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The planet in a pebble : a journey into Earth's deep history

Author: J A Zalasiewicz
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every pebble has many stories to tell. Its particular atoms, its crystals, its minerals, its grains, its textures, its strata, its tiny fossils bear evidence to a history that stretches back billions of years."--Book flap.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Zalasiewicz
ISBN: 9780199569700 0199569703 9780199645695 0199645698
OCLC Number: 624411936
Description: xiv, 234 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Stardust --
From the depths of the earth --
Distant lands --
To the rendezvous --
The sea --
Ghosts observed --
Ghosts in absentia --
Where on earth? --
Gold! --
The oil window --
Making mountains --
Breaking the surface --
Futures.
Responsibility: Jan Zalasiewicz.
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In this narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, Jan Zalasiewicz shows how many events in the Earth's ancient past can be deciphered from a single pebble. He explores how geologists reach  Read more...

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