The Earth

A Very Short Introduction

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ISBN:

9780192803078

Publication date:

03/11/2003

Paperback

160 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Price: 299.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780192803078

Publication date:

03/11/2003

Paperback

160 pages

174.0x111.0mm

Part of Very Short Introduction

Martin Redfern

  • Lively and informative look at the frontiers of geological science
  • Comprehensive and accessible introduction to the processes which govern the changing geology of the Earth
  • Leads the reader to understand the relationships between the various processes that make the Earth one dynamic, living planet

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

Part of Very Short Introduction

Martin Redfern

Description

For generations, the ground beneath the feet of our ancestors seemed solid and unchanging. 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. As the astronomer Fred Hoyle had predicted, this 'let loose an idea as powerful as any in history'. Suddenly, the Earth began to be viewed as a single entity; a dynamic, interacting whole, controlled by complex processes we scarcely understood. It began to seem less solid. As one astronaut put it, 'a blue jewel on black velvet; small, fragile and touchingly alone'. Geologists at last were able to see the whole as well as the detail; the wood as well as the trees. This book brings their account up to date with the latest understanding of the processes that govern our planet.

About the Author

Martin Redfern, Science Producer at the BBC Science Radio Unit

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Part of Very Short Introduction

Martin Redfern

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

Part of Very Short Introduction

Martin Redfern

Part of Very Short Introduction

Martin Redfern

Part of Very Short Introduction

Martin Redfern

Description

For generations, the ground beneath the feet of our ancestors seemed solid and unchanging. 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. As the astronomer Fred Hoyle had predicted, this 'let loose an idea as powerful as any in history'. Suddenly, the Earth began to be viewed as a single entity; a dynamic, interacting whole, controlled by complex processes we scarcely understood. It began to seem less solid. As one astronaut put it, 'a blue jewel on black velvet; small, fragile and touchingly alone'. Geologists at last were able to see the whole as well as the detail; the wood as well as the trees. This book brings their account up to date with the latest understanding of the processes that govern our planet.

About the Author

Martin Redfern, Science Producer at the BBC Science Radio Unit

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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

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