The Earth

The Earth

An Intimate History

Book - 2011
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The face of the world is quite different from what it was 1000 million years ago, yet the legacy of the remote past lives on in the land, vegetation, industries and mines. And it is of interest that the way we see the Earth through the eyes of science has altered so profoundly in the last 100 years. This is a book that conveys and explains the many textures of the world. Fortey describes why the Yellow River is yellow, why the beach on which Captain Cook landed is now forty metres above sea level, and why diamonds are concentrated in so few places.
Publisher: London, England : The Folio Society, 2011, ©2004.
Edition: Updated edition.
ISBN: 9780002570114
0002570114
Characteristics: xiv, 416 pages :,illustrated (some color) ;,26 cm

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Jul 20, 2015

Informative overview written with verve and wit, but with too much about himself and his travels.

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