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Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet
     

Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet

by Ted Nield
 

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ISBN-10: 0674032454

ISBN-13: 2900674032452

Pub. Date: 08/05/2009

Publisher: Harvard

This book explores the Supercontinent Cycle from scientists' earliest inkling of the phenomenon to the geological discoveries of today-and from the most recent fusing of all of Earth's landmasses, Pangaea, on which dinosaurs evolved, to the next. Chronicling a 500-million-year cycle, Ted Nield introduces readers to some of the most exciting science of our time.

Overview

This book explores the Supercontinent Cycle from scientists' earliest inkling of the phenomenon to the geological discoveries of today-and from the most recent fusing of all of Earth's landmasses, Pangaea, on which dinosaurs evolved, to the next. Chronicling a 500-million-year cycle, Ted Nield introduces readers to some of the most exciting science of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900674032452
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
08/05/2009
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword - Big crunch xiii

Part 1 Moving In Mystery

1 Lost worlds 3

2 Ice at the Equator 30

3 Queens of Mu 49

4 Land of the Gonds 61

5 From out the azure main 70

Part 2 Existence of Law

6 Wonderland 91

7 World wars 125

8 Wrong-way telescope 157

9 Motherland 185

10 Birth 214

Epilogue - Life, the universe and the puddle 258

Further reading 271

Index 273

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