The Earth Book: From the Beginning to the End of Our Planet, 250 Milestones in the History of Earth Science (Sterling Milestones)
A beautifully illustrated presentation of 250 milestonesin the history of our home planet, from celebrated geologist andplanetary scientist Jim Bell.Spanning Earth's entire history, from its birth 4.6 billionyears ago to its inevitable destruction billions of years into thefuture, this stunning volume chronicles the life of our home planetin 250 well-chosen milestones. Jim Bell leads us on a tour of theevents, processes, people, and places that have shaped our growingknowledge of Earth, from the oceans' formation and the firstperilous polar expeditions to deadly volcanoes and Earth "selfies"from space. He covers relevant topics in a range of fields,including physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology,mineralogy, planetary science, life science, public policy,atmospheric/climate science, and engineering, along with notes onkey scientists and inventors. At a time when it's crucial tounderstand Earth as a complex interdependent system, and our rolein that system, The Earth Book will enhance yourappreciation of our home.