Earth Time (Heftet)

Exploring the Deep Past from Victorian England to the Grand Canyon

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 358
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780470022214
Omtale Earth Time
The dramatic history of planet Earth and the rocky road to understanding the past * A probing account of the history of the earth and an introduction to the many eccentric characters that have attempted to understand its origins. * Full of fascinating anecdotes about 19th century explorers and natural philosophers who first carved up Eartha s history just as others were carving up the globe. * Unravels the fascinating history of rock strata and the implications they have had on accepted theories on the Eartha s life. * Considers the future of the earth, and what a repeat of some of the catastrophic events of the eartha s past, such as major earthquakes and asteroid collisions, could mean for life today.

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