A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters (Hardcover)

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For every Earth resident, an essential primer by Harvard's acclaimed geologist

“A fantastic distillation of Earth's history, from one of the world’s leading geologists. Engrossing, witty, and eminently readable.” —Steve Brusatte, author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Odds are, where you’re standing was once cooking under a roiling sea of lava, crushed by a towering sheet of ice, rocked by a nearby meteor strike, or perhaps choked by poison gases, drowned beneath ocean, perched atop a mountain range, or roamed by fearsome monsters. Probably most or even all of the above. 

The story of our home planet and the organisms spread across its surface is far more spectacular than any Hollywood blockbuster, filled with enough plot twists to rival a bestselling thriller. But only recently have we begun to piece together the whole mystery into a coherent narrative. Drawing on his decades of field research and up-to-the-minute understanding of the latest science, renowned geologist Andrew H. Knoll delivers a rigorous yet accessible biography of Earth, charting our home planet's epic 4.6 billion-year story. Placing twenty first-century climate change in deep context, A Brief History of Earth is an indispensable look at where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Features original illustrations depicting Earth history and nearly 50 figures (maps, tables, photographs, graphs).

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“A fantastic distillation of Earth's history, from one of the world’s leading geologists: Andrew H. Knoll has written an engrossing, witty, and eminently readable romp through our home planet’s 4.5 billion years, from trilobites and dinosaurs to human origins and our rapidly changing modern times.”
Steve Brusatte, New York Times bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062853912
ISBN-10: 0062853910
Publisher: Custom House
Publication Date: April 27th, 2021
Pages: 272
Language: English