The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years from Stardust to Living Planet

Title

The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years from Stardust to Living Planet

Authors

Robert M. Hazen

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Description

Hailed by The New York Times for writing “with wonderful clarity about science . . . that effortlessly teaches as it zips along,” nationally bestselling author Robert M. Hazen offers a radical new approach to Earth history in this intertwined tale of the planet’s living and nonliving spheres. With an astrobiologist’s imagination, a historian’s perspective, and a naturalist’s eye, Hazen calls upon twenty-first-century discoveries that have revolutionized geology and enabled scientists to envision Earth’s many iterations in vivid detail—from the mile-high lava tides of its infancy to the early organisms responsible for more than two-thirds of the mineral varieties beneath our feet. Lucid, controversial, and on the cutting edge of its field, The Story of Earth is popular science of the highest order.

ISBN

978-0-670-02355-4

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Publisher

Viking

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | History

The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years from Stardust to Living Planet


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