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The earth machine : the science of a dynamic planet

Author: Edmond A Mathez; James D Webster
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2004.
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From the scorching center of Earth's core to the outer limits of its atmosphere, from the gradual process of erosion that carved the Grand Canyon to the earth-shaking fury of volcanoes and earthquakes, this fascinating book-inspired by the award-winning Hall of Planet Earth at New York City's American Museum of Natural History-tells the story of the evolution of our planet and of the science that makes it work. With  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mathez, Edmond A.
Earth machine.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003055213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edmond A Mathez; James D Webster
ISBN: 9780231500876 0231500874
OCLC Number: 787844850
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 335 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: pt. 1. How was Earth evolved? --
pt. 2. Why are there ocean basins, continents, and mountains? --
pt. 3. What causes Earth's climate and climate change? --
pt. 4. Why is Earth habitable.
Responsibility: Edmond A. Mathez and James D. Webster.

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This companion volume to the American Museum of Natural History's award-winning Hall of Planet Earth exhibit by Mathez and Webster, the original co-curators, offers readers an accessible guided tour Read more...

 
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