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The Story of Earth

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"A groundbreaking chronicle of Earth's continuing evolution, Robert M. Hazen's The Story of Earth tells the spectacular dramaof how our planet came to be. Starting at the beginning, from how the elements were formed to how our solar system was shaped, it reveals how geology supports the Big Thwack theory of how we got our Moon (via a collision with a smaller would-be planet dubbed Theia), paints a vivid picture of the hellish conditions that prevailed during our black planet's first 500 million years (the Hadean Eon, named in honor of Hades), and shares the latest ideas on how the first oceans formed.From there, things get even more intriguing. A central premise of the book is how life shaped-and was shaped by-the planet. Rocks, water, and air made life. Life in turn, changed the atmosphere and soil. And that, in turn, led to new varieties of flora and fauna.Each stage introduced new planetary processes and phenomena that would ultimately re-sculpt the planet's surface again and again, and as it takes us through the eons, The Story of Earth illuminates the intertwined tale of Earth's living and non-living spheres-and the co-evolution of life and minerals-as never before."
  • SKU: 000000000001355054
  • Author: Robert M. Hazen
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin, Div. of Penguin Putnam
  • Release date: Apr 26, 2012
  • ISBN: 9780670023554
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Commitment Credit: 1
  • Book Search Plus: No
  • Warnings: No warnings
  • Height: 0.000
  • Length: 9.000
  • Width: 6.000

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