The Story of Earth

The Story of Earth

The First 4.5 Billion Years, From Stardust to Living Planet

Book - 2012
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In this radical new approach to Earth's biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national bestselling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere--of rocks and living matter--has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
ISBN: 9780670023554
Branch Call Number: 550 HAZEN
Characteristics: 306 p. ; 24 cm


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Feb 07, 2018

The conclusion was of particular interest to me especially the immediate risks posed to society as well as the long term ones. The range of time is what makes this work exciting. A good change of the daily short term concerns which most people are preoccupied with. And one of my favorite quotes: "We realize what’s happened only in retrospect” with respect to the tipping points and the rising sea levels as one of the risks in the next century or so.

Oct 27, 2016

The story of the physics, chemistry and biology that make up our planet earth. Well written and interesting throughout. Worth reading if you are interested.

Apr 01, 2015

The earlier chapters are the most readable; later on the author becomes rather technical. Nevertheless, this is a good resource for those wanted to solidify their awareness of current understandings of earth science and our astronomical origins.


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