How it works: Incredible Earth
The Book of Incredible Earth takes you on an exciting journey through everything you need to know about the world we live in. Covering the scientific explanations behind weather phenomena; how plants and organisms grow and survive; the hottest, driest, coldest and wettest landscapes; devastating earthquakes, volatile volcanoes and ancient fossils; as well as the amazing animal tree of life, there is something for everyone to learn about and enjoy.
Weather wonders - Learn all about fascinating weather phenomena.
Plants & animals - Understand how plants and organisms grow, and find out about the animal kingdom.
Earth’s Landscapes - Discover geographical wonders from the Amazon to the Sahara.
Rocks, fossils & gems - Deadly earthquakes, volatile volcanoes, and ancient fossils.
Everyone has different sensitivity to poison ivy and so the time it takes for the allergic reaction to kick in and the severity of the symptoms will vary from person to person. WorldMags.net The body’s antibodies become sensitised to the urushiol in poison ivy so if contact is made a second time the immune system releases histamines that cause inﬂammation. DID YOU KNOW? The name, Venus flytrap, refers to Venus, the Roman Goddess of love How the Venus ﬂytrap kills How does this carnivorous
area is the McMurdo Dry Valleys, a region with conditions like Mars through which runs the continent’s longest, largest river. The Onyx River carries summer meltwater 40km (25 miles) inland from coastal 093 WorldMags.net Earth’s landscapes glaciers to feed Lake Vanda, which is saltier at its bottom than the Dead Sea. The salinity of Dry Valley lakes like Lake Vanda allows their deep water to stay liquid at temperatures below the freezing point of fresh water. Other strange Antarctic lakes
beneﬁt from Antarctica’s clean, dry air. IceCube is an experiment to track neutrinos created by exploding stars, as these ghostly particles pass through the Earth. Another experiment is attempting to detect faint light from the Big Bang that created our universe. Scientists are also studying the feeding habits of adélie penguins, using scales to weigh them on their favourite walking routes. THE STATS ANTARCTICA TOTAL 4,892m LOWEST TEMPERATURE −89.2oC AREA 14 million km2 SUMMER PERMANENT
circulation throughout the system. How fjords form As a product of the epic clash between ice and rock, ﬁnd out how these amazing valleys are created Fjords are long, steep-sided coastal valleys that are ﬂooded by the sea. The majority of fjords developed during the last ice age, peaking approximately 20,000 years ago. Glaciers dominated the landscape, snaking their way to the ocean and tearing through anything that stood in their path. These massive valleys are typically found in mountainous,
is the genus tiktaalik. © J.M.Luijt An example of one of our common ancestors (australopithecus africanus), Mrs Ples is a remarkably preserved skull. Carbon dating suggests she lived 2.05 million years ago. 2. Archaeopteryx OLDEST The earliest and most primitive bird to be uncovered, archaeopteryx lived in the late Jurassic period (150-148 Ma) and is often cited as evidence of a transitional fossil between dinosaurs and birds. WorldMags.net © Braga/Didier Descouens OLDER 1. Mrs Ples ©