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Earth sciences : an illustrated history of planetary science

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: New York : Shelter Harbor Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do you want to understand the history and forces that created our planet and are still shaping it today? Through 100 pivotal milestones, this gorgeous reference book and timeline shows how our planet evolved from a disk of dust left behind by a young Sun and how it is constantly altered by events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. The accessible text describes the Earth's ever-changing layers and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Informational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Jackson
ISBN: 9781627951425 1627951423
OCLC Number: 1128449496
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Tom Jackson.

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Do you want to understand the history and forces that created our planet and are still shaping it today? Through 100 pivotal milestones, this gorgeous reference book and timeline shows how our planet evolved from a disk of dust left behind by a young Sun and how it is constantly altered by events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. The accessible text describes the Earth's ever-changing layers and what researchers have learned about the past through fossils and about the future in the search for habitable exoplanets. At a time when human life is impacting the Earth at a noticeable rate, Earth Sciences provides a rich understanding of: 100 milestone facts, labeled Ponderables, which detail pivotal breakthroughs in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy; Stunning imagery and illustrations to help clarify key concepts; An overview of core concepts in Earth Science 101: The Basics and biographies of key scientists; A section that explores imponderable topics that researchers still don't fully understand.

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