Cover of: Reading the Rocks by Marcia Bjornerud
An edition of Reading the rocks (2005)

Reading the Rocks

The Autobiography of the Earth

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An edition of Reading the rocks (2005)

Reading the Rocks

The Autobiography of the Earth

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Basic Books
Language
English
Pages
237

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This armchair guide to the making of the geologic record shows how to understand messages written in stone. To many of us, the Earth's crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history--but to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling gothic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation. For more than four billion years, in beach sand, granite, and garnet schists, the planet has kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past. Fulbright Scholar Bjornerud takes the reader along on an eye-opening tour of Deep Time, explaining what we see and feel beneath our feet. Both scientist and storyteller, Bjornerud uses anecdotes and metaphors to remind us that our home is a living thing with lessons to teach. She shows how our planet has long maintained a delicate balance, and how the global give-and-take has sustained life on Earth through numerous upheavals.--From publisher description.

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Cover of: Reading the Rocks
Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth
October 19, 2006, Basic Books
in English
Cover of: Reading the rocks
Reading the rocks: the autobiography of the earth
2005, Westview Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group
in English
Cover of: Reading the rocks
Reading the rocks: the autobiography of the earth
2005, Westview Press
in English
Cover of: Reading the rocks
Reading the rocks: the autobiography of the earth
2005, Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group
in English
Cover of: Reading the rocks
Reading the rocks: the autobiography of the earth
Publish date unknown, Westview Press

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QE31.B524 2007

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ISBN 10
0465006841
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9780465006847
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710425
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