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The Resource Planet Earth : a beginner's guide, John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin

Planet Earth : a beginner's guide, John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin

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Planet Earth : a beginner's guide
Title
Planet Earth
Title remainder
a beginner's guide
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this lively expedition into the origins, evolution, and workings of our planet, John Gribbin does what he does best: gathers 4.5 billion years of geological history and shares the best bits. Taking an astronomer's perspective, Gribbin follows Earth's development from its beginnings in cosmic gas and dust to the explosion of human life after the last ice age, combining stories of scientific discovery with gripping accounts of geological activity earthquakes, volcanoes, and climate change. Along the journey we consider Lord Kelvin's time-scale for the life of the sun; the meteorologist who first championed the idea of continental drift; and an intriguing proposal that Earth has expanded substantially in recent millennia. Told in Gribbin's dynamic and beloved voice, this is the perfect introduction to geology and an essential guidebook for anyone wanting to better appreciate the wonders of our shared home."--Publisher's description
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1946-
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Gribbin, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gribbin, Mary
Series statement
Oneworld beginners' guides
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  • Earth sciences
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
Planet Earth : a beginner's guide, John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [162]-163) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of terrestrial time -- Our place in space -- Drifting continents and spreading seas -- What goes up must come down -- Inside and outside the Earth -- The changing Earth -- Fire on Earth -- Our changing planet -- Our changing climate -- Life and Earth
Control code
681501848
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781851688289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Planet Earth : a beginner's guide, John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [162]-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief history of terrestrial time -- Our place in space -- Drifting continents and spreading seas -- What goes up must come down -- Inside and outside the Earth -- The changing Earth -- Fire on Earth -- Our changing planet -- Our changing climate -- Life and Earth
Control code
681501848
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781851688289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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