INTRODUCING THE EARTH: Geology, Environment and Man by

INTRODUCING THE EARTH: Geology, Environment and Man

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Though there are no sentence-by-sentence or even paragraph-by-paragraph correspondences, and this is somewhat older looking as well as considerably longer, Introducing the Earth might almost be called an expanded edition of the same author's Story of the Earth (1968). The same topics are surveyed -- rocks and minerals, volcanoes, earthquakes, mountain formation, fossils and geologic history -- with no essential change in coverage or emphasis. The main addition here is a chapter on the continental drift theory. As a non-technical introduction the present volume can be useful, but it will depend on whether you need to supplement the first.

Pub Date: June 5th, 1972
Publisher: Dodd, Mead