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Explaining the Earth describes basic aspects of the Earth sciences: our planet’s place in the Universe and in our Solar System, the Earth’s structure, plate tectonics, the role of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, the formation of reliefs, the ice ages and natural hazards. It was published by UNESCO in 2006.


The Changing face of the earth In ten steps, The Changing Face of the Earth traces continental shift since the Pangaea, a single supercontinent, began breaking up 250 million yeas ago. Published in 2003 by UNESCO and the Commission for the Geological Map of the World, it comes with maps and a CD-ROM.

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