In earth the acclaimed author of trilobite and life takes us on a grand tour of the earths physical past showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us beginning with mt vesuvius whose eruption in roman times helped spark the science of geology and ending in a lab in the west of england where mathematical models and lab experiments replace direct . Earth an intimate history is at its heart a travelogue of some the most interesting geological sights from around the world fortey offers a wonderfully multi layered narrative of local history geology and cultural perspectives into an interesting and often engaging exposition of what lies underfoot. The earth an intimate history by richard fortey review this is a book not just about how the earths surface was made about mountains deserts atolls volcanoes and floodplains but . Earth an intimate history user review kirkus a senior paleontologist at londons natural history museum looks at the new geology offering an overview built around visits to exemplary sitesfortey trilobite 2000 etc begins with volcanoes . The earth an intimate history text only kindle edition by richard fortey download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading the earth an intimate history text only
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