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Author Mathez, Edmond A.
Title The earth machine : the science of a dynamic planet / Edmond A. Mathez and James D. Webster.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2004.

Author Mathez, Edmond A.
Subject Astronomical geography.
Earth (Planet)
Alt Name Webster, James D.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 335 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. How was Earth evolved? -- pt. 2. Why are there ocean basins, continents, and mountains? -- pt. 3. What causes Earth's climate and climate change? -- pt. 4. Why is Earth habitable.
Summary From the scorching center of Earth's core to the outer limits of its atmosphere, from the gradual process of erosion that carved the Grand Canyon to the earth-shaking fury of volcanoes and earthquakes, this fascinating book-inspired by the award-winning Hall of Planet Earth at New York City's American Museum of Natural History-tells the story of the evolution of our planet and of the science that makes it work. With the same exuberance and expertise they brought to the creation of the Hall of Planet Earth, Edmond A. Mathez and James D. Webster explore the major factors in our planet's.
ISBN 9780231500876 (electronic bk.)
0231500874 (electronic bk.)
023112578X (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231125798 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 787844850
Additional Format Print version: Mathez, Edmond A. Earth machine. New York : Columbia University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2003055213

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