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Author Redfern, Ron.

Title Origins : the evolution of continents, oceans, and life / written and photographed by Ron Redfern
Published London : Cassell, 2000


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Description 356 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary "This book celebrates the inevitability of global change and highlights our need as human beings to recognize and adjust to it. Its text displays a remarkable breadth and diversity of knowledge, drawing upon discoveries in natural history, geology, geography and paleontology to unravel secrets of millions of years. Its structure offers the opportunity to pursue two distinct but parallel narratives in one volume - the first characterized by discrete photo-essay spreads, and the second by authoritative running text illustrated with clearly numbered icons. Designed either to be browsed through like a website or read in chronological sequence, each chapter provides a fascinating glimpse into the formation and development of our world."
"Photography by the author, a specialist in interpretive landscape, reveals the physical legacy of the Earth's distant past. This exploration of key sites, often remote and inaccessible, provides a clear and original perspective on the Earth as a dynamic, interactive planet. The narrative by a bestselling science writer places the history of our planet in a challenging contemporary context in which human beings, like all living things, must embrace change or fail to survive."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-349) and index
Subject Historical geology.
Earth (Planet) -- Origin.
LC no. 2001515600
ISBN 0304354031