The First Book of the Earth

The First Book of the Earth


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A republication of the 1958 book by Irene Sevrey with illustrations by Mildred Waltrip, The First Book of the Earth is an elementary level natural history book that was written during a time when children's books held a student's interest and imagination because they were "living" rather than simply based on factoids and vivid pictures. It is a wonderful introduction to the subject of geology and covers the earth as a planet in the solar system and the physics of how it circles the sun, thereby defining our days and years. It then moves on to describing the earth's origin as scientists understand it and takes up the topics of the earth's composition, its structure, molecular makeup, rock families, minerals, volcanoes and earthquakes, mountains and their formation, and how glaciers and rivers affect the shaping of the earth's surface. The book ends by briefly discussing dinosaurs and the possible aging techniques used to date the earth's age in terms of epochs or periods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692090718
Publisher: Living Library Press
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 70
Sales rank: 821,326
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Irene Sevrey was born in Michigan and was a public school teacher. She served in WW II in the Army Air Corps as a WAC.

A native of Kentucky, she studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she graduated in 1934. She travelled and studied in Europe on a fellowship and returned tot he United States to do freelance work in New York and Chicago.

Table of Contents

  1. our planet 1
  2. how did it begin? 6
  3. what is the earth made of? 11
  4. the rock families 16
  5. the earth’s treasures 22
  6. bending crust 23
  7. volcanoes 29
  8. hot rock underground 31
  9. down come the mountains 36
  10. a river’s story 39
  11. the earth’s history book 42
  12. ground water 47
  13. glaciers 52
  14. the earth through the ages 55

index 63

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