Building Planet Earth: Five Billion Years of Earth History (Hardback)
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Building Planet Earth: Five Billion Years of Earth History (Hardback)

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Hardback 292 Pages / Published: 24/02/2000
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Building Plant Earth presents a description of Earth as a planet, commencing with its physical and chemical evolution out of the primordial solar nebula. The condensation of elements and their redistribution are described, leading into a section dealing with mapping, geophysical and geochemical studies. This establishes the gross structure of the Earth, following which basic principles and processes of plate tectonics are then described, leading to the elucidation of the working of geological cycles. The main thrust of the remainder of the book is a description of the geological evolution of the Earth. Volcanism and seismicity, ice ages and climate, isotopic techniques and age dating, are all treated. The impact of mass extinctions, global-warming and ozone holes are included. The book is illustrated profusely and closes with a number of useful appendices.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521582780
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 1415 g
Dimensions: 285 x 227 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'In straightforward language we are taken from the Earth's beginnings, given some understanding of the Earth's heat engine, and guided through the patterns of Earth's history. An excellent book!' Irish Astronomical Journal
"...offers visually rich forays into earth science." American Scientist
"Building Planet Earth would be my choise to get first-year undergraduates thinking about the wide spectrum of geological disciplines and their various applications. With an abundance of photos, it looks good on the coffee table too." Bokks and Multimedia Review
"Well-written and easy to grasp, this book lays out the geology of earth's history." Northeastern Naturalist 2002

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