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.
Reading this book you can get acquainted with types of human settlements, the public services they provide, the harm they cause to the environment, and the energy resources they need to function.
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.
Exploring amazing architectural feats has never been easier with the help of this book! Discover important buildings in the history of theatre, religious architectural masterpieces, and finally famous arches of triumph.
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.
Come and meet some amazing extinct creatures, from trilobites to dinosaurs, which were around during the former geological eras, as well as some extremely peculiar animals that are still alive today!
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.