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Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future Paperback – 15 May 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0520272712 ISBN-10: 9780520272712 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (15 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780520272712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520272712
  • ASIN: 0520272714
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 399 g
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GÇ£[Macdougall] addresses ways to apply geology to questions . . . and presents all in an enjoyable reading stye.n++?

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“Macdougall does a masterful job of exploring the questions, dilemmas, and insights that have led to today’s scientific understanding of the composition of our planet. His approach is not “rocks on a shelf” science; it’s a compelling, interdisciplinary peek at Earth’s prehistory—including those processes that support so much of modern civilization.”-Ernest Zebrowski, author of Global Climate Change and Category 5: The Story of Camille

“The story of Earth is told in such geologic forms as rock strata, volcanic eruptions, meteor craters, fossils, ocean currents, and ice flows. Macdougall gives these disparate elements voice and puts them into a perspective that emphasizes why Earth science is important in our understanding of both the planet’s history and our role in its tomorrow.”-Jeff Kanipe, author of The Cosmic Connection: How Astronomical Events Impact Life on Earth

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