A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
ISBN: 0062853910
EAN13: 9780062853912
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 27, 2021
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.102362" H x 7.519685" L x 5.905512" W
Weight: 0.7385486 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Publisher:

A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

by
$13.74
List Price: $24
Save: $10.26 (42%)
Select Format
Select Format Format: Hardcover Select Conditions Condition: Good

Selected

Format: Hardcover

Condition: Good

$13.74
List Price: $24
Save: $10.26 (42%)
Quantity
Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.

Select Conditions
  • Good $13.74 A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
  • New $24.00 A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters
Book Overview

A sublime chronicle of our planet. -Booklist, STARED review

Harvard's acclaimed geologist charts Earth's history in accessible style (AP)

How well do you know the ground beneath your feet?

Odds are, where you're standing was once cooking under a roiling sea of lava, crushed by a towering sheet of ice, rocked by a nearby meteor strike, or perhaps choked by poison gases, drowned beneath ocean, perched atop a mountain range, or roamed by fearsome monsters. Probably most or even all of the above.

The story of our home planet and the organisms spread across its surface is far more spectacular than any Hollywood blockbuster, filled with enough plot twists to rival a bestselling thriller. But only recently have we begun to piece together the whole mystery into a coherent narrative. Drawing on his decades of field research and up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest science, renowned geologist Andrew H. Knoll delivers a rigorous yet accessible biography of Earth, charting our home planet's epic 4.6 billion-year story. Placing twenty first-century climate change in deep context, A Brief History of Earth is an indispensable look at where we've been and where we're going.

Features original illustrations depicting Earth history and nearly 50 figures (maps, tables, photographs, graphs).

Frequently Asked Questions About A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review
Captcha

No customer reviews for the moment.