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Supercontinent : ten billion years in the life of our planet

Author: Ted Nield
Publisher: London : Granta, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of how science emerged (often in the face of fierce opposition), and how scientists are using the modern techniques to draw information out of the oldest rocks on Earth. This book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Nield
ISBN: 9781862079434 1862079439
OCLC Number: 153559788
Description: xv, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword. Big crunch --
pt. 1. Moving in Mystery --
Lost worlds --
Ice at the Equator --
Queens of Mu --
Land of the Gonds --
From out the azure main --
pt. 2. Existence of Law --
Wonderland --
World wars --
Wrong-way telescope --
Motherland --
Birth --
Epilogue. Life, the universe and the puddle.
Responsibility: Ted Nield.
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For centuries, people have dreamed of lost continents. Today, the author of this fascinating book shows, geologists can detect evidence of a continuing cycle of formation, breakup and reformation of Read more...

 
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