Evolution of the Earth

ISBN-10: 0070178038
ISBN-13: 9780070178038
Edition: 5th 1994
List price: $85.94
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Description: This text takes a historical approach to the development of ideas about history. This is particularly evident in the first seven chapters, allowing the reader to recapture the development of major principles and concepts developed by past  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.94
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

This text takes a historical approach to the development of ideas about history. This is particularly evident in the first seven chapters, allowing the reader to recapture the development of major principles and concepts developed by past generations. The authors focus on how do we know? as much as what do we know?, emphasizing concepts, not just information. Three maxims guide the writing: new concepts of time; the universality of irreversible evolutionary changes; and the importance throughout time of ecological interactions between life and the physical world. Most chapters feature a summary time-line that puts the entire sequence of events into a quick visual-reference frame. The text also contains end-of-chapter citations, case studies and chapter summaries. A key chapter suggests some conclusions following from a study of earth history.

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