Beneath Our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth

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Price
$68.99  $63.47
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
8.3 X 10.25 X 0.84 inches | 0.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780521790307

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Reviews

"This book is a richly illustrated introduction to the rocks and minerals of planet Earth for everyone interested in natural history...This book is well written and easy to understand as it is intended for non-specialists; it will benefit any one from students to hobbyists who are interested in rocks and minerals...This book. Beneath our Feet, the Rocks of Planet Earth, will be a good resource book to add to any library and will be an excellent reference for students who are learning about Earth Materials or Earth Systems." Episodes
"This is one of the most beautifully illustrated books that I have ever seen. It should be in every high school and public library." Journal of Geoscience Education
"This attractive book defies classification. It is pretty enough to be a "coffee table" book...but substantial enough...to deserve a place on public-library shelves as a splendid geology-for -nongeologists treatment." Science Books & Films
"The best natural history books blend science and art. Beneath Our Feet does just that...This is one of the most beautifully illustrated books that I have ever seen. It should be in every high school and public library." Journal of Geoscience Education.
"It is great addition for the book shelf of anyone with even a moderate or passing interest in rocks. It should however be essential for the bookshelves of every school library. Even those that just pretend to have an adequate coverage of science can't afford to miss out on this one." Science Education News (Science Teacher's Ass. of News)
"In a volume as rich in photographs as it is in lucent commentary, Vernon eschews technical terms as he conducts a brisk but solidly educational discussion of the earth's amazing dynamism...effectively illustrated with striking photographs of folded rock formations in Antarctica and Australia, images that are then compared to dazzling microscopic views of the structures of various rocks." Booklist
"This is just a wonderful book...This is not just another descriptive book about the solar system, but a book that explores the implications of that description...The book can be profitably read, I would think, by anyone from motivated high school students to professional scientist. It can most profitably be read by those who don't already understand the historial sciences." Graham Ryder Lunar and Planetary information Bulletin
"...beautifully illustrated...The pictures are incredible, guaranteed to make a rock lover out of anyone." The Tampa (FL) Tribune
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