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Earth time : exploring the deep past from Victorian England to the Grand Canyon

Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2005.
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"Expert geologist Douglas Palmer examines the extraordinary story of mankind's quest to uncover the history of the Earth and introduces us to the host of eccentric characters that have paved the way to our current understanding. The Earth's rocks have divulged startling information about a 4.54 billion year history filled with earthquakes, floods, asteroid collisions and stark climate changes, but the route to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Palmer, Douglas.
Earth time.
Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Palmer
ISBN: 0470022213 9780470022214
OCLC Number: 56912002
Description: xix, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Cutting through earth time: Mr. Smith's section from London to Snowdon --
Recent earth time: the Holocene --
The Diluvium: the flood and the ice ages --
Below the surface: into Tertiary times --
Oolites and lias: the Jurassic before the park --
Red beds in the Midlands and Russia --
Fuelling the Industrial Revolution --
A boundary dispute in the Welsh hills --
The end of the line: the Precambrian --
Part II: Major Powell's boat trip through the Grand Canyon --
A glimpse into the abyss of earth time --
Signs of life appear --
The Cambrian arms race --
The upper Paleozoic: American style --
The missing Mesozoic and the making of the canyon --
Peopling the Americas --
Rock of ages: dating rocks and fossils --
Earth time: conclusion.
Responsibility: Douglas Palmer.
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The dramatic history of planet Earth and the rocky road to understanding the past * A probing account of the history of the earth and an introduction to the many eccentric characters that  Read more...


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