A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, by J. D. MacDougall

By J. D. MacDougall

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

"Few humans have either the data and the writing skill to trap this sort of lengthy and sundry heritage in a compelling demeanour. In a brief heritage 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 starting place of the earth's iron center to the formation of ultra-modern seven continents, and from the primordial construction blocks of lifestyles to the evolution of the human form.

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

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