Reading the Rocks
The Autobiography of the EarthBook - 2006
"To many, the earth's crust is a relic of ancient, unknowable history. But to a geologist, stones are richly illustrated narratives, telling gothic tales of cataclysm and reincarnation. For more than four billion years, in beach sand, granite and garnet schists, the planet has kept a rich and idiosyncratic journal of its past." "In Reading the Rock, geologist Marcia Bjornerud serves as the interpreter of the earth's "autobiography." She takes us on an eye-opening tour of deep time, explaining in crystal-clear language the chronicles of growth and change that lie beneath our feet. Both scientist and storyteller, Bjornerud uses anecdote and metaphor to remind us that our home is a living thing with many lessons to teach."--Hardcover jacket.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006
Branch Call Number: 551 BJO
Characteristics: x, 237 p. ; 22 cm