A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice

A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice

by J. D. Macdougall

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ISBN-13: 9781620457108
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Series: Wiley Popular Science Series
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 1,153,349
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


J.D. MACDOUGALL (San Diego, California) is a professor of earth science at the Scripps Oceanographic Institute of the University of California, San Diego, the premier center for earth science research in the U.S. His work has appeared in Scientific American and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

Table of Contents

Reading the Rocks.
Early Days.
Wonderful Life.
The Proterozoic Eon.
Dance of the Plates.
Nature's Timepieces.
The Cambrian Explosion.
Fish, Forest, and Gondwanaland: The Paleozoic Era.
From Pangea to (Almost) the Modern World: The Mesozoic Era.
Global Catastrophes.
Mammals, Mountains, and Ice: The Cenozoic Era.
The Great Ice Age.
What Comes Next?: Geology and Man.
Glossary.
Further Reading.
Index.

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