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Reading the Rocks By Marcia Bjornerud

Reading the Rocks
by Marcia Bjornerud

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For readers of John McPhee and Stephen Jay Gould, this engaging armchair guide to the making of the rock record shows how to understand messages written in stone
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Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth by Marcia Bjornerud

To many of us, the Earth's crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history. But to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling gothic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation. For more than four billion years, in beach sand, granite, and garnet schists, the planet has kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past. Fulbright Scholar Marcia Bjornerud takes the reader along on an eye-opening tour of Deep Time, explaining in elegant prose what we see and feel beneath our feet. Both scientist and storyteller, Bjornerud uses anecdotes and metaphors to remind us that our home is a living thing with lessons to teach. Containing a glossary and detailed timescale, as well as vivid descriptions and historic accounts, Reading the Rocks is literally a history of the world, for all friends of the Earth.

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Reading the Rocks Reviews


"Bjornerud has a rare talent for explaining scientific ideas clearly with intriguing and helpful analogies, similes and metaphors." Nature"

About Marcia Bjornerud


Marcia Bjornerud is a Professor and Chair of Geology at Lawrence University. She is a Fellow of the Geographical Society of America, and was a 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar. She lives in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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GOR010571370
Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth by Marcia Bjornerud
Marcia Bjornerud
Used - Like New
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2006-10-31
256
0465006841
9780465006847
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