Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Cornell University Press
Cladistics—the science of comparison—is transforming the way paleontologists view evolution. In Search of Deep Time strips away conventional assumptions about the evolution of life to reveal a world that may be far stranger and more humbling than had been previously imagined. The concept of deep time was first used by
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: Thinking Out Loud
The new geological epoch we call the Anthropocene is not just a scientific classification. It marks a radical transformation in the background conditions of life on Earth, one taken for granted by much of who we are and what we hope for. Never before has a species possessed both a
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11 - Publisher: Macmillan
Documents the work of gentleman farmer and geological theorist James Hutton, who in spite of the turbulent world of eighteenth-century Enlightenment Scotland set out to prove that the earth was much older than the biblical calculation of six thousand years. 20,000 first printing.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher: W. W. Norton
Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane is the celebrated author of books about the intersections of the human and the natural realms. In Underland, he delivers his masterpiece: an epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory,