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The story of Earth : the first 4.5 billion years, from stardust to living planet / Robert M. Hazen.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780670023554
  • ISBN: 0670023558
  • Description: 306 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012.

Available copies

  • 8 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Danvers Adult Nonfiction QE 501 H325 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Endicott College General Collection QE 501 .H325 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Gloucester Adult New Books New 550/Hazen (Text to phone) Checked out 08/30/2012
Gordon College Stack Level 5 QE 501 .H325 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 550 HAZEN 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 550/HAZEN (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine 550 HAZ (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Thomson Room 550 H (Text to phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 550 Hazen (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Contents Note: Birth : the formation of Earth -- The Big Thwack : the formation of the moon -- Black Earth : the first basalt crust -- Blue Earth : the formation of the oceans -- Gray Earth : the first granite crust -- Living Earth : the origins of life -- Red Earth : photosynthesis and the Great Oxidation Event -- The "boring" billion : the mineral revolution -- White Earth : the snowball-hothouse cycle -- Green Earth : the rise of the terrestrial biosphere -- The future : scenarios of a changing planet.
Summary: In this radical new approach to Earth's biography, senior Carnegie Institution researcher and national bestselling author Robert M. Hazen reveals how the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere--of rocks and living matter--has shaped our planet into the only one of its kind in the Solar System, if not the entire cosmos.
Subject: Earth.

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