We marvel at a spectacular sunset, the way animals instinctively detect danger and even natural disasters, the frightening and awe-inspiring cataclysmic eruption of a volcano, and still to this day the debate rages on how it all began.
Come and explore with me how truly magnificent our world is.
The exploration from the beginning of time throughout the conflict of earth’s ancient drama. Scientists explore how the earth may have been created, how old, and how it all began through years of unearthing rocks, ruins, land masses, and animal bones.
We are then taken into the frightening forces of change that erupt from the earth’s surface (or beneath) to destroy everything in its path. Volcanos are a magnificent and terrifying sight. The faint rumble, the hints of near eruption – then bang. Everything close and sometimes afar is consumed by its fiery explosion, and the aftermath of upheaval that can explode from land and sea.
From mammoth ice glaciers, to snow storms, massive mountains, expansive sand dunes, land erosion, and nature-made sculptures all paint a mysterious picture of the complexity of our world.
Why stop there? The earth holds a treasure trove of wonders on land that stand as a monument to how nature shapes everything around it.
Tropical rainforests and monsoon forests cover the land in a canopy of green. So awesome is the expanse of which they cover, that in some places the sun can barely shine through. Yet somehow, these forests defy the need for sun; springing forth a plethora of trees, native plants, and other life that scour the landscape.
From lush forests, to barren deserts with searing sand, and the stunning oasis that randomly pops up amidst the stark landscape. Right up to what is described as the rooftop of the world – the Himalayan mountains, in particular Mount Everest looms above Nepal in majestic splendour, only the most trained dare to climb its peaks.
The Miracles of Water with earth’s greatest river – the Amazon, raging waters of Augrabies Falls, to the salt lakes of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. The book examines how the saltiest sea – the Dead Sea came about. Delving into the underground rivers, to massive geysers at Yellowstone, and Iceland’s Hot Water Wonderland.
The perplexities of rock formations and other nature-made wonders dot the world, forming a cryptic picture of what it has taken for this formation to occur. Ayer’s Rock in Australia, Mexico and New Zealand’s stone spheres, dazzling stalactites, gold mines in Africa, to the singing sands of Hawaii, and earth’s death trap – quick sand.
Yet, one of the most destructive forces of nature may come from the sea. Tidal waves, tsunamis, whirlpools, momentous waves, and the mysterious landscapes hidden beneath the sea’s depths that pull visitors to their doom – like in the case of the Bermuda Triangle.
Our earth holds a paragon of wonders, some deathly, some hard to imagine how they were created.
Whether you believe in creation or evolution, our earth still holds many secrets that eventually lead us to how it all began, and to marvel of the spectacular World Around Us.