By J. D. MacDougall
"Few humans have either the information and the writing skill to seize this sort of lengthy and sundry historical past in a compelling demeanour. In a quick background of Planet Earth, J.D. Macdougal demonstrates that he's one of many few."--Earth.
This exhilarating survey of the 4 and part billion years of Earth's historical past charts either the geological and organic historical past of the planet. It strikes from the starting place of the earth's iron center to the formation of state-of-the-art seven continents, and from the primordial construction blocks of lifestyles to the evolution of the human form.
J.D. MACDOUGALL (San Diego, California) is a professor of earth technological know-how on the Scripps Oceanographic Institute of the collage of California, San Diego, the most desirable heart for earth technological know-how learn within the U.S. His paintings has seemed in clinical American and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of technology and Technology.
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