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The Story of Planet Earth

Written by Anne Rooney

Illustrated by Margarida Esteves

Part of the The Story of Everything Series

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The Story of Planet Earth Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Non Fiction Fascinating Facts Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Science Star Books The Natural World

An exhilarating, illuminating, gloriously-illustrated journey through Earth’s 4.5 billion-year history

From its formation from a fiery rock, to the modern day, Anne Rooney’s The Story of Planet Earth is an exhilarating expedition through our planet’s 4.5 billion-year history, with Margarida Esteves’s rich illustrations further bringing this astounding story to life.

Opening with interesting information about the creation myths devised by cultures around the world, readers are then given scientific explanations of the origins of the universe, the formation of Earth, and the early collision that gave our planet a new moon. From here we discover how Earth “settled into its orbit around the Sun, with its companion Moon going around it”, and then the beginning of life — though “scientists are not sure when or how life first started”.

After explaining the three fundamental geological stages of Earth (snowball, icehouse and today’s greenhouse state), we then discover more about the likes of tectonic plates, volcanoes, mountains, and the explosion of life that happened 540-million years ago.

Packed with facts, this is a great gift for confirmed young scientists. Moreover, the lively text and brilliant design (think fact boxes, clear headings and engaging diagrams) will surely spark an interest in science and geography in those who’ve yet to discover the delights of these subjects.

Joanne Owen

The Story of Planet Earth Synopsis

A wonderful introduction to planet earth for young readers.

4.5 billion years ago, a young planet formed from swirling stardust in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. Its name - Earth.

This book tells the incredible tale of that world's transformation from a fiery lump of rock to a planet cloaked with greenery and teeming with life. Discover the story of everything from volcanoes to weather, where the Moon and our mountains came from, and a wealth of other fascinating secrets.

Featuring fun fact boxes, an illustrated timeline and a glossary of key terms, this book supports STEM education. It's an excellent way to give context to school learning and deepen young readers' knowledge and understanding about our world.

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ISBN: 9781839403637
Publication date: 01/01/2022
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839403637
Publication date: 1st January 2022
Author: Anne Rooney
Illustrator: Margarida Esteves
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Fascinating Facts, Science, The Natural World
Recommendations: Star Books
Collections: Celebrate British Science Week!, Eco Reads - 70 books for a Greener Future,

About Anne Rooney

Anne Rooney is an award-winning author who has written several bestselling books on history, philosophy and science. She was longlisted for the prestigious Aventis Science Prize in 2004, was shortlisted for the ALCS Educational Writers' Award in 2015 and won the School Library Association Information Book Award in 2018. She has a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge and has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books have been translated into 22 languages. She brings her knowledge of a wide range of subjects to a young audience with accuracy, humour and fun!

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