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The Earth Book: From the Beginning to the End of Our Planet, 250 Milestones in the History of Earth Science

Jim Bell



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16 August 2019
Mathematics & Sciences; The Earth: natural history general
A beautifully illustrated presentation of 250 milestones in the history of our home planet, from celebrated geologist and planetary scientist Jim Bell.

Spanning history, this stunning volume chronicles our home planet in 250 beautifully illustrated milestones, including the oceans' formation, deadly volcanoes, and the first perilous polar expeditions. The Earth Book provides a tour of the events, processes, people, and places that have shaped our knowledge of our planet, covering everything from physics, chemistry, and biology to astronomy, public policy, and climate science. This unique resource will enhance our understanding of Earth as a complex interdependent system.
By:   Jim Bell
Imprint:   Sterling
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 186mm, 
ISBN:   9781454929109
ISBN 10:   1454929103
Series:   Sterling Milestones
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   16 August 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Jim Bell is a professor of geology and planetary science in Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration in Tempe, AZ, and an adjunct professor in the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Jim is a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America. As President of The Planetary Society, he is a prolific public commentator on science and space exploration, earning the 2011 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society for excellence in public communication of planetary science. Jim has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NBC's Today Show and PBS's NewsHour, as well as programs on the Discovery, National Geographic, and History cable channels, and has been interviewed for several space-related documentary films. He is the author of The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide, The Space Book, Mars 3-D, Moon 3-D, The Interstellar Age, and Postcards from Mars.

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