Год выхода: 1960 г.
Производитель/Издатель: Golden Press
Наличие: На складе
Страниц: 174 стр.
Переплет: Твердый переплет
Цветные иллюстрации: Да
EARTH as we see it today is one frame of a moving picture that has been running for billions of years, and will run for billions of years more. Wherever we are, all around us, the ages-long story of erosion, of lands rising and falling, of volcanoes erupting and glaciers forming, of rocks and minerals being created, is in the making. Within one's own life span, the changes may seem infinitesimally small, but in geology a thousand years are as a day. As an outdoor-minded people, we are becoming more aware of geological features around us. We travel thousands of miles to see the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes, the Appalachian Mountains and the volcanoes of Mexico, the coasts of Cape Cod and Oregon. More and more of us become "rock hounds" and fossil hunters. Geology, the study of Earth's crust, becomes a fascinating story that he who travels can learn to read. This is a book for people who like the feel of Earth underfoot, who want to know the...
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