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The story of Earth : the first 4.5 billion years, from stardust to living planet / Robert M. Hazen.

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Robertson Library QE501.H325 2012 STACKS Available -
Subject (Geographic): Earth.

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  • ISBN: 9780670023554
  • ISBN: 0670023558
  • Physical Description: 306 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Birth : the formation of Earth -- The Big Thwack : the formation of the moon -- Black Earth : the first basalt crust -- Blue Earth : the formation of the oceans -- Gray Earth : the first granite crust -- Living Earth : the origins of life -- Red Earth : photosynthesis and the Great Oxidation Event -- The "boring" billion : the mineral revolution -- White Earth : the snowball-hothouse cycle -- Green Earth : the rise of the terrestrial biosphere -- The future : scenarios of a changing planet.
Summary: In this radical new approach to Earth's biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national bestselling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere--of rocks and living matter--has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.

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