The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?

The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?

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by Jan Zalasiewicz
     
 

Jan Zalasiewicz shows how scientists put together clues from the rocks to understand the past, its landscapes and climate, and the nature of the creatures that inhabited it. A thin layer of silt here, a trace formed by a crawling worm there - the clues are often subtle and difficult to read. But by such clues would future geologists - whether hyper-evolved rat or… See more details below

Overview

Jan Zalasiewicz shows how scientists put together clues from the rocks to understand the past, its landscapes and climate, and the nature of the creatures that inhabited it. A thin layer of silt here, a trace formed by a crawling worm there - the clues are often subtle and difficult to read. But by such clues would future geologists - whether hyper-evolved rat or alien visitor - work out our story. Zalasiewicz explores which of our structures are likely to leave traces, and what future explorers might make of us and the impact we made on our environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199214983
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1. Perspective
2. 100 Million Years AD
3. The Strata Machine
4. Tectonic Escalator
5. High Water, Low Water
6. Dynasties
7. Echoes
8. Traces
9. Body of Evidence
10. Meeting the People
Further reading

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