In EARTH: THE BIOGRAPHY renowned science writers Iain Stewart and John Lynch use ground-breaking imagery and the latest scientific discoveries to explain how our unique and remarkable planet functions. After four and a half billion years the Earth is approaching old age - a perfect time to look back on an extraordinary life.
Each chapter will examine one of the Earth's most powerful forces - meteor impacts, plate tectonics, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice - and explore their central role in keeping the Earth alive. These are the forces that drive our planet, the powers that shape the Earth and affect its destiny.
Spectacular graphics will present the familiar in a striking new light and will allow us to go back in time to discover the critical events in the Earth's past. This lavishly illustrated book will tell the epic story of the birth, life and future end of our amazing planet.
A stunningly illustrated guide to how our planet works .
IAIN STEWART is a Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Plymouth's School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences. He presented the six-part BBC2/BBC4 geology series JOURNEYS FROM THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, for which he wrote the accompanying book. His follow-up series on the geology and culture around the Pacific Rim, JOURNEYS INTO THE RING OF FIRE, aired on BBC2/BBC4 in 2006. Iain is the presenter of EARTH: THE BIOGRAPHY BBC series. JOHN LYNCH joined BBC Science in 1976. As a producer he made over fourteen Horizon films, from the eruption of Mount St Helens to the BAFTA award-winning FERMATS LAST THEOREM. Between 1994 and 1999 he was Editor of Horizon, and executive producer of the landmark series THE PLANETS and WALKING WITH DINOSAURS. From 2000 he headed the BBC Science Unit as Creative Director and in 2006 was appointed to his current role as the BBCs Head of Science and History. John is the author of WILD WEATHER and co-author of WALKING WITH CAVEMEN. He is the executive producer of EARTH: THE BIOGRAPHY BBC series.
Random House Australia
Author: Stewart & Lynch