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The Changing Face of the Earth - The break-up of Pangaea and continental drift over the past 250 million years in ten steps

'... The publisher and authors have aimed to broaden the appeal of this work from Earth Science specialists and have provided a straightforward introduction to plate tectonics, a short précis for each map and a very useful glossary that explains many of the geological terms. Teachers of science from key stage 4 onwards would find this a practical reference book and it would be a useful addition to libraries in secondary schools, sixth-form colleges and universities.'

School Science Review

'A 32-page UNESCO paperback with accompanying CD-ROM tells the story of the break-up of the supercontinent known as Pangaea and subsequent continental drift over the pas 250 million years. Ten easy to understand steps are well illustrated by maps with a handy glossary of terms. Based on recent scientific work, this booklet will be of interest to the wider public as well as earth scientists.'

Geogscot (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)

‘For those who have watched the breathtaking BBC-series Earth Power of the Planet by science journalist Iain Stewart, this booklet might be interesting to purchase. Plate tectonics lies at the heart of the processes that take place on our earth and is the base of the never ending cycle of nature. Tectonics govern the shapes and position of the continents and oceans and it sure is a miracle that geo-scientists have been able to recover the successive stages in less than a century. The Changing Face of the Earth offers us the results of paleogeography in ten maps and short descriptions of the forces in the earth's crust and mantle involved, starting 210 million years ago and jumping to today's position in giant steps between 10-40 million years. The only map and commentary missing is the planet's surface in the future, 40 million years to come.’

Annemieke van Roekel, De Wuurberg - Journalistieke Producties en geo-educatie

‘The book The Changing Face of the Earth is a beautifully produced, concise and highly informative introduction to global paleogeography over the pas 250 million years. It will be an excellent reference for first year undergraduate Earth Science students. Although the language is quite technical, the glossary will assist interested lay readers.’

E. Van der Flier-Keller, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria

 

 

 

 

 


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