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Reading the Rocks by Marcia Bjornerud
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Aug 08, 2007

really liked it
Read in July, 2007

A good intro to earth sciences. Despite the title, this book is only partly about rocks. The reason I got it was to get an introduction to geology, and it gave me a little of that, but not as much as I was looking for.

But it does an admirable job of overview not only geology, but also covers the evolution of life, the origins of the solar system, and other far-flung subjects--all in 200 pages.

The sections on subjects I already knew well were still interesting, but I'm not sure how well the geology I learned in the book will stick, since those parts sometimes read more like a laundry list of facts than like a flowing narrative.
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