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Living Earth

A Short History of Life and its Home

Authors: Nisbet, R.E.

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Life has shaped the Earth, and the Earth has moulded the history of life. That history, the co-evolution of our ancestors and their horne, has much to teach us about our place on the planet today. We are part of the fabric of the biosphere. As we change that fabric we would be wise to understand how our horne was built. Our planet is neither a hotel nor a colony. It is not a place which life briefly inhabits during a transient occupation. Instead, it is our horne, designed by the deeds of our ancestors and suited to our own needs. The history of life on Earth is held in the geological record, which is composed of the rocks, water and air that are available for study on the planet's surface. These rocks, the oceans and the atmosphere are not simply stores of information for the excitement of fossil hunters and geochemists, or resources to exploit without thought. Their cre­ ation and continued existence form an integral part of the development and management of the Earth as the horne of life.

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Nisbet's science is accurate and detailed, the illustrations are useful, and the photographs are clear. The text is funny and reads smoothly...very difficult to put down, both because of the humour and because of the clear explanations of issues in so many different fields of study...an excellent textbook for biology, geology, and environmental science majors as well as for other students who do not find science to be the most exciting study of all - Jnl of Geological Education; [The book] is carried off by the author's ability to marshal his own observations and anecdotes and convey them in colorful turns of phrase which make the facts memorable in turn |o Proceedings of the Geologists Association

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Living Earth
Book Subtitle
A Short History of Life and its Home
Authors
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3056-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3056-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-04-445855-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 237
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