logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

Great Moments in the History of Life, Hardback Book

Great Moments in the History of Life Hardback

Part of the Popular Science series

Description

A non-technical (but serious) treatment of those parts of Earth history leading up to human history, as well as some pre-historical aspects of humanity.

Many "events" in Earth's history necessarily preceded the emergence of human beings (and intelligence).

Geology has provided us with a great deal of information about these various steps on the way to intelligent life, and how and why they were important.

Some of these events were on a cosmic scale (no universe - no life!), some were planetological/astronomical (no Earth - no life), some were essentially chemical (how did life emerge in the primordial ocean and why do we have oxygen in the atmosphere?), and some were details of evolutionary history (how did life colonize the land and how did mammals develop?).

In this book an enthusiastic professor of geosciences presents a broad introduction from the Big Bang to the present and into the future, lucidly explaining aspects from various disciplines to interested, non-specialist readers.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 85 pages, 10 Tables, color; 19 Illustrations, color; 6 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 85 p. 2
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of science
  • ISBN: 9783319992167

Other Formats

£24.99

£19.29

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also in the Popular Science series   |  View all