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The Resource The Planet in a Pebble : a journey into Earth's deep history

The Planet in a Pebble : a journey into Earth's deep history

Label
The Planet in a Pebble : a journey into Earth's deep history
Title
The Planet in a Pebble
Title remainder
a journey into Earth's deep history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of a single pebble. It is just a normal pebble, as you might pick up on holiday - on a beach in Wales, say. Its history, though, carries us into abyssal depths of time, and across the farthest reaches of space. This is a narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, as gleaned from a single pebble. It begins as the pebble-particles form amid unimaginable violence in distal realms of the Universe, in the Big Bang and in supernova explosions and continues amid the construction of the Solar System. Jan Zalasiewicz shows the almost incredible complexity present in such a sm
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zalasiewicz, J. A
Dewey number
551.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE28.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical geology
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Historical geology
  • Earth (Planet)
Label
The Planet in a Pebble : a journey into Earth's deep history
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Prologue; 1 Stardust; 2 From the depths of the Earth; 3 Distant lands; 4 To the rendezvous; 5 The sea; 6 Ghosts observed; 7 Ghosts in absentia; 8 Where on Earth?; 9 Gold!; 10 The oil window; 11 Making mountains; 12 Breaking the surface; 13 Futures; Further Reading; Bibliography; Index
Control code
756484839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191612831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484839
Label
The Planet in a Pebble : a journey into Earth's deep history
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements; List of Plates; Prologue; 1 Stardust; 2 From the depths of the Earth; 3 Distant lands; 4 To the rendezvous; 5 The sea; 6 Ghosts observed; 7 Ghosts in absentia; 8 Where on Earth?; 9 Gold!; 10 The oil window; 11 Making mountains; 12 Breaking the surface; 13 Futures; Further Reading; Bibliography; Index
Control code
756484839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191612831
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756484839

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