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Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim


This book is a scientific, historical, and philosophical narrative for general readers that explores the relationship between humans and the Earth and the geologic principles of time, plate tectonics, and change in life forms. Illustrated with striking historical maps, figures, and pictures, this comprehensive work can be read as a thrilling biography of the Earth itself, including narrative sections on the lives of pioneering geologists; the reality and sublimity of geologic time; the birth, destruction, and rebirth of the planet and its atmosphere over repeated cycles spanning some 4-plus bi ... More

Keywords: geology, history of geology, geologic time, deep time, plate tectonics, evolution, Charles Lyell, biography of Earth, humans and Earth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197502464
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197502464.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim, author
Professional Geologist and Geology Instructor, Front Range Community College