25 Women to Read Before You Die
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays, Recipes | August 19, 2015

    Cara Nicoletti: IMG Ramona Quimby Yogurt-Marinated Chicken Thighs



    As a kid, I read for two reasons: the first, and most common, was to escape from my everyday life by imagining a different one — to read about... Continue »
    1. $19.60 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.50
List price: $42.25
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Environmental Studies- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?

by

The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks? Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Geologist Jan Zalasiewicz takes the reader on a fascinating trip one hundred million years into the future--long after the human race becomes extinct--to explore what will remain of our brief but dramatic sojourn on Earth. He describes how geologists in the far future might piece together the history of the planet, and slowly decipher the history of humanity from the traces we will leave impressed in the rock strata. What story will the rocks tell of us? What kind of fossils will humans leave behind? What will happen to cities, cars, and plastic cups? The trail leads finally to the bones of the inhabitants of petrified cities that have slept deep underground for many millions of years. As thought-provoking as it is engaging, this book simultaneously explains the geological mechanisms that shape our planet, from fossilization to plate tectonics, illuminates the various ingenious ways in which geologists and paleontologist work, and offers a final perspective on humanity and its actions that may prove to be more objective than any other.

About the Author

Jan Zalasiewicz is a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Leicester, before that working at the British Geological Survey. A field geologist, palaeontologist and stratigrapher, he teaches various aspects of geology and Earth history to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is a researcher into fossil ecosystems and environments across over half a billion years of geological time. He has published over a hundred papers in scientific journals.

Table of Contents

Prologue

1. Perspective

2. 100 Million Years AD

3. The Strata Machine

4. Tectonic Escalator

5. High Water, Low Water

6. Dynasties

7. Echoes

8. Traces

9. Body of Evidence

10. Meeting the People

Further reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199214976
Author:
Zalasiewicz, Jan
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Contribution by:
Freedman, Kim
Contribution:
Freedman, Kim
Author:
null, Jan
Author:
Zalasiewicz, J. A.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Extinction (Biology)
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Biogeomorphology.
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
Future Studies
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Geology-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 BandW halftones and line drawings
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.6 x 8.6 x 1.1 in 1.006 lb

Other books you might like

  1. A Universe from Nothing: Why There... Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  2. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space:... Sale Hardcover $12.98
  3. Packing for Mars: The Curious...
    Used Hardcover $9.95
  4. For the Love of Physics: From the... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Marriage and Morals Used Trade Paper $7.50
  6. The Discworld Graphic Novels: The...
    Sale Trade Paper $8.98

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » Future Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks? Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.50 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780199214976 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.