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Ghost Mountains and Vanished Oceans : North America from Birth to Middle Age

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ISBN-10: 1554700477

ISBN-13: 9781554700479

Edition: 2009

Authors: John Wilson, Ron Clowes

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In the age of climate change and space stations, its easy to forget that the final frontier may well lie beneath our feet; that the Earths rocks is the stuff of which oil is made. And yet we understand so little of the very thing were trying to protect. Geologists John Wilson and Dr. Ron Clowes narrate the tale of earths coming-of-age in Ghost Mountains and Vanishing Oceans: North America from Birth to Middle Age . The vast jigsaw puzzle of geological plates that drifted together to form todays continents have not done with floating just yet. They also tell the story of Lithoprobe, created in Canada early 1980s, as part of an international program and seen as the best project in earth…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Key Porter Books
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 13
Introduction
A Vast Jigsaw Puzzlep. 21
Interlude: The Beckoning Crossp. 49
Floating Continentsp. 53
Interlude: Fire!p. 79
Birth and Childhood: Four to two and a half billion years ago
Has It Always Been This Way?p. 85
Interlude: African Hazardsp. 113
Tumultuous Teens: Two billion to one billion years ago
Gluing It All Togetherp. 119
Interlude: Unorthodox Fishingp. 147
Breaking Up?p. 149
Interlude: Bear Attackp. 169
Mid-Life Crisis: The Past Billion Years
False Startsp. 173
Interlude: A Wilderness Talep. 195
Our Very Own Mountainsp. 197
Interlude: Fishing from a Greyhoundp. 223
Old Age: The Next Billion Years
A Quiet Old Age? Not Likelyp. 227
Acknowledgementsp. 237
Notesp. 239
Indexp. 241
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