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The Resource Furnace of creation, cradle of destruction : a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, Roy Chester

Furnace of creation, cradle of destruction : a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, Roy Chester

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Furnace of creation, cradle of destruction : a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis
Title
Furnace of creation, cradle of destruction
Title remainder
a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis
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Roy Chester
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Furnace of Creation, Cradle of Destruction, renowned scientist Roy Chester reveals the fascinating history behind the discovery of plate tectonics and tells the intriguing story of one of the great mysteries of our time - how the surface of our planet was created and how it has evolved. From the early discoveries of Sir Francis Bacon to the beginnings of the science of geology and the controversy surrounding the theory of continental drift, this impeccably researched book reveals the evolution of plate tectonics theory and the cause of these disasters." "With its precise, in-depth research and sweeping scope, this book will captivate anyone interested in the origins of our world. It's undeniable - the state of our planet has never been more volatile or more precarious. It's imperative that we know why. This book will help us gain a clearer understanding of these mysterious natural forces."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Looks at the history behind the discovery of plate tectonics, describing how the surface of the Earth was created and how it has evolved
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266215
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DLC
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1936-
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Chester, R.
Dewey number
551.136
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Plate tectonics
  • Continental drift
Target audience
adult
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a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis
Label
Furnace of creation, cradle of destruction : a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, Roy Chester
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction. The Time Before Science -- Ch. 1. Setting the Scene -- Ch. 2. Beginnings -- Ch. 3. New Battles -- Ch. 4. Toward Continental Drift -- Ch. 5. On the Road to Explaining Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis -- Ch. 6. Continental Drift: A Theory Without a Cause -- Ch. 7. New Horizons -- Ch. 8. Seafloor Spreading -- Ch. 9. The Plot Thickens -- Ch. 10. The Cycle of Birth, Life, and Destruction -- Ch. 11. Plate Tectonics: The Earth Science "Theory of Everything" -- Ch. 12. Hydrothermal Activity: A New Ocean World -- Ch. 13. Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes -- Ch. 14. Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes -- Ch. 15. Plate Tectonics and Tsunamis -- Ch. 16. Predicting and Mitigating Against Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis -- Epilogue: Deadly Years and Megadisasters
Control code
000042876819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 242 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780814409206
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Furnace of creation, cradle of destruction : a journey to the birthplace of earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, Roy Chester
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Introduction. The Time Before Science -- Ch. 1. Setting the Scene -- Ch. 2. Beginnings -- Ch. 3. New Battles -- Ch. 4. Toward Continental Drift -- Ch. 5. On the Road to Explaining Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis -- Ch. 6. Continental Drift: A Theory Without a Cause -- Ch. 7. New Horizons -- Ch. 8. Seafloor Spreading -- Ch. 9. The Plot Thickens -- Ch. 10. The Cycle of Birth, Life, and Destruction -- Ch. 11. Plate Tectonics: The Earth Science "Theory of Everything" -- Ch. 12. Hydrothermal Activity: A New Ocean World -- Ch. 13. Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes -- Ch. 14. Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes -- Ch. 15. Plate Tectonics and Tsunamis -- Ch. 16. Predicting and Mitigating Against Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis -- Epilogue: Deadly Years and Megadisasters
Control code
000042876819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 242 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780814409206
Other physical details
ill., maps

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