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Author Van Andel, Tjeerd H. (Tjeerd Hendrik), 1923-

Title New views on an old planet : a history of global change / Tjeerd H. van Andel.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 2nd ed.
Physical description xv, 439 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents At the start -- Foundations -- Rocks, events, and time. 1. Reading the record of the rocks. 2. Perspective on time -- Climate past and present: the Ice Age -- The snows of yesteryear. 3. Climate and climate change. 4. Portrait of an ice age. 5. Explaining glaciations -- Drifting continents, rising mountains -- A geological revolution. 6. Continental drift and plate tectonics. 7. Continental breakup and continental drift. 8. Converging plates and colliding continents -- Changing oceans, changing climates -- Continental drift and ancient environments. 9. The sea comes in, the sea goes out. 10. Other times and other oceans. 11. Onward to the Ice Age. 12. A matter of rhythm -- The four-billion-year childhood -- The years when nearly everything began. 13. Birth of the solid earth. 14. Water for the sea, air for the atmosphere. 15. The dawn of life -- Life, time, and change -- The endless interaction. 16. Beyond Darwin. 17. Bones of our ancestors. 18. Evolution and environment.
19. Crises and catastrophes.
Subject Geology.
Continental drift.
ISBN 0521447550 (pbk.)