Planet Earth by Jonathan Weiner - 1986 First Edition - Vintage Science Book, Earth Sciences, Astronomy, Physics, Galileo, Climate Change


1986 first edition of Planet Earth by Jonathan Weiner, the companion book to the TV science series.

Written by Jonathan Weiner. February 1986, first edition, first printing. Bantam Books, Publishers.


"In the past thirty years new technology has created an extraordinary revolution in our knowledge of Planet Earth. Satellites, robot space probes, manned undersea vehicles, computer enhanced images - all these have inspired new theories about how our planet was created, the dynamics at work today, and our potential to harness the earth's energies in the future or tip the balance toward disaster."

The view thirty-five years ago, looking back to the 1950s. In 1986, NASA launched the Galileo space probe. Imagine thirty years from now!

Planet Earth is the companion book to the WQED/Pittsburgh TV series of the 1980s, produced in association with the National Academy of Sciences, which introduced millions of people to up-to-date earth science, including climate change.

"Ultimately, we wil come to see this planet not as a hunk of stone in space but much more like a living organism - with its own internal dynamics, exchanging gases, health itself, increasingly dependent on a new host creature - man - to shape its future."

Jonathan Weiner (1953 - ) is the author of six non-fiction works focused on evolution, genetics, and the environment: Planet Earth; The Next One Hundred Years: Shaping the Fate of Our Living Earth; The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time; Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior; His Brother's Keeper: A Story from the Edge of Medicine; Long for this World: The Strange Science of Immortality. Weiner won the Pulitzer Prize for The Beak of the Finch.

The Living Machine
The Blue Planet
The Climate Puzzle
Tales from Other Worlds
The Solar Sea
Gifts from the Earth
Fate of the Earth
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