This collectoin of 16 articles is drawn from the magazine, "Earth: The Science of Our Planet". The articles and accompanying photographs correlate with an Instructor's Manual which is loaded with innovative suggestions and tips for incorporating the reader into your classroom. The reader covers a variety of topics, such as the hole in the ozone layer, current research on dinosaurs and the lessons learned from the Landers earthquake. The reader can be packaged with any WCB earth science title or purchased separately at a book shop. It should be a useful supplement to any introductory course, including physical environmental geology, oceanography, earth science and physical geography.