Synopses & Reviews
The planet we live on is an amazing one. This book discusses Earth -- the only planet in the Solar System that supports living organisms -- as a celestial body. Earth discusses the planet's birth, orbit, atmosphere, and climate; how astronauts measure and explore Earth from space; the Moon and its characteristics; and the various types of technology that literally open up the world to humans. With comparative facts about the other planets in the Solar System, readers gain an appreciation of Earth's uniqueness.
Watts Library "TM" spans all subjects, including animals, space, American Indians, U.S. history, geography, cutting-edge sports, and more!
Where does Earth fit into the Solar System? What distinguishes its atmosphere and climate from other planets? How do astronauts measure Earth from space? Intriguing facts provide a celestial view of the planet we call home.