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Revolutions That Made the Earth
The Earth that sustains us today was born out of a few remarkable, near-catastrophic revolutions, started by biological innovations and marked by global environmental consequences. The revolutions have certain features in common, such as an increase in the complexity, energy utilization, and information processing capabilities of life. This book describes these revolutions ...more
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published March 20th 2011 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 2011)
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This book wonderfully synthesized many aspects of my undergraduate/graduate classes in geology and geochemistry - and brought a deep meaning to these subjects by putting this in the context of Earth's history. Most of the book pertains to the first 4 billion years of the planet's history which I found fascinating, as what I usually study/read is in the past few hundred million years.