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

ISBN-10: 0471197033

ISBN-13: 9780471197034

Edition: 1996

Authors: J. D. MacDougall

List price: $16.95
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Charting both the geological and biological history of the planet, this book moves from the origin of the earth's iron core to the formation of today's 7 continents and from the primordial building blocks of life to the evolution of the human form.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Doug Macdougallis Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. He is the author ofNature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything;Frozen Earth: The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages(both from UC Press); andA Short History of Planet Earth.

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