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The Story of Planet Earth: An attempt to share the history of Planet Earth from stardust to the present...

  • Author(s): Renu Anand
  • Size: 216 mm x 280 mm
  • Pages: 120
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179935354
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.450.00 / US $32.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 405.00 / US $29.00

Book Details

For thousands of years, humans have probed and pondered over our planetary home. How was the Earth formed? How old is it? How did it become a living world? Today, because of our expanded knowledge and the wonders of technology, we know a lot more about Earth than our ancestors. We know that it is an evolving planet, undergoing never-ending changes, perhaps at a pace unequalled in its recent, or even remote, past.

The Story of Planet Earth gives a detailed, yet interesting, account of a lot more aspects related to the creation of Earth – Earth’s origin in light of the Big Bang explosion, arrival of water on its surface, formation of its atmosphere, evolution of life forms from unicellular organisms to giants like dinosaurs, changes from its core to crust… and its current state in terms of unsettling global changes, a majority of which find their roots in our greed and thoughtlessness. The book goes beyond time, into the future, to see what may be in store for our forthcoming generations, if we don’t care about this “home” of ours.


Contents


INTRODUCTION
EARTH: A UNIQUE PLANET
THE BIRTH OF EARTH
FORMATION OF THE CONTINENTS

GEOLOGIC TIME RANGE I

  • THE BIRTH OF LIFE
  • CAMBRIAN PERIOD
  • ORDOVICIAN PERIOD
  • SILURIAN PERIOD
  • DEVONIAN PERIOD
  • CARBONIFEROUS PERIOD
  • PERMIAN PERIOD

GEOLOGIC TIME RANGE II

  • TRIASSIC PERIOD
  • JURASSIC PERIOD
  • CRETACEOUS PERIOD

GEOLOGIC TIME RANGE III

  • PALEOGENE PERIOD
  • PALEOCENE EPOCH
  • EOCENE EPOCH
  • OLIGOCENE EPOCH
  • NEOGENE PERIOD
  • MIOCENE PERIOD
  • PLIOCENE EPOCH
  • QUATERNARY PERIOD
  • PLEISTOCENE EPOCH
  • HOLOCENE EPOCH
  • THE LIVING PLANET
  • SAVING PLANET EARTH

GLOSSARY


About the Author


Renu Anand is passionate about the environment. This book, a study of the history of Planet Earth, is her attempt to get young minds to think about this home of ours. An  experienced content developer, she has more than 50 published books that are being used by schools and universities in India. She has written a large number of animal stories too.

 

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