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The Story of the Earth By Peter Cattermole

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The Story of the Earth by Peter Cattermole

The Story of the Earth presents the complex history of the Earth from its formation through to the emergence of man and his influence on the planet. Peter Cattermole and Patrick Moore trace the evolution of Earth from its beginnings in the primeval Solar Nebula, through its bombardment by cosmic particles, continental drifting and the formation of mountains and oceans, and end with a study of the last Ice Age and the rise of man. While the approach is roughly chronological, time is spent in explaining some of the methods that geologists, physicists, chemists and biologists use to discover what processes have contributed to the internal make-up and external appearance of our unique planet. Accounts are included of the dramatic events that are still changing the face of the Earth: volcanoes and photographs - several taken from orbiting satelites - help to elucidate the story.

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"Moore's book represents a valuable addition to any bookshelf" /s Yale Scientific Magazine

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings; 2. The planetary engine; 3. Patterns of earth history; 4. Gondwanaland and more recent events; Appendices; Bibliography; Illustration acknowledgments; Glossary; Index.

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The Story of the Earth by Peter Cattermole
Peter Cattermole
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Cambridge University Press
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