The Birth of the Earth begins with the Big Bang (which was actually silent!), goes on to examine the origins of planets, moons, asteroids and comets and ends with the creation of the Earth itself. The Birth of the Earth is part of A Cartoon History of the Earth. Each book closes with a timeline, a comprehensive glossary and an index. Scientific consultants, chosen for their particular areas of expertise, have verified all the factual information. Combined with humorous dialogue and comic-strip illustrations, each book in the series is at once entertaining, engaging and -- educational!