Learn about the history of land transport, from the time of the industrial revolution to the present. Follow the steps of the amazing development of technology from the invention of the steam locomotive to the construction of the most advanced racing cars.
Familiarise yourself with some of the members of the world of plants and fungi as you browse the pages of this book. Examine the organs of plants and the way they function, brush up on edible as well as poisonous mushrooms, and discover the beauty of forests to understand how important it is to preserve them for future generations! You can learn about some important crop plants and gain an insight into how they are produced.
Discover how the Earth’s surface formed, explore volcanoes from the inside, and learn about the devastating power of earthquakes and tsunamis. Check out the effects of certain weather elements, and understand what causes the formation of climatic zones.
When you read this book, you will embark on a journey through time spanning the history of humankind. We shall travel through not only historical eras but the continents as well. You can discover a fascinating, colourful range of dwellings, from prehistoric caves to today´s passive houses, but you can also look round inside an eskimo igloo or a bedouin tent.
Flip through these pages to first visit the Sun and the planets in our Solar System, and find out the difference between our home, the Earth, and the other planets. Discover where scientists look for traces of life, and whether there is any place in the universe that could become our home if the Earth one day became uninhabitable! The second part of the book will guide you on the path trodden by mankind in the attempt to unravel the mysteries of astronomy. Explore how mankind reached out to space and how various devices have contributed to discovering very distant places in the universe.