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Journey to the centre of the earth : the remarkable voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world

Author: David Whitehouse
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The journey to the centre of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 6300 km below the earth's surface an extraordinary inner world the size of mars awaits us. Dive through the molten iron of the outer core and eventually you will reach a solid sphere - an iron-clad world held within a metal sea and unattached to anything above. At the earth's core is the history of our planet written in temperature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Whitehouse
ISBN: 9780297608806 0297608800 9781780228709 1780228708
OCLC Number: 910609257
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 270 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The archive of the earth --
'Descent, bold traveller' --
Underworld --
Birthmarks --
The survivors --
The messengers --
Tenham --
The butler and the housekeeper --
Death on the ice --
Superdeep --
The Hansbach --
The pressure principle --
Splinters of the stars --
D-double-prime --
Dark matter --
Borderlands --
Plumes --
'The old boy beamed upon me' --
The protector --
Magnetic dreams --
The terrella --
Reversal --
Inside the inside --
Stranger in a strange land --
The crystal forest --
Other worlds, other journeys --
Journey's end --
Playthings of the earth.
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A history of exploration beneath the surface of our planet, a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery over the past 150 years.  Read more...

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