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A History of Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries

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"An illustrated survey of 100 key events in Earth's dramatic history."

"A History of Earth in 100 Groundbreaking Discoveries" is a fascinating account of the discoveries that reveal why Earth is the one planet in our solar system that can support life. It surveys 100 key events in the evolutionary history of our planet, from its origins and geological formation 4.5 billion
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 4th 2011 by Firefly Books
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Richard Pittman
Sep 13, 2014 Richard Pittman rated it liked it
Nice, but it could have been better. The format of the book is to announce a topic, show a one-page relevant photograph, give a few sentences about its meaning and key discovery, then go into greater detail in a 3-page description with a few illustrations. It stuck to this format religiously, but some of the topics really needed more explanation. Also, the illustrations were insufficient. In a book that went into geography, geology, and biology to a great extent, I was often mentally crying out ...more
Dec 04, 2014 Pburgh rated it really liked it
It's a nice overview of the entirety of earth's history, including speculation of its eventual demise. The 100 chapters are arranged chronologically, but are self-contained, allowing the reader to jump around to topics of greatest interest. The book is generously illustrated, but could use more maps.
ZaBeth  Marsh
Excellent reference book if you want to learn more about the Earth. Also scared the heck out of me. Everyone I know will be dead in a billion years but reading about the death of the Sun and my planet still makes me nervous. Nice quick read!
Jan 15, 2012 Larry rated it it was amazing
An amazing overview of the creation of earth and how it and humans evolved. Indicates both the special blessing we have and how insignificant each of us are in the big scheme of things. Very grounding!
Jul 26, 2012 Adrianna rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing reteeling of the Earth's history from its earliest days to today and was an interesting read. I definetly learned many new things!
Sharice George
Apr 24, 2013 Sharice George rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the book. Its great for filling you in on all the most recent developments and discoveries.
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