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Reading the Rocks
Author: Marcia Bjornerud

Product Details:
ISBN: 9780465006847
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 256
Dims (mm): 134 x 202
Pub Date: 31-10-06
Pub Country: United States
Condition: NEW

Description:
To many of us, the Earths 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 Marcia Bjornerud takes the reader along on an eye-opening tour of Deep Time, explaining in elegant prose 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. Containing a glossary and detailed timescale, as well as vivid descriptions and historic accounts, Reading the Rocks is literally a history of the world, for all friends of the Earth.

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