Building Planet Earth: Five Billion Years of Earth History

4 valoración promedio
( 2 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780521582780: Building Planet Earth: Five Billion Years of Earth History

Continental plates, moving as fast as human hair grows, collide, mountains buckle, the ocean abyss sucks in the Earth's crust, and volcanos explode. Here is a story that Hollywood wished it could option: the dynamic cycle of geological destruction and renewal that has stretched across billions of years and shaped our planet in its current image. Scene by scene, this action-packed blockbuster can be experienced in Building Planet Earth. Peter Cattermole begins the story by describing a cloud of matter that surrounds a primitive Sun. Out of this the Earth was formed through compaction and internal heating to the point at which it became a stable, layered structure with a core, mantle, and crust. Using eye-catching images, artwork, and diagrams, Building Planet Earth presents this geological development and goes on to discuss what is happening to our planet now and what we can expect in the future. Cattermole covers in fascinating detail the impact of mass extinctions, global-warming, and ozone holes. The book features 241 illustrations--128 in full-color--and a number of useful appendices. For anyone who has ever wondered how this miraculous planet continues to thrive and surprise, this elegantly-written book will be an essential read. Peter Cattermole is a principal investigator with NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program. He has written several books on geology and astronomy as well as numerous articles for both scholarly and popular media, including Atlas of Venus (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and The Story of the Earth (Cambridge University Press, 1985).

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

Building Planet Earth superbly illustrates and describes the geology of Earth; how it formed, became structured, and evolved into the planet as we know it, with its present distribution of continents, oceans, and dazzling diversity of life. This 4.6 billion-year history of the third rock from the sun is an extraordinary story, and understanding Earth's main geological processes has become increasingly important for ensuring our future on this crowded planet.

Designed for the general reader, Building Planet Earth explains these fundamental Earth processes: how the atmosphere interacts with the oceans to produce our changing climates; how the heat from the Earth's central core drives surface processes, such as plate tectonics with its related earthquakes, fault movements, and volcanism; how mountains are formed and sediments deposited to form layers of strata, including the economically important hydrocarbons that fueled the industrial revolution; and how life prospered and declined through evolution and extinction, sometimes being abruptly terminated by catastrophic events from outer space. The combination of good graphics, artwork, and photographic illustration makes this a visually attractive, accessible read, complete with short bibliography, glossary, and index. --Douglas Palmer, Amazon.co.uk

Book Description:

Continental plates move as fast as human hair grows. Plates collide, mountains buckle, the ocean abyss sucks in Earth's crust, volcanoes explode, as over millions of years the cycles of geological destruction and renewal are played out. Climate changes and cosmic impacts cause mass extinctions. The Story of the Earth describes the evolution of our complex planet and answers many questions. How did Earth form from debris orbiting the Sun? What created its layered rocks? What is driving climate change? What is the history of the ground beneath your feet?

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Cattermole, Peter
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110521582784

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 36,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,69
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Peter Cattermole
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0521582784

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 55,76
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Cattermole, Peter
Editorial: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0521582784 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.1139185

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 52,43
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 4,23
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Peter Cattermole
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 2. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0521582784

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 53,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,39
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Peter Cattermole
Editorial: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2000. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Building Plant Earth presents a description of Earth as a planet, commencing with its physical and chemical evolution out of the primordial solar nebula. The condensation of elements and their redistribution are described, leading into a section dealing with mapping, geophysical and geochemical studies. This establishes the gross structure of the Earth, following which basic principles and processes of plate tectonics are then described, leading to the elucidation of the working of geological cycles. The main thrust of the remainder of the book is a description of the geological evolution of the Earth. Volcanism and seismicity, ice ages and climate, isotopic techniques and age dating, are all treated. The impact of mass extinctions, global-warming and ozone holes are included. The book is illustrated profusely and closes with a number of useful appendices. Nº de ref. de la librería AAA9780521582780

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 63,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Cattermole, Peter
Editorial: Cambridge University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Cantidad: 3
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2000. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería FM-9780521582780

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 53,88
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,07
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Peter Cattermole
Editorial: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2000. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Building Plant Earth presents a description of Earth as a planet, commencing with its physical and chemical evolution out of the primordial solar nebula. The condensation of elements and their redistribution are described, leading into a section dealing with mapping, geophysical and geochemical studies. This establishes the gross structure of the Earth, following which basic principles and processes of plate tectonics are then described, leading to the elucidation of the working of geological cycles. The main thrust of the remainder of the book is a description of the geological evolution of the Earth. Volcanism and seismicity, ice ages and climate, isotopic techniques and age dating, are all treated. The impact of mass extinctions, global-warming and ozone holes are included. The book is illustrated profusely and closes with a number of useful appendices. Nº de ref. de la librería AAA9780521582780

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 67,86
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Peter Cattermole
Editorial: Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 5
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780521582780

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 64,16
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,76
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Peter Cattermole
Editorial: Cambridge Univ Pr (2000)
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Cambridge Univ Pr, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 2nd edition. 283 pages. 11.25x9.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __0521582784

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 75,19
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,71
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

PETER CATTERMOLE
ISBN 10: 0521582784 ISBN 13: 9780521582780
Nuevos Tapa dura Cantidad: 1
Librería
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2000. Hardback. Estado de conservación: NEW. 9780521582780 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Nº de ref. de la librería HTANDREE0464381

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 81,38
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 8,95
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío