The Earth

The Earth

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2003
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Oxford University Press
Around 30 years ago, two things happened that were to revolutionize the understanding of our home planet. First, geologists realized that the continents themselves were drifting across the surface of the globe and that oceans were being created and destroyed. Secondly, pictures of the entire planet were returned from space. Suddenly, the Earth began to be viewed as a single entity; a dynamic, interacting whole, controlled by complex processes we scarcely understood.

This Introduction explores emerging geological research and explains how new advances in the understanding of plate tectonics, seismology, and satellite imagery have enabled us to begin to see the Earth as it actually is: dynamic and ever changing.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780192803078
0192803077
Branch Call Number: 550 REDFE
Characteristics: 141 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm

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