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Mountains of Saint Francis Discovering the Geologic Events That Shaped Our Earth

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ISBN-10: 039306185X

ISBN-13: 9780393061857

Edition: 2008

Authors: Walter Alvarez

List price: $49.95
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The major new work by the best-selling author ofT. Rex and the Crater of Dooma fascinating exploration of the earth's history. Walter Alvarez and his team made one of the most astonishing scientific discoveries of the twentieth centurythat an asteroid smashed into the earth 65 million years ago, exterminating the dinosaurs. Alvarez had the first glimmer of that amazing insight when he noticed something odd in a rock outcrop in central Italy. Alvarez now returns to that rich terrain, this time to take the reader on an excavation of the earth's distant past. We encounter the volcanoes that formed the Seven Hills of Rome; majestic limestone mountains that formed millions of years agounder…    
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Assisi in the Winter
An Invitation to Rome
Witness to the Volcanic Fires of Rome
The Quest for the Ancient Tiber River
Siena and Gubbio
Siena and the Discovery of Earth History
Gubbio and the Chronology of the Past
The Apennines
From Winter Storm to Earth Storm
Rocks for Building a Mountain Range
Distant Thunder from the Alps
The Approach of Destiny
Paroxysm in the Apennines
Tearing the Apennines Apart
Salt Crisis
Beyond Plate Tectonics
Illustration Credits and Notes
Additional Reading