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Living Earth: A Short History of Life and Its Home

By: E Nisbet

237 pages, Line illus, b/w photos

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #14473 | ISBN: 0412530503
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Hardback | Dec 1991 | #14472 | ISBN: 004445855X
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About this book

Comprehensive survey of the history of the evolution of the planet and biosphere. Topics covered include: precambrian life and geological evolution; the development of the eukaryotes; the evolution of the vertebrates; continental drift, sea floor spreading and plate tectonics; the history of the atmosphere.


Part 1 In the abyss of time: in the beginning; the beginning of life; the archaean planet. Part 2 The occupation of the planet: the variety of life; life in the archaean; the surface of the proterozoic earth; the birth of the eukaryotes. Part 3 The spread of the eukaryotes: the early proterozoic explosion and after; the changing land; the rule of the reptiles. Part 4 The modern world: the new world; the descent of humanity; challenging nature.

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