Earth and beyond covers Unit 5E of the QCA Scheme ofWork for science (the unit is titled 'Earth, Sun and Moon'). The QCA guidelines have proven to be an important influence of primary teaching in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The same topic is also taught in the curriculum in Scotland. Earth and beyond is one of the first 4 titles in the new Science@School series and is written by established author, Dr Brian Knapp. The 24 pages contain colourful photographs and carefully-presented diagrams in a clear and uncluttered layout that is accessible to a broad range of abilities. The book has a word list at the front and an index.