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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman; 3rd Edition edition (10 Dec. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1429205202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1429205207
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.7 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 841,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Taking a whole-earth approach to the study of geology, this text shows how Earth's ecosystem has developed over time, and how events in the past can help us deal with present and future changes

About the Author

STEVEN M. STANLEY, John Hopkins University, USA.


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Wonderful book wirtten clearly and in depth.

Fantastic diagrams and pictures each with sources. The sources are often from scientfic journals so invaluable if you want/need to look up/research the topic in more detail. His sources show the book is very up to date and incoporates research seemlessly into the textbook

Book contains 2 parts. Part one is geological knowlegde e.g. chapters on plate tectonics, minerals, environments, life evoloution, Chemical cycles. Part two is 9 chapters of geological time e.g. a chapter on the Hadean and Archean, a chapter on the 'Neogene world'

Only negative is the paleogeographic case studies are all US based - but that is it! I can not recomend this enough!
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Great Book, really like it. It is full of very useful information and very interesting layed out in an easy to read interesting way. Takes me a long time to do my work as the book is full of other very interesting facts/pictures (pictures especially) that are very interesting and awesomely distracting. Great book, well worth the money, very helpful.
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This is an excellent introduction to the subject. I taught aspects of Earth system history for many years in the University sector. Clear, informative and very well presented.
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very pleased with purchase and excellent service
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this is a marvellous and very attractive textbook. i envy the students of mit who enter earth history with this book
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