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The Last Billion Years

Author : Atlantic Geoscience Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110821779
Genre : History
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This book is about the history of the rocks and fossils of the Maritime Provinces of Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI) over the last billion years. The book is beautifully illustrated in full colour, with original paintings of ancient vistas, over 150 photographs, and crisp explanatory diagrams and sketches.

The Last Billion Years

Author : Don W. Byerly
ISBN : 1572339748
Genre : History
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Tennessee's geologic history has evolved in myriad ways since its initial formation more than a billion years ago, settling into its current place on the North American supercontinent between 300 and 250 million years ago. Throughout that long span of “deep time,” Tennessee's landscape morphed into its present form. The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee is the first general overview in more than thirty years to interpret the state's geological record. With minimal jargon, numerous illustrations and photographs, and a glossary of scientific terms, this volume provides the tools necessary for readers with little or no background in the subject to learn about the geologic formation of Tennessee, making it an excellent resource for high school students, college students, and interested general readers. Yet, because of the depth of its scholarship, the book is also an invaluable reference for professional geologists. Recognizing that every reader is familiar with the roles of wind, water, gravity, and organisms in their everyday environment, author Don Byerly employs the Earth Systems Science approach, showing how the five interacting parts of the Earth—the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere—have worked together for eons to generate the rock compositions that make up Tennessee's geologic past. All regions of the state are covered. Featuring a unique time chart that illustrates the state's geologic history from east to west, The Last Billion Years shows that while the geologic aspects of the state's three grand divisions are related in many ways, each division has a distinctly different background. The organization of the book further enhances its usability, allowing the reader to see and compare what was happening contemporaneously across the state during the key sequences of its geologic history. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Last Billion Years will have broad appeal to students, lay readers, and professionals.

The Intelligible Universe

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ISBN : 9789814471589
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Origins Fourteen Billion Years Of Cosmic Evolution

Author : Neil deGrasse Tyson
ISBN : 9780393866896
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“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides?” —Michio Kaku Our true origins are not only human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins illuminates the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. This revised and updated edition features such startling discoveries as the now more than 5,000 detected exoplanets that promise to reveal exciting possibilities for life in the cosmos, and data from a new generation of ground-based and spaceborne observatories that have fundamentally changed what we know about the expanding universe?and maybe even the laws of physics themselves. From the first image of a galaxy’s birth to tantalizing evidence of water not only on Mars but also on the asteroid Ceres, as well as on moons of Jupiter and Saturn, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct an exhilarating tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

Across A Billion Years

Author : Robert Silverberg
ISBN : 9780575106161
Genre : Fiction
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Scattered throughout the globe of human-occupied space is evidence of a civilisation that bestrode the galaxy before humanity was born. Now, a strange device has been discovered that shows the details of that great civilisation. The details include a star map and hints that the High Ones are not extinct after all. The map beckons, and humans, being what they are, will follow. To the next great step in human destiny - or ultimate disaster. (First published 1969)

Four Billion Years And Counting

Author : Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
ISBN : 1551099969
Genre : Science
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Canada’s diverse landscape speaks to its fascinating geological history, from towering peaks to Prairie plains, from fertile farmlands of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Lowlands to rugged cliffs of the Atlantic shore. However, the modern landscape is just the latest episode in an epic story spanning more than 4 billion years. Four Billion Years and Counting unveils the geological history of Canada and makes connections between geology and social issues such as climate change, hazards such as landslides and earthquakes, and other environmental factors. The text features contributions from some 100 specialists, and is richly illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and diagrams. Four Billion Years and Counting is a fascinating exploration of Canada's geology for those who are intrigued by the landscape and the vital connection between ourselves and what lies beneath our feet.

Five Billion Years Of Solitude

Author : Lee Billings
ISBN : 9780698137684
Genre : Science
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“A definitive guide to astronomy’s hottest field.” —The Economist Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of “exoplanets,” including some that could be similar to our own world, and the pace of discovery is accelerating. In a fascinating account of this unfolding revolution, Lee Billings draws on interviews with the world’s top experts in the search for life beyond earth. He reveals how the search for exoplanets is not only a scientific challenge, but also a reflection of our culture’s timeless hopes, dreams, and fears.

A Brief History Of The Last 13 8 Billion Years

Author : David Baker
ISBN : 9781761385001
Genre : Science
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How did time begin? What conditions led to humans evolving on Earth? Will we survive the Anthropocene? And is it really true that we’re all made from stars? Combining knowledge from chemistry, biology, and physics, with insights from the social sciences and humanities, A Brief History of the Last 13.8 Billion Years follows the continuum of historical change in the cosmos — from the Big Bang, through the evolution of life, to human history. In this compelling and revealing book, David Baker traces the rise of complexity in the cosmos, from the first atoms to the first life and then to humans and the things we have made. He shows us how simple clumps of hydrogen gas transformed into complex human societies. This approach — Big History — allows us to see beyond the chaos of human affairs to the overall trajectory. Finally, Baker looks at the dramatic and sudden changes we’re making to our planet and its biosphere and how history hints at what might come next.

The Goldilocks Planet

Author : Jan Zalasiewicz
ISBN : 9780199683505
Genre : Nature
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Presents a history of climate to reveal that the climatic changes happening hardly compare to the changes the Earth has seen over the last 4.5 billion years.

Secular Solar And Geomagnetic Variations In The Last 10 000 Years

Author : F.R. Stephenson
ISBN : 9789400930117
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Solar and geomagnetic variability are of considerable interest for scientists of many different persuasions and indeed one has the distinct impression that for the sun at least, there is direct relevance for mankind in general as the interrelation between solar and terrestrial phenomena is starting to be appreciated. From the vast time scale of interest in the variability field, attention was confined to the last 10,000 years in a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held from April 6 - 10, 1987 in Durham, England, and the present publication comprises the lectures given there. Such a Workshop was very timely in view of the impressive new data available from 14C analysis in dated tree rings and lOBe in polar ice cores, from natural palaeomagnetic records in lacustrine sediments and from archaeomagnetic material. Also to be mentioned are new studies of historical accounts of naked-eye sunspots and aurorae. All the data have contributed to improvements in under standing the relative variations of solar properties, the geomagnetic field and climate and it is hoped that this volume will convey the flavour of these advances in knowledge. A feature of the Workshop was the lively discussions which followed so many of the papers. There were several instances of healthy disagreement and this is reflected in the opposing views presented inanumber of the papers published here.

M? Dia

Author : Daniel Gavaghan
ISBN : 9781728352251
Genre : Religion
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This book reflects the spiritual path with which Ireland has undergone over many thousands of years. It recounts the connections Ireland has with other spiritual traditions throughout the world. The book also reflects upon Ireland’s geological history, plant life, flora and fauna and endeavours to prove that Ireland has a deep connection to a once ancient spiritual past. That Ireland was once at the centre of everything and absorbed all spiritual truths from around the world and endeavoured to rewrite that truth in a way with which it was more palatable for the social masses at the time.

The Whole Eye Bible

Author : Daniel Gavaghan
ISBN : 9781326077464
Genre : Religion
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This book is designed to try and point people towards the unity in all faiths

Extreme States Of Matter

Author : Vladimir E. Fortov
ISBN : 9783319189536
Genre : Science
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With its many beautiful colour pictures, this book gives fascinating insights into the unusual forms and behaviour of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. These extreme states are generated, among other things, by strong shock, detonation and electric explosion waves, dense laser beams, electron and ion beams, hypersonic entry of spacecraft into dense atmospheres of planets and in many other situations characterized by extremely high pressures and temperatures. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on the topic, this book will inform and fascinate all scientists dealing with materials properties and physics and also serve as an excellent introduction to plasma-, shock-wave and high-energy-density physics for students and newcomers seeking an overview. This second edition is thoroughly revised and expanded, in particular with new material on high energy-density physics, nuclear explosions and other nuclear transformation processes.

The Last Human Spring

Author : L. S. Heatherly
ISBN : 9781401068349
Genre : Nature
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A ground-breaking work on nature and humanity. This book deepens the spirit of Silent Spring, and of Walden into human conservation and healing. It reveals the stunning breakthrough into Nurturome. It breaks open, then completes our view of evolution; it reveals the Second Missing Link. It redefines and redirects the Environmental Movement the nature-human debate. It dispels the issue of nature vs. culture, and other key myths of 'civilization', Modernism, and Postmodernism. It reveals the Origin and Emergence of Alien Being Alienism. It presents the Revelation of Selflifeworld. It reveals the Origins of Egoself that comes to displace whole self and whole mind. Over one hundred-fifty subheadings mark more surprises on the journey! A vast pot-pourri for laymen, professionals, and students! From The Critics Midwest Book Review The Last Human Spring provides a philosophy of the nature-human world and its interactions, from concepts of evolution and astronomical history to reflections on concepts of aliens, human alliances with and struggles over nature, and visions of how humanity interacts with the environment. An intiguing survey of human life and meaning. Journal of Environmental Education - Richard R. Jurin The author, L. S. Heatherly, has done an admirable job of orchestrating a mind-expanding series of short essays ...convincing and thought-provoking ideas ...that show the reader how ...and why[our]separation from nature began ...and continues to exist. In an account similar to Daniel Quinn's Ishmael ideas,...he convincingly debunks many of the great myths that drive our modern human thinking ...and shows how ...only through civilization have [humans] achieved a disconnect [from nature] ...highly readable ...adult readers can [opt to] read in short sections ...suited to a high school or college audience with a good teacher or instructor ...[a] wonderful and uplifting [treatise] of a new spiritual redemption to be used in general environmental education studies [despite] a negative vision of the future ... What People Are Saying It is an amazing book, truly ground-breaking,...I respect and acknowledge [the] vision,...I hope [the] book is widely read. Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, Human Rights Leader, Ecoleader, and Poet Laureate of the Environmental Movement Correct - Gary Snyder I commend [the Author] on the diligence of [his] investigation ...engaged in what Thomas Berry calls the 'great work' of restiring harmony between humans and the rest of nature. Author of Simple in Means, Rich in Ends: Practicing Deep Ecology - Bill Devall June 15, 2009: I continue to be amazed at the clarity with which L.S. Heatherly presents what was, for me, incomprehensible human relationships and foibles. I've come to rely upon "The Last Human Spring" as my guide to life. The book exudes enlightenment. The prose is eminently readable and, in the best philosophical manner, the reader is guided along the path while being encouraged to think independently. -EnlightenedRaconteur "THE LAST HUMAN SPRING is an absorbing, enlightening, and fascinating work. The ideas are as important as any I've ever read or studied. This is an amazing philosopher. I dare say that his work may become as important as any by Darwin or B. F. Skinner. This book has had a profound influence on my interpretation of the human condition; and I am committed to getting it into the minds and hands of the world. Bless Heatherly's soul for forming these ideas and publishing them." -- Darrly House, Magalia California, USA -Anonymous

The Human Journey

Author : Kevin Reilly
ISBN : 9781442213869
Genre : History
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The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth, and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. Beginning with our most important questions and searching all of our past for answers, this is world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

Nasa Report To Educators

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ISBN : UIUC:30112106723031
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Meteorology

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Geological Survey Bulletin

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Creation Stories In Dialogue The Bible Science And Folk Traditions

Author : Jan G. van der Watt
ISBN : 9789004306677
Genre : Religion
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This book is about creation stories in dialogue, not only between different religious views, but also between current day scientific perspectives.

The Prophecy And The Warnings Shines Through The Mystifying Codes Of The Holy Quran

Author : Adel Awadalla
ISBN : 9781412030793
Genre : Religion
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Nostradamus (1503-1566), a Jewish-French physician and astrologer, wrote a book of over 900 predictions. A lot of these predictions came true. How could he get to this precision in his predictions? So, could Nostradamus make these predictions? And what books did he use? For someone to predict the future with this precision, he must be a man who knew the secret methods of predicting the future, as we will explain. The author will show you how these predictions came about, and how we can make our own predictions, and events about to happen. It's been said that the CIA uses the Bible and the Book of Revelation and other holy books as the backbone of all their plans and plots.

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