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Author Hazen, Robert M., 1948-
Title The story of Earth : the first 4.5 billion years, from stardust to living planet / Robert M. Hazen.
Published New York : Viking, 2012.
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 Floor4  QE501 .H325 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Birth : the formation of Earth -- The Big Thwack : the formation of the moon -- Black Earth : the first basalt crust -- Blue Earth : the formation of the oceans -- Gray Earth : the first granite crust -- Living Earth : the origins of life -- Red Earth : photosynthesis and the Great Oxidation Event -- The "boring" billion : the mineral revolution -- White Earth : the snowball-hothouse cycle -- Green Earth : the rise of the terrestrial biosphere -- The future : scenarios of a changing planet.
Summary 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.
Subject Earth (Planet)
ISBN 0670023558
OCLC number 758973664