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- xi, 203 p. ; 25 cm.
- Contents: 1. Introducing debates -- 2. Building the earth -- 3. Bombarding the earth -- 4. Freezing the earth -- 5. Flooding the earth -- 6. Evolving life -- 7. Destroying life -- 8. History of life -- 9. Life in control?Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "The Natural History of the Earth probes selected discussions within biology, climatology, geology, and geomorphology, and explores a selection of debates about Earth and life history, considering their origins and their present state-of-play." "Using a broad selection of classic and current sources, The Natural History of the Earth brings together debates from a wide range of Earth and life sciences, written in a clear and approachable style, it will interest Earth and life scientists, physical geographers, and any informed person fascinated by long-term Earth history. This volume is illustrated throughout with over 50 informative diagrams, photographs, and tables."--BOOK JACKET.