Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card

Purchase a Gift Card to Last Word!

 




Bookmark and Share

 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Stepping Stones: The Making of Our Home World, Drury, Stephen
Stock Image -May Not Reflect Actual Item

Author Name    Drury, Stephen

Title   Stepping Stones: The Making of Our Home World

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Oxford University Press

ISBN Number    0198502710 / 9780198502715

Seller ID   SKU20155477

0198502710 Top edge of pages dirty. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous ownerâ??s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

The Earth has been evolving for the past five billion years, the result of the dynamic interplay of astronomical, physical, and chemical forces that range from the vast to the barely perceptible. Now, in Stepping Stones, Stephen Drury illuminates the processes that have formed the Earth, creating the atmosphere, the oceans, the continents, and life itself.
Looking at the astonishing leaps and near catastrophes that have occurred along the way--intermingled with inexorable but slow change--the book interweaves the evidence from geology, physics, biology, and chemistry, to tell an extraordinary story . We discover how the Earth works--the interaction of geothermal and solar energy, the role of the atmosphere, and the impact of tides and rotation. We learn how matter originated in processes in the stars and how it is assembled in planetary systems, and we discover how the Earth came to have a Moon through a giant collision--and its consequences for the evolution of Earth and life. Drury discusses the origin of atmosphere and water by volcanic activity, the paradox of the cold young Sun and the essential role of carbon dioxide in avoiding an ice-bound planet, and he evaluates theories for the origin of life in light of the chemistry of the early Earth. He describes the supercontinents Rodinia and Gondwanaland, the icehouse and greenhouse worlds of the last billion years, the Cambrian explosion of life forms, and finally human origins and evolution.
An original and stimulating account of the history of our home planet, Stepping Stones does for the Earth what Carl Sagan did for the cosmos--it offers general readers an illuminating tour of a fascinating and little-known area of science.

Price = 12.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
The Handicap Principle: A Missing Piece of Darwin's Puzzle
Zahavi, Amotz; Zahavi, Avishag
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Genetic Maps and Human Imaginations: The Limits of Science in Understanding Who We Are, Rothman, Barbara Katz
Genetic Maps and Human Imaginations: The Limits of Science in Understanding Who We Are
Rothman, Barbara Katz
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Case of the Missing Neutrinos: And Other Curious Phenomena of the Universe
Gribbin, John
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Secret Pulse of Time: Making Sense of Life's Scarcest Commodity, Klein, Stefan
The Secret Pulse of Time: Making Sense of Life's Scarcest Commodity
Klein, Stefan
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Three Big Bangs: Comet Crashes, Exploding Stars, And The Creation Of The Universe (Helix Books), Dauber, Philip M.; Muller, Richard A.
The Three Big Bangs: Comet Crashes, Exploding Stars, And The Creation Of The Universe (Helix Books)
Dauber, Philip M.; Muller, Richard A.
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet, Vaitheeswaran, Vijay V.
Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet
Vaitheeswaran, Vijay V.
13.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Einstein's Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries, Waller, John
Einstein's Luck: The Truth behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries
Waller, John
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Cranks, Quarks And The Cosmos: Writings On Science By Jeremy Bernstein
Bernstein, Jeremy
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals, Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff
The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff
10.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics (Sloan Technology), Hecht, Jeff
City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics (Sloan Technology)
Hecht, Jeff
20.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Humanity's Descent: The Consequences of Ecological Instability, Potts, Richard
Humanity's Descent: The Consequences of Ecological Instability
Potts, Richard
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Frontiers of Complexity
Highfield, Roger
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie