The Earth's Shifting Axis: Clues to Nature's Most Perplexing Mysteries (Frontiers in Astronomy and Earth Science)

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Explores the force behind the geological behavior of the planet, including surges of the Earth's axis and their impact on planetary evolution

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What force prompted the dinosaurs' disappearance, froze mammoths, and caused other mass extinctions? What triggers earthquakes and volcanoes, magnetic pole reversals, and moves continents and tectonic plates? What induces ice and coal ages? What continental land mass provided the source for the miles-thick sedimentary beds covering much of the continents and continental shelves? What energy source sculptures submarine canyons and fjords, and fuels many other geological events? Asteroid and comet strikes, and various other agents have been proposed over the years as likely agents for such cataclysmic events and geological phenomena. However, these theories do not adequately explain many of Nature's mysteries. Strain presents a simple, yet compelling solution. His revolutionary Dynamic Axis Theory holds the nomadic North Pole responsible for many natural events. Backed by a wealth of evidence, he reviews earth axis surges and their impact on global evolution. Weight shifts on our planet change the centrifugal forces. These cause the axis to wobble and seek a new rotation axis. Strain examines the implications of such wobbles, and assesses the potential for any species to survive even a minor one-degree axis shift. This shift could tilt the Great Lakes Region, transform mile-high Denver into a port, or lift the Louisiana Bayous by 1,000 feet. Challenging vogue scientific doctrines, this book sparks a fundamental debate about how our world functions.l One of the most thought-provoking and insightful books on this subject.l A comprehensive treatise of the awe-inspiring forces that mold our planet.l Fascinating; informative; this book leaves you mulling over the unlimited implications.

Required reading for anyone curious about the Earth's past and future.

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The author is a professional civil engineer, who has retired from the U. S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Division, Denver. He held positions as Chief, Technical Service Unit; Chief, Technical Planning Section; Chief, Branch of Photogrammetry; Chief, Branch of Cartometrics; Educator; Past President, American Society of Photometry (Regional Chapter), Denver Convention, Inc., American Congress of Surveying & Mapping, American Society of Photogrammetry.

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