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Earth Science Educational Resources & Entertainment

Learning about nature is the odyssey of humanity. Our species has relied on Earth, inhaled Earth, ingested Earth, and returned to the Earth for at least 300,000 years. Our knowledge of nature is how we survive on Earth. Nature is our home, and the way it has changed and will evolve determine the environment we live in and the availability of the resources we rely on. After centuries of gathering Earth data, we now have a spectacular depth of Earth and Universe knowledge, but there are still so many  mysteries in our present and future. Curiosity drives us to learn more and more, there will never be an end to the quest to understand nature.

  • WEBSITES= scientifically reputable sites are a bounty of information & a source of evolving data in an ever changing world

  • BOOKS = some of my favorite books that have taught me about many facets of planet Earth

  • DOCUMENTARIES = there are so many great documentaries that are available about a huge variety of Earth science and evolution topics

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Websites & Podcasts: Earth Science & Evolution of Life


General Earth Science

Life & Evolution




Climate Change

Books: Earth Science & Earth History & Life

General Earth Science

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Life & Evolution

  • The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living by Fritjof Capra

  • The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems by Fritjof Capra

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Breath by James Nestor

  • Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer


  • A Brief History of Earth: 4 Billion Years in Eight Chapters by Andrew H. Knoll

  • Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologists Can Help Save The World by Marcia Bjornerud

  • Assembling California by John McPhee

Climate Change​​

  • The Green Book by Elizabeth Rogers & Thomas M. Kostigen 

  • The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson

Documentaries: Earth Science & Climate & the Universe

General Earth Science

  • Fearless Planet (Discovery Channel)

  • Mega Disasters (History Channel)

  • Raging Planet (Discovery Channel)

  • The Universe (History Channel)

  • Our Universe (Netflix)

  • When We Left Earth: NASA Missions (Discovery Channel)

Life & Evolution


  • Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (Netflix)

  • How the Earth Was Made (History Channel)

Climate Change

  • Polar Extremes (NOVA)

  • HOME (YouTube)

  • Down To Earth (Netflix series)

  • Kiss the Ground (Netflix)

  • A Global Warning? (Netflix)

  • Discovery Project Earth (Discovery Channel)

  • Strange Days on Planet Earth (Discovery Channel)

  • Earth 2100 (ABC Documentary)

  • National Geographic: Six Degrees Could Change the World (Netflix)

  • National Geographic: Human Footprint (Netflix)

  • Breaking Boundaries (Netflix) - everyone should watch this to better understand the state of the climate

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