What's So Special about Planet Earth? by Robert E. Wells
(Wells of Knowledge Science)

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Move to another planet? Sounds interesting! In our imaginary spaceship, let's check out the planets in our solar system. Mercury is closest, but it has no air, and it's either sizzling hot or bitterly cold. The atmosphere on Venus is poisonous; plus, human beings would cook there. Mars might work, but you'd always have to be in a protective shelter. And if you got to the outer planets, you couldn't even land as they are mostly made of gas! Our home planet is looking good. Why is Earth so comfortable for plants, animals, and people? As Robert E. Wells explains, it's because of our just-right position form the sun, marvelous atmosphere, and abundant water. Our planet is very special and perfect for us, and that's why we must do all we can to keep Earth healthy.

About Robert E. Wells

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Robert E. Wells (Robert Ernest Wells) was born in Pasadena, CA in 1940. In the 90s, he began to put words and pictures into the form of children's books, and now in the new century he continues to do so. In 1993 he wrote and illustrated his first book, "Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There is?". Other books include "What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?" (Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, 1996), "What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?", and his latest book, "Why Do Elephants Need the Sun?". Many of his books have been translated into various other languages.
Published September 1, 2009 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Turning the book on its side slows things down a bit, but readers will find that this book on speed has a momentum all its own.

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Wells explores the characteristics that make Earth capable of sustaining life.

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