[Ebook] ↠ The Planet in a Pebble: A Journey Into Earth's Deep History Author Jan Zalasiewicz – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Planet in a Pebble: A Journey Into Earth's Deep History This Is The Story Of A Single Pebble It Is Just A Normal Pebble, As You Might Pick Up On Holiday On A Beach In Wales, Say Its History, Though, Carries Us Into Abyssal Depths Of Time, And Across The Farthest Reaches Of SpaceThis Is A Narrative Of The Earth S Long And Dramatic History, As Gleaned From A Single Pebble It Begins As The Pebble Particles Form Amid Unimaginable Violence In Distal Realms Of The Universe, In The Big Bang And In Supernova Explosions And Continues Amid The Construction Of The Solar System Jan Zalasiewicz Shows The Almost Incredible Complexity Present In Such A Small And Apparently Mundane Object Many Events In The Earth S Ancient Past Can Be Deciphered From A Pebble Volcanic Eruptions The Lives And Deaths Of Extinct Animals And Plants The Alien Nature Of Long Vanished Oceans And Transformations Deep Underground, Including The Creations Of Fool S Gold And Of OilZalasiewicz Demonstrates How Geologists Reach Deep Into The Earth S Past By Forensic Analysis Of Even The Tiniest Amounts Of Mineral Matter Many Stories Are Crammed Into Each And Every Pebble Around Us It May Be Small, And Ordinary, This Pebble But It Is Also An Eloquent Part Of Our Earth S Extraordinary, Never Ending Story

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10 thoughts on “The Planet in a Pebble: A Journey Into Earth's Deep History

  1. says:

    There are some authors who can make me feel enthusiastic about reading about geology Richard Fortey being the obvious name that jumps to mind Jan Zalasiewicz is not quite on that level, though I found the book interesting enough sometimes it drags somewhat, but I think that somewhat comes with the subject There are parts of a rock s life cycle that aren t exactly scintillating drama, if an

  2. says:

    Take a pebble A slate pebble, say, from a beach in Wales Look at its rich grey, cut by veins of white quartz Look closely There are other markings too The Planet in a Pebble is the story of the Earth as determined from a single pebble, from the depth of time and across the far reaches of space to its current existence The many events in the Earth s past that can be deciphered from the subject pebb

  3. says:

    It s one thing to just know that one Carl Sagan quote about how we re all made of stardust, and quite another to learn in detail the journey that some protons and neutrons have taken since the universe came into being first getting smashed into each other in the furnace of a star to form various elements, flying through space, getting pulled into the gravitational field of a forming planet, those atoms bi

  4. says:

    Geology was my favorite science course in college and I have friends who are geologists Still, I don t know as much as I would like and am always pleased when I come across a book that is not only scientifically engaging but skillfully written, as well The Planet in a Pebble is that book Jan Zalasiewicz takes a single pebble of slate found on a beach in Wales and tells its life story from when it was deep within

  5. says:

    Having read two of Jan Zalasiewicz s book before, I had high hopes for this one The content of Planet In A Pebble is excellent, as before, but the writing style leaves a lot to be desired.Zalasiewicz is a geologist who has done brilliant work popularising esoteric concepts in geology and palaeontology like mass spectrometry, isotope decay and strata identification This book takes a single pebble from a Welsh beach and in

  6. says:

    An excellent companion piece to Richard Fortey s The Earth which gave an overview of the excitement of geology on a global scale This book takes an ordinary slate pebble from a beach in Wales and analyses the physics, chemistry and biology that allow us to prove how could appear right there right now, in this particular form, just so that one could casually pick it up and spin it across the waves with a nonchalant flick of the w

  7. says:

    Lots of really interesting information on the tools used to create chronologies of the Earth, age of specific stones His discussion and use of graptolites is quite interesting I like his use of the single pebble to explore the depth of our geological knowledge However, for a short book on deep history, it is a little repetitive The sense of humor can be annoying As an Oxford University Press book, the proofreading leaves a lot to be des

  8. says:

    InformativeGood general introduction to the subject, style of writing about a single pebble makes the concepts easier to understand Will look for other books by this author

  9. says:

    I read the book for extra credit assignment in college geology I ll never see a pebble and see just a rock It ll be to me a capsule of stories as Zalsiewicz said in his book.

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