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  • Geology: A Very Short Introduction by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Geology: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback)

    Jan Zalasiewicz introduces the field of geology, its fundamental role in understanding the Earth and other planets, and its economic importance in the finding and exploitation of resources. He explains how geologists work today, and describes major discoveries such as plate tectonics, and the field's exciting frontiers such as the geology of Mars.

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  • The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit by Jan Zalasiewicz
    The Anthropocene as a Geological Time Unit (English, Hardback)

    Reviews the evidence underpinning the Anthropocene as a geological epoch written by the Anthropocene Working Group investigating it. The book discusses ongoing changes to the Earth system within the context of deep geological time, allowing a comparison between the global transition taking place today with major transitions in Earth history.

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  • The Goldilocks Planet by Jan Zalasiewicz
    The Goldilocks Planet (English, Paperback)

    In the struggle to cope with climate change, what lessons can be learnt from Earth's long history? Two leading geologists explain the important insights science is now able to give us about dramatic changes in Earth's distant past, and the delicate balance that ensures our planet is 'not too hot, not too cold', but 'just right' to sustain life.

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  • Skeletons by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Skeletons (English, Hardback)

    The evolution of skeletons enabled an unprecedented array of bodies to evolve, from the tiniest seed shrimp to dinosaurs and blue whales. This book explores the incredible variety of skeletons in nature, and the impacts of climate change, and of medical and technological advances, for the future of skeletons.

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  • The Epochs of Nature by Georges-Louis Leclerc
    The Epochs of Nature (English, Hardback)

    Georges-Louis Leclerc, le comte de Buffon's The Epochs of Nature, originally published as Les Époques de la Nature in 1778, is one of the first great popular science books, a work of style and insight that was devoured by Catherine the Great of Russia and influenced Humboldt, Darwin, Lyell, Vernadsky, and many other renowned scientists. It is the first geological history of the world,...

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  • The Planet in a Pebble by Jan Zalasiewicz
    The Planet in a Pebble (English, Paperback)

    In this narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, Jan Zalasiewicz shows how many events in the Earth's ancient past can be deciphered from a single pebble. He explores how geologists reach deep into the past by forensic analysis of even the tiniest amounts of mineral matter, demonstrating and revealing Earth's extraordinary story.

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  • Rocks: A Very Short Introduction by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Rocks: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback)

    Rocks are crucial constituents of our lives, not only making the solid ground beneath our feet, but breaking up into the soil that feeds our crops, and providing the metal ores and other materials vital for civilization. This Very Short Introduction introduces the structure and diversity of rocks on Earth, in outer space, and on other planets.

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  • The Earth After Us by Jan Zalasiewicz
    The Earth After Us (English, Paperback)

    If aliens came to Earth 100 millions years in the future, what traces would they find of long-extinct humanity's brief reign on the planet? This engaging and thought-provoking account looks at what our species will leave behind, buried deep in the rock strata, and provides us with a warning of our devastating environmental impact.

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  • Ocean Worlds by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Ocean Worlds (English, Hardback)

    Oceans feed us and affect our climate. With climate change, pollution, and overfishing, our oceans are at risk as never before. Yet we are only just learning their history and processes. Here, Zalasiewicz and Williams describe what we know of their origin and development on Earth, oceans on other planets, and what the future might hold for our own.

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  • The Goldilocks Planet by Jan Zalasiewicz
    The Goldilocks Planet (English, Hardback)

    In the struggle to cope with climate change, what lessons can be learnt from Earth's long history? Two leading geologists explain the important insights science is now able to give us about dramatic changes in Earth's distant past, and the delicate balance that ensures our planet is 'not too hot, not too cold', but 'just right' to sustain life.

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  • Ocean Worlds by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Ocean Worlds (English, Paperback)

    Oceans feed us and affect our climate. With climate change, pollution, and overfishing, our oceans are at risk as never before. Yet we are only just learning their history and processes. Here, Zalasiewicz and Williams describe what we know of their origin and development on Earth, oceans on other planets, and what the future might hold for our own.

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  • Geology by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Geology (English, CD-Audio)

    In this Very Short Introduction Jan Zalasiewicz gives a brief introduction to the fascinating field of geology.

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  • Geology by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Geology (English, CD-Audio)

    In this Very Short Introduction Jan Zalasiewicz gives a brief introduction to the fascinating field of geology.

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  • Volcanoes: A Very Short Introduction by Michael J Branney
    Volcanoes: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback)

    Volcanoes are some of the most dramatic expressions of the powerful tectonic forces at work in the Earth beneath our feet. But volcanism, a profoundly important feature of Earth, and indeed of other planets and moons too, encompasses much more than just volcanoes themselves. On a planetary scale, volcanism is an indispensable heat release mechanism, which on Earth allows the conditions for life....

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  • The Planet in a Pebble by Jan Zalasiewicz
    The Planet in a Pebble (English, Hardback)

    In this narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, Jan Zalasiewicz shows how many events in the Earth's ancient past can be deciphered from a single pebble. He explores how geologists reach deep into the past by forensic analysis of even the tiniest amounts of mineral matter, demonstrating and revealing Earth's extraordinary story.

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