Zoom up through the protective layers of the atmosphere from the surface to outer space, following the Earth as it makes its yearly journey around the Sun. Discover the inner workings of our planet, and why volcanoes erupt and the earth sometimes quakes. Find animals in the forests and in the sea, and wonder at the amazing variety of life on our planet.
Dr Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He was formerly the head of Acoustics at the UK's National Physical Laboratory and is now an author of non-fiction books for children.