By Stewart, Iain
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Plate Tectonics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to what really goes on under the ground beneath our feet.Written by the celebrated geologist, lecturer and scientific presenter Iain Stewart, Plate Tectonics explores the Eart...h's building blocks and the geophysical theory that changed the way we look at the world.You'll learn about the puzzle pieces that make up the Earth today, monsoon-like currents in our planet's radioactive core, magnetic force lines and how the ocean would look without water.Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture.For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.Read more
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Iain Stewart is a geology professor at the University of Plymouth and Director of its Sustainable Earth Institute. He studies earthquakes, volcanism, and tsunamis, and is interested in communicating Earth science to anyone who will listen. As part of that 'public geoscience' he presents documentaries about the planet for BBC television, includingEarth- The Power of the Planet; Earth- The Climate Wars, How Earth Made Us, How To Grow A Planet, The Rise of the Continents and Planet Oil.
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