|Title:||Earth : evolution of a habitable world|
|Authors:||Jonathan I. Lunine|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||521472873|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
|Subjects:||Earth ; Earth sciences ; Environmental sciences|
"Earth: evolution of a habitable world" is an outstanding overview of the history of Earth from a unique planetary perspective for introductory courses in the earth and planetary sciences.
The book describes the whole of the evolution of Earth. It tells how Earth has come to its present state from the origin of the cosmos, why it differs from its neighboring planets, and what life's place is in Earth's history. Today's human influences are contemplated in the context of natural changes on Earth. The text considers the burning issues in our quest to understand Earth. It shows how the myriad disciplines of science are interwoven to understand our world and its sister planets. It points the way to how science and engineering must be applied to today's challenges if humankind is to have a promising future on Earth.
This book brings a fresh perspective to the study of Earth for students who wish to learn how our planet evolved to its present form.
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|005836||QB631.L83 1999||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|