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The publication of exceptional Earth takes you on a thrilling trip via every little thing you must find out about the area we are living in. overlaying the medical motives in the back of climate phenomena; how crops and organisms develop and live to tell the tale; the most popular, driest, coldest and wettest landscapes; devastating earthquakes, risky volcanoes and old fossils; in addition to the superb animal tree of lifestyles, there's something for everybody to profit approximately and revel in.

Weather wonders - study all approximately interesting climate phenomena.
Plants & animals - know how crops and organisms develop, and know about the animal state.
Earth’s Landscapes - become aware of geographical wonders from the Amazon to the Sahara.
Rocks, fossils & gem stones - lethal earthquakes, risky volcanoes, and historic fossils.

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To give you an idea of the sheer heat, firestorms can be hot enough to melt aluminium and tarmac, warp copper and even turn sand into glass. Firestorms happen worldwide, especially in the forests of the United States and Indonesia, and in the Australian bush. They occur mostly in summer and autumn when vegetation is tinder dry. Although they are a natural phenomenon, among the most devastating were triggered deliberately. During World War II, for instance, Allied forces used incendiaries and explosives to create devastating firestorms in Japanese and German cities.

How much rain can a monsoon bring? In South Asia, it can mean ten metres (33 feet) of rain in just a few months. It’s often welcome – not only for agriculture, but as a relief from sweltering heat. However, heavier-than-expected rains – especially in low-lying areas that have saturated ground or ground so dry that it can’t absorb moisture – can also bring devastation. Flash-flooding happens quickly and can result in fast-moving walls of water up to six metres (20 feet) high, often in areas ill-equipped to handle the overflow.

Vegetation in fire-prone areas often recovers quickly from a blaze. Plants like Douglas fir, for instance, have fire-resistant bark – although it can only withstand so much heat. Forest owners help flora to return by spreading mulch, planting grass seed and erecting fences. 050 Crown fires Ignition Dried-out vegetation is ignited by a lightning strike, the heat of the Sun or by human activity – eg a discarded cigarette, arson attack or faulty power cable. net Flanking and backing fires Fires in the tree canopy, aka crown fires, are intense and spread quickly, often threatening human settlements.

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