|Title:||The earth in context : a guide to the solar system|
|Authors:||David M. Harland|
|Publisher:||New York, NY : Springer, 2001|
|Series:||Springer-Praxis books in astronomy and space sciences|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-1-85233-375-1|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references and index|
"The Earth in context" tells a story of scientific discovery with two interwomen strands: one tracing the development of knowledge about earth's geological history, and the second placing this in the context of our near neighbours in the solar system.
The discovery of plate tectonics has helped geologists to underpin their knowledge of the evolution of the Earth's crust. But what about the other planets? Can we compare what has happened on Earth with other worlds in our solar system? And what can we learn from those comparisons? Although the geological laws that apply on Earth do not necessarily apply elesewhere, this book explores the intriguing analogues to terrestrial processes that are found in the further reaches of the solar system.
"The Earth in context" is an essential read for anyone interested in learning about our world and our place in the solar sytem, and the geological forces that formed -and continue to form- our life today.
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|009828||QB501.H37 2001||Book||ISU Library||Main collection||Available|