A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, by J. D. MacDougall

By J. D. MacDougall

"A well suited advent to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's background right into a unmarried, lucidly written quantity is an important achievement."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

"Few humans have either the data and the writing skill to catch this sort of lengthy and sundry historical past in a compelling demeanour. In a brief background of Planet Earth, J.D. Macdougal demonstrates that he's one of many few."--Earth.

This exhilarating survey of the 4 and part billion years of Earth's historical past charts either the geological and organic historical past of the planet. It strikes from the beginning of the earth's iron middle to the formation of cutting-edge seven continents, and from the primordial development blocks of existence to the evolution of the human form.

J.D. MACDOUGALL (San Diego, California) is a professor of earth technological know-how on the Scripps Oceanographic Institute of the collage of California, San Diego, the preferable middle for earth technological know-how examine within the U.S. His paintings has seemed in clinical American and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of technology and Technology.

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