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Planet earth : cosmology, geology, and the evolution of life and environment

Author: Cesare Emiliani
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cesare Emiliani
ISBN: 0521401232 9780521401234 0521409497 9780521409490 0521498511 9780521498517
OCLC Number: 25632865
Description: xiii, 718 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Prolegomena: Science and Religion --
Ch. 1. Monumental Scientific Discoveries, Units of Measurement, and a Warning About This Book --
pt. II. Matter and Energy --
Ch. 2. Atoms and Photons --
Ch. 3. Atomic Nucleus --
pt. III. Cosmology --
Ch. 4. Birth of the Universe --
Ch. 5. Measuring the Universe --
Ch. 6. Objects in the Sky --
Ch. 7. Solar System --
Ch. 8. Earth in Space --
pt. IV. Geology --
Ch. 9. Minerals and Gems --
Ch. 10. Igneous Rocks and Volcanism --
Ch. 11. Earth's Interior --
Ch. 12. Plate Tectonics --
Ch. 13. Atmosphere --
Ch. 14. Hydrosphere --
Ch. 15. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks --
Ch. 16. Sedimentary Environments --
Ch. 17. Diagenesis, Metamorphism, and Rock Deformation --
Ch. 18. Stratigraphy --
pt. V. Evolution of Life and Environment --
Ch. 19. Origin and Early Evolution of Life --
Ch. 20. Cryptozoic: Sections and Taxa --
Ch. 21. Early Phanerozoic Phyla and Related Taxa --
Ch. 22. Paleozoic --
Ch. 23. Mesozoic --
Ch. 24. Cenozoic --
pt. VI. Historical Perspective --
pt. VII. Appendixes --
Appendix A: Physical and Chemical Data --
Appendix B: Chemical Formulary --
pt. VIII. References and Subject Index.
Responsibility: Cesare Emiliani.
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