The Earth Is Born

Rivers Of Molten Stone

Formation of the Earth’s Continents, 1952. Bonestell LLC.

Christmas 1955:  my older brother receives a gift of this incredible book The World We Live In from my Grandparents.  It is filled with all these incredible photographs and even more incredible paintings by various artists, basically depicting the story of our planet.  I spent a lot of time looking at the pictures, especially the paintings in this book with a 5 year old’s sense of wonder (I have my own copy today, which still gives me a dose of nostalgia from time to time).  These two paintings by Chesley Bonestell are from the first chapter of the book:  The Earth Is Born.   Thank you, Mister Bonestell!

The Life Of The Earth

Evolution of the Earth, 1952. Bonestell LLC.