Is it possible for a book to be utterly fascinating and yet at the same time a perfect cure for insomnia I never would have thought so until I read this oneThat does sound horribly contradictory and yet it is true Reading this book I found myself Who d have thought that a book about rocks would be so compelling I uite literally sat up at night reading this till 2 am over various nights Richard Fortey explains why the continents have their shape and form In doing so he describes how paleogeologists worked out the system of tectonic plates that undergird this World I Ve Known I ve known tectonic plates and supercontinents and that stuff from school textbooks but Fortey makes it fascinating and compelling because he structures each chapter by looking at the evidence of the rocks in a particular area and from that evidence describes how eologists worked out how that area must have been built up From the basic premise that physical effects of erosion and heat metamorphosis of rocks that we can observe now worked in the same way and at the same rate in the past he shows us how paleogeologists worked out how the continents have their present form working back 45 billion years to the creation and breaking up and recr As with Fortey s other books I really enjoyed this and that seems important with this one since it s about Prayogshala Nepali Sankramanma Dilli Ra Maobadi (प्रयोगशाला नेपाली सङ्क्रमणमा दिल्ली, दरबार र माओवादी) geology which is not something that s ever been a particular interest of mine Fortey has a discursive conversational style while stilletting in a lot of information and technical language And in all of his books it s a sort of travelogue too which is uite interestingIt s hardly a completely exhaustive history of Earth but it takes exemplars from various eographies and shows how they apply to the whole of the planet It works uite well though it is
still a pretty dense book This book is as informative as boring as limpsing through an encylopedia I a pretty dense book This book is as informative as boring as limpsing through an encylopedia I so much to end it and towards the last bits I was worried I didn t enjoy reading ANYTHING at all to test that I started the first chapter of In Europe by Geert Mak and immediatly relievedA few complaints If only the book included some raphics and maps it would have been much easy absorbing to read With the plain text you just could not imagine the fieldThe writing is not academic lack of references section proves that tough that did not make things any easier On the contrary I was hoping that I would read about the Pure Land Buddhism in Modern Japanese Culture geography in the field in the everyday life That was not the case with this book In fact I now understand why Geology sounds so boring It IS boring unfortunate state and can never be changed Essentially about plate tectonics in this book we travel over and inside the earth and take a look at all the processes. In Earth the acclaimed author of Trilobite and Life takes us on arand tour of the earth’s physical past showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us Beginning with Mt Vesuvius whose eruption in Roman times help. Overwhelming enthusiasm for eology though I could have done with a bit less of the poetry He shows his enthusiasms in other have done with a bit less of the poetry He shows his enthusiasms in other too by announcing where his personal interests lie There are no rocks of Ordovician or Silurian age in the canyon and I have always been an Ordovician manThe main theme of this book is how the theory of plate tectonics has become the central paradigm of eology Some people have dismissed this
Book Because Of The because of the of Fortey s personal travels with the Traditions Of Maimonideanism (Ijs Studies In Judaica) geological discussions But this is really missing the point Fortey shows how ethnic cultures have beenuided by the local Kemilau Cinta - Brighter Than the Sun geological structures By making persona Fortey s love ofeology really comes through in this work It was both fascinating and insightful The pictures were reat the "timeline was not linear so it really kept "was not linear so it really kept ood pacing It kind of meandered around topics and points of interest on the earths crust similar to how your mind would analyze a problem A wonderful edition truly I really liked the subject material in this book and I liked the fact he used a lot of easy to understand examples but I think he talked a little too long about some of them I would have loved this book if it had been about 14 13 shorter I m not sure if this is because I have a strong background in Red November: Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War geology and didn t need to have such an in depth example to understand or what but parts of the book were seriously difficult to slog throughThat being said when he was on top of hisame this book was reat Parts of it flew by and were really riveting I partially attribute this to the fact he covered such a wide range of subject matter in his book not all of it is interesting to everyone I for one am tired of faults and basalts too much eology on the west coastOverall a The Magic Question great book for people who want to know abouteology but don t want a super technical explanation and want a lot of examples they can see or visualize And don t mind the the verbosity of British Academics A A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates great book for people with a lot of background ineology too as long as skipping chapters that don t interest them as much doesn t bother them I know that I have a really hard time skipping parts of books I feel like I have to read the whole thing A fascinating book although as someone with no background in eology I sometimes found it a struggle I suspect there is an editing problem although often well calibrated for a lay reader in several chapters I found myself wondering how many lay reader would really be interested or engaged in that section Generally though it was tremendously engaging and informative It ave me a much deeper appreciation for the tremendous dynamism and powerful processes shaping the earth and often did it uite poetically. Onics came to rule the eophysical landscape and how the evidence is written in the hills and in the stones And in the process he takes us on a wonderful journey around the lobe to visit some of the most fascinating and intriguing spots on the plane. .
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That shaped our planet From Italy to Hawaii from Newfoundland to Scotland the Alps volcanoes fault lines mountain ranges subduction zones different oceans and supercontinents everything you want to know about how the earth came to be as it is now "Fortey Did A Lot Of Traveling Himself "did a lot of traveling himself his personal stories are interwoven in this beautifully written tale of our planet I did need some serious Google Earth traveling to take it all in but that only adds to understanding and appreciating this book Looking Forward To Reading Trilobite to reading Trilobite a month ago I was looking through the courses I had to choose from as an Environmental Science major making up a short list for class sign up in September The options were evenly divided between Biology and Geology classes and I was leaning heavily toward the former An Audience of Artists: Dada, Neo-Dada, and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism geology seemed uite drab Having picked up Earth at a used book store near the end of July under the impression or at least with the hopes that it would be aeneral chronological overview of the formation of the Earth the changes it has experienced and
their causes etc However Fortey has completely changed my perception of eologycauses etc However Fortey has completely changed my perception of eology redeemed my mal expectations Fortey s erudition and admirable life of scientific fieldwork fills in the cracks between bundles of crunchy Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character geology basics Through dozens of real world examples he illustrates the fascinating fundamentals of plate tectonics often also tying in not only the exceedingly clever techniueseologists have used to move ever closer to the truth of the matter but even peaks at the personalities of the Anthropology as Cultural Critique: An Experimental Moment in the Human Sciences geologists behind the discoveries If you don t know how fascinatingeology is or if you are interested but haven t looked into the subject much I would offer my recommendation for Earth Without being repetitive or overbearing he illustrates how incomprehensibly slow and massive Anaphora and Conceptual Structure geological processes are and how they have shaped so much of our world An excellent concentration of knowledge on a subject essential to a rational understanding of the UniverseThere are a couple of issues on which I would have liked further clarification but with Wikipedia handy for further investigation and recent data I can t imagine a much better Geology 101 book We ll see however as we re reading Marcia Bjornerud s Reading the Rocks The Autobiography of the Earth winter term in Freshman Studies which seems to be the same book minus 150 pages or so I am not very fond ofeology but the beautiful poetic style of Richard Fortey s prose makes this book a joy to read For example he writes The cycles of the earth the Between Silences generation and destruction of plates probably happened andante cantabile rather than largoFortey interleaves poetry among his prose and thereby shows his. Ed spark the science ofeology and ending in a lab in the West of England where mathematical models and lab experiments replace direct observation Richard Fortey tells us what the present says about ancient eologic processes He shows how plate tect.