Green Gift Idea: Time’s Planet Earth

November 19th, 2008

Ecology dull? Never.

Time’s Planet Earth, An Illustrated History, not only explains the wonders of nature, but shows them to you with vivid photographs.


Many topics are covered: biology, zoology, geology, meteorology, oceanography and animal behavior.

Planet Earth is a fascinating coffee table book. It’s not the type of book you’ll read all in one afternoon, but a book you’ll want to refer to whenever you’re feeling a need to explore the world and learn a little more about Earth.

Being a primate lover, one of my favorite photographs in the book is this one of Japanese macaques enjoying a hot spring.


So, are you wondering why I’m calling this a green gift idea?

It is paper, after all. However, books like this help all of us appreciate what we’re working so hard to protect. It’s not just about the people we see on the streets each day. Planet Earth helps us explore and better love those things that don’t always visit our thoughts. These animals and other life are precious too.

But it’s not just about the animals. Planet Earth also explores earthquakes, volcanoes, lakes, rocks, canyons, comets, rivers, clouds and more. So, if you’re looking to give the gift of better understanding of our planet, this book is a great choice!

Visit Powell’s Books to purchase at $29.95.