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A Short History of Planet Earth Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice

Popular Science Out of Print
By: JD MacDougall
266 pages, Illus, figs, maps
A Short History of Planet Earth
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  • A Short History of Planet Earth ISBN: 9780471197034 Paperback Apr 1998 Out of Print #75317
  • A Short History of Planet Earth ISBN: 9780471148050 Hardback Dec 1996 Out of Print #53843
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About this book

Surveys the full range of knowledge in the earth and life sciences about how the geology and climate has changed through all the periods of the Earth's history.

Contents

Reading the Rocks. Early Days. Wonderful Life. The Proterozoic Eon. Dance of the Plates. Nature's Timepieces. The Cambrian Explosion. Fish, Forest, and Gondwanaland: The Paleozoic Era. From Pangea to (Almost) the Modern World: The Mesozoic Era. Global Catastrophes. Mammals, Mountains, and Ice: The Cenozoic Era. The Great Ice Age. What Comes Next?: Geology and Man. Glossary. Further Reading. Index.

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Biography

J. D. MACDOUGALL is Director of the Program in Earth Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of over one hundred articles in leading professional journals, including Scientific American, and has contributed to the McGraw--Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

Popular Science Out of Print
By: JD MacDougall
266 pages, Illus, figs, maps
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