J. D. MacDougall's A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, PDF

By J. D. MacDougall

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

"Few humans have either the information and the writing skill to catch this sort of lengthy and sundry background 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 historical past charts either the geological and organic historical past of the planet. It strikes from the foundation of the earth's iron middle to the formation of trendy 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 best middle for earth technology 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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