Journals Higher Education



05 November 2010

256 Pages | 8 halftones & 10 line drawings

ISBN: 9780199569700

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The Planet in a Pebble

A Journey into Earth's Deep History

Jan Zalasiewicz

  • Tells the story of the history of the Earth's past from a single pebble
  • Provides insights into the forensic approach of the Earth scientist today, demonstrating the impressive methods they use to discover our history
  • Demonstrates how a simple object can contain evidence of many phenomena; of vanished oceans, ancient climate extinct life-forms, the cooling of magma underground, and the building of mountain belts

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