Delve beneath the surface of the Earth with this pictorial atlas and discover the secrets of our planet. How did planet Earth form? What's under the surface, and how can we see it? Why do volcanoes erupt? What do coasts and caves have in common? What's so important about rocks and soil? All these questions and more are answered in The Earth Atlas - a lavishly illustrated guide to our planet. From oceans to ice regions to deserts, this book takes you on a trip around Earth's features, explaining how they formed and what impact they have on us even today, supporting life and literally shaping the world with every tectonic movement. Richard Bonson's hand-drawn illustrations allow you to see parts of the planet that can't be shown in photographs, with diagrams clearly annotated to help explain what's going on.