A short history of planet earth : mountains, mammals, fire, and ice

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A short history of planet earth : mountains, mammals, fire, and ice

J.D. Macdougall

(Wiley popular science)

Wiley, c1996

  • : pbk

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注記

bibliographical references : p. 257-259

Includes index

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

ISBN 9780471148050

内容説明

An Earth scientist offers an answer to the question: "How did we get here?". Charting both the geological and biological history of the planet, the story moves from the origin of the Earth's iron core to the formation of today's seven continents, and from the primordial building blocks of life to the evolution of the human form. Along the way, readers learn the latest answers to some of science's most popular questions: what happened to the dinosaurs? Why did the Ice Ages happen? What causes earthquakes and volcanoes?

目次

  • 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.
巻冊次

: pbk ISBN 9780471197034

内容説明

"A splendid introduction to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's history into a single, lucidly written volume is a major achievement."-Publishers Weekly, starred review. "Few people have both the knowledge and the writing ability to capture such a long and varied history in a compelling manner. In A Short History of Planet Earth, J.D. Macdougal demonstrates that he is one of the few."-Earth. This exhilarating survey of the four and half billion years of Earth's history charts both the geological and biological history of the planet. It moves from the origin of the earth's iron core to the formation of today's seven continents, and from the primordial building blocks of life to the evolution of the human form. 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.

目次

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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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA36656289
  • ISBN
    • 0471148059
    • 0471197033
  • LCCN
    95046399
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    vi, 266 p.
  • 大きさ
    25 cm
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