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Very Short Introductions #90: The Earth: A Very Short Introduction

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Around 30 years ago, two things happened that were to revolutionize the understanding of our home planet. First, geologists realized that the continents themselves were drifting across the surface of the globe and that oceans were being created and destroyed. Secondly, pictures of the entire planet were returned from space. Suddenly, the Earth began to be viewed as a single entity; a dynamic, interacting whole, controlled by complex processes we scarcely understood.

This introduction is an all-encompassing look at the Earth: how it was formed and how it works. It explores the emerging geological research and explains how new advances in the understanding of plate tectonics, seismology, and satellite imagery have enabled us to begin to see the Earth for what it is, a dynamic and ever changing planet. It introduces the concepts of plate tectonics, continental drift, the earth's structure, and sea-floor spreading.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136) and index.

About the Author

Martin Redfern studied geology at University College London. He has written extensively for magazines and newspapers such as New Scientist, The Economist, the Sunday Times, and the Independent on Sunday.

Table of Contents

1. Dynamic Planet

2. Deep Time

3. Deep Earth

4. Under the Sea

5. Drifting Continents

6. Volcanoes

7. When the Ground Shakes

Epilogue

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803078
Author:
Redfern, Martin
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Martin
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Earth
Subject:
Earth History.
Subject:
Physics
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
90
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 b/w illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6.86x4.36x.38 in. .30 lbs.

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