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Earth Time: Exploring the Deep Past from Victorian England to the Grand Canyon Paperback – May 27 2005


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  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 27 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470022213
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470022214
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.6 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 549 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,035,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The story of the Earth is one that has developed far beyond the traditional Biblical view of events, to the realm of high science and complex analysis. But still questions remain about the age and structure of the earth.

Expert geologist Douglas Palmer examines the extraordinary story of mankindâ??s quest to uncover the history of the Earth and introduces us to the host of eccentric characters that have paved the way to our current understanding. The Earthâ??s rocks have divulged startling information about a 4.54 billion year history filled with earthquakes, floods, asteroid collisions and stark climate changes, but the route to enlightenment has been far from straightforward and many questions remain unanswered.

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Walk from London to North Wales, as a certain William Smith did, or from the top of the Grand Canyon to the river bed and you will walk through history from the present time to the deepest and most secret time in the history of the Earth.

In this fascinating tale Douglas Palmer explores mankindâ??s quest to understand the history of the planet on which we live. As nineteenth century explorers delved deeper into the hidden parts of the visible world, so scientists of the time explored the hidden depths of the Earthâ??s past. Douglas Palmer reveals the story of humankindâ??s search for a better understanding of the Earthâ??s story from the biblical view through to the most up-to-date rock sampling methods available to science today.

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