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Man's complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this second edition of the landmark anthology edited by Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This volume provides a portrait of the planet as experienced not just by scientists, but by artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists as well. A unique collection that bridges the gap between science and humanities Contains writings by scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists including Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and…mehr

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Man's complex relationship to planet Earth is explored in this second edition of the landmark anthology edited by Frank Rhodes and Bruce Malamud. This volume provides a portrait of the planet as experienced not just by scientists, but by artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists as well. A unique collection that bridges the gap between science and humanities Contains writings by scientists, artists, aviators, poets, philosophers, novelists, historians, and sociologists including Charles Darwin, Dane Picard, Rachel Carson, John Muir, Mark Twain and Archibald Geikie Represents the human experience over the centuries, covering a span of 2,500 years Reflects the planet's extraordinary physical diversity The previous edition was voted one of the 25 'Great Books of Geology' by readers of the Journal of Geological Education "e;...this is a very worthwhile read, with something for everyone interested in geography, earth systems and geology, natural history or the general environment."e; Robert A. Francis, King's College London, Progress in Physical Geography

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 344
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. August 2011
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781444358568
  • Artikelnr.: 38308957
Autorenporträt
Frank Rhodes is President Emeritus of Cornell University. Winner of the Geological Society’s Bigsby Medal and the Ian Campbell Medal from the Geological Society of America, Rhodes has served as Chairman of the National Science Board, President of the American Philosophical Society, and Chairman of the American Council on Education. His other books include The Evolution of Life, Geology, Evolution, Fossils and The Creation of the Future.Bruce D. Malamud has published over forty articles and chapters in the international scientific literature. He has served in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa, and has held a Fulbright Fellowship to study natural hazards in Argentina. He is now a Reader in Natural and Environmental Hazards at King’s College, London.
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"The book perfectly illustrates the beauty, the enigmaticcomplexity and the insidiously violent character of theEarth." (The Holocene, May 2009)

"Anyone interested in planet Earth, whether in its rocksand soil, or the animals and plants which inhabit it, or in thepeople who have in the past tried to explore, describe, and explainit, will find something of interest here. Recommended."(Choice, November 2008)