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New views on an old planet : a history of global change

Author: Tjeerd H Van Andel
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tjeerd H Van Andel
ISBN: 0521442435 9780521442435 0521447550 9780521447553
OCLC Number: 29910095
Description: xv, 439 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: At the start --
Foundations --
Rocks, events, and time. 1. Reading the record of the rocks. 2. Perspective on time --
Climate past and present: the Ice Age --
The snows of yesteryear. 3. Climate and climate change. 4. Portrait of an ice age. 5. Explaining glaciations --
Drifting continents, rising mountains --
A geological revolution. 6. Continental drift and plate tectonics. 7. Continental breakup and continental drift. 8. Converging plates and colliding continents --
Changing oceans, changing climates --
Continental drift and ancient environments. 9. The sea comes in, the sea goes out. 10. Other times and other oceans. 11. Onward to the Ice Age. 12. A matter of rhythm --
The four-billion-year childhood --
The years when nearly everything began. 13. Birth of the solid earth. 14. Water for the sea, air for the atmosphere. 15. The dawn of life --
Life, time, and change --
The endless interaction. 16. Beyond Darwin. 17. Bones of our ancestors. 18. Evolution and environment.
Responsibility: Tjeerd H. van Andel.
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