Earth Story: The Forces That Have Shaped Our Planet

Earth Story: The Forces That Have Shaped Our Planet

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by Simon Lamb, David Sington
     
 

"This book is a wonderful introduction to a new discipline, the geosciences, which integrates diverse fields to explain the intimate connections between fascinating and seemingly unrelated phenomena—the shapes of continents, earthquakes, the locations of mountains and volcanoes, weather and climate, and the evolution of life."—S. George Philander,

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"This book is a wonderful introduction to a new discipline, the geosciences, which integrates diverse fields to explain the intimate connections between fascinating and seemingly unrelated phenomena—the shapes of continents, earthquakes, the locations of mountains and volcanoes, weather and climate, and the evolution of life."—S. George Philander, Princeton University; author of Is the Temperature Rising?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691116624
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/02/2003
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
735,889
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.65(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction7
1The Time Travellers11
2The Deep33
3Ring of Fire63
4A Volcanic Imagination91
5The Flow of the Continents115
6The Ice Age141
7The Living Planet173
8A World Apart207
Select Bibliography234
References234
Glossary235
Acknowledgements236
Picture Credits236
Index237

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