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The little book of planet Earth

Author: Rolf Meissner
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, ©2002.
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Presenting a concise description of the geological evolution of Earth from its formation, the author describes in detailed but accessible prose not just the planet's features, but the tools that modern geologists use to explore and track the ever changing subterranean and surface features of the planet. He also introduces lay readers to the key topics in modern earth and planetary science. Presents a concise  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rolf Meissner
ISBN: 0387952586 9780387952581
OCLC Number: 48681902
Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill., maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. The roots of earth sciences --
ch. 2. The Earth in the context of our solar system --
ch. 3. The formation of Earth and moon --
ch. 4. The interior of the Earth and the role of seismology --
ch. 5. Rotation and shape, gravity and tides --
ch. 6. The Earth's magnetic field --
ch. 7. Atom, mineral, rock --
ch. 8. The early ages --
ch. 9. Radioactive dating --
ch. 10. Plate tectonics --
ch. 11. The crust of the Earth --
ch. 12. Formation of mountains and basins --
ch. 13. New discoveries, new concepts --
ch. 14. The phanerozoic : the last 600 million years --
ch. 15. Biological evolution --
Epilogue : our limited resources.
Other Titles: Geschichte der Erde.
Responsibility: Rolf Meissner.
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Presents a concise description of the geological structure of the Earth. Starting from the Earth's position in the Universe, this book explains the formation of the continents, continental drift, and  Read more...

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