The Ever-Changing Earth


Did you know that the Earth’s core ‘is hotter than the sun’? Its first were formed at the creation of our world. Constantly the heat melts the rocks about the core and breaks crusts into pieces that float ‘on top of this liquid rock’. Our world is constantly changing, moving and evolving.

Grahame Baker- Smith charts the creation and evolution of our planet from early attacks from asteroids to planetary collision in The Ever-Changing Earth. We watch the creation of our Moon and then how comets brought ‘tiny crystals of water‘ that inspired  the Earth to become a ‘world of oceans’. Thereafter, within the oceans ‘chemicals and minerals’ combine to create ‘the first singled celled life on Earth’. 

Yet we watch as the creations continue through millions of lifetimes to human life which contemplates our existence and the constancy of our planet.

Bookwagon is awed and deeply impressed by the depth of information and the lyricism and beauty of The Ever-Changing Earth. We recommend this beautiful book not only for sharing and lingering upon, but for school purposes too.

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The Ever-Changing Earth

Grahame Baker-Smith

(Templar Books)

Millions of years ago dinosaurs ‘lived where Kûn lives now. In fact ‘the sky boomed with the wild beat of Pterosaur wings, and the roar of Tyrannosaurus Rex shook the mountains’. However, ‘an asteroid fell‘ creating ‘huge waves’, erupting volcanoes that blocked the sun from our planet and then an end to ‘the time of the dinosaurs’. 
Then again, small birds survived who created ancestors who are with us still. The asteroid changed so much, but then again, this planet is The Ever-Changing Earth. After all, were we not created when another planet struck ours? Then again, comets ‘bombarded the rolling Earth’. The violence of the attacks mean that our planet changed ‘from a world of fire to a world of oceans‘, such as described in From Shore to Ocean Floor. We arrived at ‘something simple but extraordinary’.
Grahame Baker-Smith’s works have met critical acclaim because of their curiosity and wonder. After Wild is the Wind and The Rhythm of the Rain, this title offers a lyrical history of our planet with such might, awe and majesty. It means that we linger upon his black-spaced contemplation of how ‘plants and creatures have come and gone for billions of years‘. Then again, the science in his explanation of the density of our planet, so that we might realise its construction, from core to moving continents. Altogether, The Ever-Changing Earth is an outstanding book of such wealth and wonder that we recommend it highly for home, and school.


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