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Building planet Earth : [five billion years of Earth history]

Author: Peter John Cattermole
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Highly illustrated and accessible account of Earth's history, geology, climate and more.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter John Cattermole
ISBN: 0521582784 9780521582780
OCLC Number: 317422973
Description: 283 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Part I. Beginnings: 1. Planet Earth; 2. The formation of earth; 3. The primaeval earth; 4. Methods of the earth scientist; Part II. The Earth's Heat Engine: 5. The earth's heat engine; 6. Magma; 7. The perpetual dynamo; 8. Continents and oceans; 9. The earth from space; Part III. Patterns of Earth History: 10. Dating the rock record; 11. Integrating earth history; 12. The early continents; 13. The drifting continents; 14. Late Precambrian times; 15. The Appalachian story; 16. Late Palaeozoic mobile belts; 17. Gondwanaland evolves; 18. Stirring in the Alps; Part IV. Gondwanaland and More Recent Events: 19. Gondwanaland before the break-up; 20. Gondwanaland disrupted; 21. New oceans for old; 22. The Pacific Ocean; 23. The Cordilleran Chains; 24. The Pleistocene epoch; 25. Early man; 26. The earth now; 27. What next? Appendices; Bibliography; Glossary of terms; The history of life; Data for the earth and planets, Index.
Responsibility: Peter Cattermole.

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'In straightforward language we are taken from the Earth's beginnings, given some understanding of the Earth's heat engine, and guided through the patterns of Earth's history. An excellent book!' Read more...

 
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