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Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth

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By: Marcia Bjornerud

320 pages, Illus

Westview Press

Hardback | Apr 2005 | #155358 | ISBN: 081334249X
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The Earth's own life story, written very literally, in stone. Over more than four billion years, in beach sand, volcanic ash, granites and garnet schists, the planet has unintentionally kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past.

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Marcia Bjornerud is a professor and the Chair of Geology at Lawrence University. She is a Fellow of the Geographical Society of America and was a 2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar. She lives in Wisconsin, USA and this is her first book.

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