By J. D. MacDougall

ISBN-10: 1620457105

ISBN-13: 9781620457108

ISBN-10: 1620458039

ISBN-13: 9781620458037

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

"Few humans have either the data and the writing skill to catch any such lengthy and sundry historical past in a compelling demeanour. In a brief background 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 heritage charts either the geological and organic background of the planet. It strikes from the beginning of the earth's iron middle to the formation of cutting-edge seven continents, and from the primordial development blocks of lifestyles 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 superior middle for earth technological know-how study within the U.S. His paintings has seemed in medical American and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of technological know-how and Technology.

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