What’s Hidden Inside Planets? By Sabine Stanley
- Narrated by: Kim Niemi
- Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
- Release date: 01-30-24
What’s Hidden Inside Planets? By Sabine Stanley AudioBook summary
A guided journey through the inner workings of Earth, the cloaked mysteries of other planets in our solar system, and beyond.
Earth, from space, looks like a shimmering gem suspended in an inky, infinite expanse. But this serene image masks the magnificent and volatile interior forces that make life possible for millions of species on the surface. The placid appearances of our neighboring planets similarly belie their powers—and science fiction-worthy features, like diamond rain. The daily machinations of Earth’s deep interior make the planet a habitable, yet sometimes treacherous, place to live. Drill down thousands of miles through our built environments and soil, sand, water, rock, and minerals to the outer (mainly liquid iron with nickel) and inner core, encountering intense convection, roiling metals, hidden continents, and shifting tectonic plates. Discover the effects of magnetism, rotation, and seismic activity seen and sensed in the forms of auroras, hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes, among other manifestations.