About this book
The story of the history of the Earth's past, from a single pebble. Shows how a pebble can yield up evidence of vanished oceans, ancient climates, extinct life-forms and the formation of the continents. From the author of "The Earth After Us", it reveals the impressive forensic methods that Earth scientists use.
In this narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, Jan Zalasiewicz shows how many events in the Earth's ancient past can be deciphered from a single pebble. He explores how geologists reach deep into the past by forensic analysis of even the tiniest amounts of mineral matter, demonstrating and revealing Earth's extraordinary story.
|Oxford University Press|