PLANT OF ALL
sun, seen here just before setting, is an atomic furnace that
turns mass into energy. Every second it converts 5.87 * 1011
Kg of hydrogen into 5.83 * 1011 Kg of helium, The missing
four million tons of mass are discharged into space era .The
earth receives only one 2,000-m of this. But in one year this
would be to melt 114 feet of ice over its entire space.
River flows at the rate of 7.5708*107 liter a minute over
Africa's Victoria Falls. This mile-wide cataract on the border
between Northern and Southern Rhodesia is 355 feet high, as
compared with Niagara's 167 feet. Twenty millions gallons of
water falling 355 feet is equivalent to 7.5 * 107
Kg-force meter per second.
SUPPLY OF SURGING POWER AND UNSEEN TREASURE
reservoir of energy churns in the oceans that covers 70.8 per
cent of the earth. Most obvious, of course, is the rolling,
heaving power of wind and tide. Waves, piled up by the wind,
remorselessly gouge, rip and amash the shoreline, tearing it
away here and building it up there. The tide, in its twice-daily
ebb and flow, keep thousands of millions of gallons of water in
constant movement. In massive response to the gravitational pull
of the tide's surging cycle actually affects the shape of earth
as the continents themselves rise and fall ever so slightly.