Born from a cloud of space dust 4.6 billion years ago, Earth has undergone constant transformation throughout its history, becoming more and more organized and complex. With its strikingly accurate visual content (computer-generated images, photographs, maps, satellite images, cross sections), Earth takes you on a fascinating voyage around our planet. This book answers countless questions about everything from fossils - evidence of the earliest living beings - to ultra-modern cartography techniques. What is Earth's core made of? How were continents formed? Can earthquakes be predicted? How do glaciers change the landscape? How is a map made? What is a tsunami?