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Life and Death of Planet Earth

Life and Death of Planet Earth - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805067811

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ISBN13: 978-0805067811
ISBN10: 0805067817
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Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Owl Books
Published: 2002
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Life and Death of Planet Earth - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805067811

Peter D. Ward

ISBN13: 978-0805067811
ISBN10: 0805067817
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Owl Books

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Science has worked hard to piece together the story of the evolution of our world up to this point, but only recently have we developed the understanding and the tools to describe the entire life cycle of our planet. Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee, a geologist and an astronomer respectively, are in the vanguard of the new field of astrobiology. Combining their knowledge of how the critical sustaining systems of our planet evolve through time with their understanding of how stars and solar systems grow and change throughout their own life cycles, the authors tell the story of the second half of Earth's life. In this masterful melding of groundbreaking research and captivating, eloquent science writing, Ward and Brownlee provide a comprehensive portrait of Earth's life cycle that allows us to understand and appreciate how the planet sustains itself today, and offers us a glimpse of our place in the cosmic order.

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