teaches me about another time in history. This has alot of information of through earths long history.

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Feb 15, 2008 Sherrill Wallace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I saw one PBS show of the series and ordered this book. I think I must have some Native American blood in me because I see the earth as a living thing with untold beauty and mystery over every hill and vally. A pleasure to contemplate.
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