By J. D. MacDougall

ISBN-10: 1620457105

ISBN-13: 9781620457108

ISBN-10: 1620458039

ISBN-13: 9781620458037

"A fantastic creation to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's background right into a unmarried, lucidly written quantity is an immense achievement."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

"Few humans have either the information and the writing skill to trap the sort of lengthy and sundry background in a compelling demeanour. In a quick historical past of Planet Earth, J.D. Macdougal demonstrates that he's one of many few."--Earth.

This exhilarating survey of the 4 and part billion years of Earth's background charts either the geological and organic heritage of the planet. It strikes from the starting place of the earth's iron center to the formation of present day seven continents, and from the primordial development blocks of existence to the evolution of the human form.

J.D. MACDOUGALL (San Diego, California) is a professor of earth technology on the Scripps Oceanographic Institute of the collage of California, San Diego, the greatest heart for earth technology study within the U.S. His paintings has seemed in clinical American and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of technological know-how and Technology.

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