New PDF release: A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire,

By J. D. MacDougall

ISBN-10: 1620457105

ISBN-13: 9781620457108

ISBN-10: 1620458039

ISBN-13: 9781620458037

"A just right creation to geology and paleontology for the lay reader. To compress Earth's heritage right into a unmarried, lucidly written quantity is a massive achievement."--Publishers Weekly, starred review.

"Few humans have either the information and the writing skill to trap this kind of lengthy and sundry heritage in a compelling demeanour. In a quick heritage of Planet Earth, J.D. Macdougal demonstrates that he's one of many few."--Earth.

This exhilarating survey of the 4 and part billion years of Earth's historical past charts either the geological and organic heritage of the planet. It strikes from the beginning of the earth's iron middle to the formation of cutting-edge seven continents, and from the primordial construction blocks of existence to the evolution of the human form.

J.D. MACDOUGALL (San Diego, California) is a professor of earth technological know-how on the Scripps Oceanographic Institute of the college of California, San Diego, the premiere heart for earth technological know-how examine within the U.S. His paintings has seemed in clinical American and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of technology and Technology.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice (Wiley Popular Scienc) PDF

Similar ecology books

Download PDF by James Martin,James E. Samels: The Sustainable University: Green Goals and New Challenges

Faculties and universities are on the leading edge of efforts to maintain the earth’s assets for destiny generations. Carbon neutrality, renewable strength resources, eco-friendly construction suggestions, and comparable projects require expert and brave leaders in any respect degrees of upper schooling. James Martin and James E.

Ecology and Conservation of Estuarine Ecosystems by Renzo Perissinotto,Derek D. Stretch,Ricky H. Taylor PDF

St Lucia is the world's oldest secure estuary and Africa's greatest estuarine method. it's also the center piece of South Africa's first UNESCO international historical past website, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and has been a Ramsar Wetland of overseas value for the reason that 1986. wisdom of its biodiversity, geological origins, hydrology, hydrodynamics and the lengthy heritage of administration is exclusive on the planet.

Download e-book for kindle: Echinoderm Research and Diversity in Latin America by Juan José Alvarado,Francisco Alonso Solis-Marin

This booklet compiles for the 1st time the improvement of echinoderm examine in Latin the US. The booklet includes 17 chapters, one introductory, 15 state chapters, and a last biogeographic research. It compiles the entire investigations released in foreign and native journals, reviews, theses and different grey literature.

Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region by Gus Mills,Margaret Mills PDF

The cheetah, the quickest terrestrial animal, has frequent charm among flora and fauna biologists and lovers alike. even if, like every all huge carnivores, it's more and more threatened via habitat loss and its prestige is now categorised as 'Vulnerable' by way of the IUCN. this is often the 1st finished examine of cheetah biology in an arid surroundings, an immense element of its present distribution diversity.

Extra info for A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice (Wiley Popular Scienc)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Short History of Planet Earth: Mountains, Mammals, Fire, and Ice (Wiley Popular Scienc) by J. D. MacDougall

by George

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 25 votes