"A great read that should appeal to professional and amateur Earth scientists alike, as well as to anyone interested in the history of our planet" -- Science Reporter, Nina Morgan
"If you don't know much about the how the planet's crust works, Nield's book will teach you the basics ... He rocks" -- Telegraph, Helen Brown
"One of the best popularisations of geology since Richard Fortey's The Earth" -- Guardian, P. D. Smith
"The four dimensional complexities of our happy little planet ... are made elegantly accessible by Ted Nield in this truly exceptional book"
-- Simon Winchester
"The history of a break-up written deep in the Earth's heart" -- Independent, Peter Forbes
About the Author
Ted Nield holds a doctorate in geology and currently works for the Geology Society of London, where he is Editor of their monthly magazine Geoscientist. He is Chair of the British Association of Science Writers and Chair of the Outreach Programme of the International Year of the Earth, a UN-backed venture. He lives in London.