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The Little Book of Planet Earth presents a concise description of the geological evolution of Earth from its formation. Meissner describes in detailed but accessible prose not just the planet's features, but the tools that modern geologists use to explore and track the ever-changing subterranean and surface features of the planet. With a particular gift for expressing how the forces in and around our planet constantly alter the world we live in, the author introduces lay readers to the key topics in modern earth and planetary science: the creation of Earth and its moon (as well as stars and other planets), the role of seismology in analyzing Earth's structure, the formation of mountain ranges and basins, the role of plate tectonics, the significance of Earth's magnetic field, and the complex relationship of our planet's geology to the life forms found there.

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Meteorologist and geophysicist Meissner presents a chronological description of Earth's evolution in one small, accessible book. He begins with an overview of how geological (and cosmological) theories and disciplines have evolved, then offers fluid and engaging descriptions of the Big Bang, the formation of the Earth and Moon, Earth's geological structure and behavior, tools of geology as well as new discoveries and concepts, and biological evolution. The final chapter briefly discusses nuclear energy and alternative energy sources. Very nicely translated from the original German.
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Synopsis:

Presenting a concise description of the geological evolution of Earth from its formation, this text describes the planet's features, and the tools geologists use to explore and track the ever-changing subterranean and surface features of the planet.

Synopsis:

The Little Book of Planet Earth presents a concise description of the geological evolution of Earth from its formation. Meissner describes in detailed but accessible prose not just the planet's features, but the tools that modern geologists use to explore and track the ever-changing subterranean and surface features of the planet. With a particular gift for expressing how the forces in and around our planet constantly alter the world we live in, the author introduces lay readers to the key topics in modern earth and planetary science: the creation of Earth and its moon (as well as stars and other planets), the role of seismology in analyzing Earth's structure, the formation of mountain ranges and basins, the role of plate tectonics, the significance of Earth's magnetic field, and the complex relationship of our planet's geology to the life forms found there.

Table of Contents

(1) The Roots: An Introduction; (2) The Origins of Planet Earth; (3) Formation of the Earth and the Moon; (4) The Earth's Structure and the Role of Seismology; (5) Movement and Form, Weight and Tides of the Earth; (6) The Earth's Magnetic Field; (7) From Atom to Mineral and from Mineral to Rock; (8) The Early History of Earth; (9) Radioactive Age Determination and Its Meaning; (10) Plate Tectonics; (11) The Earth's Crust; (12) The Formation of Mountain Ranges and Basins; (13) New Insights--New Terms; (14) The Phanerozoic: Tectonic Events and the Role of Paleontology; (15) The Origins of Life; (16) Our Limited Natural Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387952581
Author:
Meissner, Rolf
Publisher:
Copernicus Books
Author:
Meisner, R.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Earth
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Earth and Environmental Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Little Book Series
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20020315
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
215
Dimensions:
178 x 127 mm 1090 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Presenting a concise description of the geological evolution of Earth from its formation, this text describes the planet's features, and the tools geologists use to explore and track the ever-changing subterranean and surface features of the planet.
"Synopsis" by , The Little Book of Planet Earth presents a concise description of the geological evolution of Earth from its formation. Meissner describes in detailed but accessible prose not just the planet's features, but the tools that modern geologists use to explore and track the ever-changing subterranean and surface features of the planet. With a particular gift for expressing how the forces in and around our planet constantly alter the world we live in, the author introduces lay readers to the key topics in modern earth and planetary science: the creation of Earth and its moon (as well as stars and other planets), the role of seismology in analyzing Earth's structure, the formation of mountain ranges and basins, the role of plate tectonics, the significance of Earth's magnetic field, and the complex relationship of our planet's geology to the life forms found there.
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