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From Stone to Star: A View of Modern Geology

Out of Print

By: C Allègre

288 pages, 11 b/w photos, 67 illus

Harvard University Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #22905 | ISBN: 0674838661
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About this book

Chronicling one of the greatest scientific adventures of our time (the istotopic detective work that has established a geologic chronology of the earth), this book provides a good introduction to modern geology.


Contents

The Genesis taboo; voyage to the center of the Earth; the geologic calendar; stones falling from the sky; the planetological adventure; from Newton to Mendeleyev; the cosmic palimpsest; societies of atoms; planet Earth; the kingdom of water. Appendix: the atomic structure of matter.

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