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

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Four and a half billion years long, Earth's history is the fascinating, magnificent product of creation, transformation, evolution, and extinction. A Short History of Planet Earth chronicles this complex life story in an accessible and thoroughly engaging single volume that charts the geologic and biological life of our dynamic planet. A Short History of Planet Earth, the ideal, concise introduction to earth and life sciences, includes a handy glossary of geologic terms, and forty information-packed illustrations.

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How was the Earth formed? How did life begin? What causes earthquakes? What is the truth about global warming? This interesting book provides the latest answers to these questions and many more. It explains the complete history of our planet's geological and biological life. Introduces numerous new theories about long-standing mysteries such as the theory that life didn't emerge from the primoridial soup but may have come from outer space. Includes 40 illustrations which offer handy summaries of information as a time line of animal evolution and a graph depicting the trends in global warming from the earliest era to the present.

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Critical acclaim for A SHORT HISTORY OF PLANET EARTH
""To compress Earth's history into a single, lucidly written volume is a major achievement."" --Publishers Weekly.
""If you want a readable and up-to-date account of what's known about Earth, this will do nicely."" --Focus.
""Few people have both the knowledge and the writing ability to capture such a long and varied history in a compelling manner. In A Short History of Planet Earth, J. D. Macdougall demonstrates that he is one of the few. The author excels in explaining the complex interaction between the geologic and biologic aspects of our planet's history."" --Earth.

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