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Each chapter of Earth: The Power of the Planet examines one of the Earth's most powerful forces – meteor impacts, plate tectonics, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice – and explore their central role in keeping the Earth alive. These are the forces that drive our planet, the powers that shape the Earth and affect its destiny. Spectacular graphics will present the familiar in a striking new light and will allow us to go back in time to discover the critical events in the Earth's past.
Accompanies the BBC Series.
Iain Stewart is a lecturer in geology at the University of Plymouth's School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences. He presented the six-part BBC geology series Journeys From the Centre Of The Earth, for which he wrote the accompanying book. His follow-up series on the geology and culture around the Pacific Rim, Jaourneys Into The Ring of Fire, was broadcast on the BBC in 2006. Iain is the presenter of Earth: The Power of the Planet.
John Lynch is the BBC's head of Science and History. As a producer and director he made many successful films on subjects ranging from the eruption of Mount St Helens to the BAFTA award-winning Fermat's Last Theorem, before becoming Editor of the BBC's long-running science series Horizon. John was the executive producer of the landmark TV series The Planets and Walking With Dinosaurs, and then headed the BBC Science Unit as Creative Director unit being appointed to his current role. John is the author of Wild Weather and co-author of Walking with Cavemen.