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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?
One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999
"With clear prose, vivid images, and enlightening illustrations . . . [Lamb and Sington] lay out the current scientific understanding of Earth's history. . . . This compelling and accessible account merits sustained attention."--Publishers Weekly
"A visual feast through which our planet speaks to us, a true bridge between Science and Art. . . . Lamb and Singleton have produced an exciting book that is very useful for the layperson interested in Earth sciences. It will also be treasured as a celebration of the beauties of the science by those already familiar with the various issues."--K. Bernhard Sporli, Meteorite