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The Planet in a Pebble: A Journey into Earth's Deep History

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This is the story of a single pebble. It is just a normal pebble, as you might pick up on holiday - on a beach in Wales, say. Its history, though, carries us into abyssal depths of time, and across the farthest reaches of space. This is a narrative of the Earth's long and dramatic history, as gleaned from a single pebble. It begins as the pebble-particles form amid unimaginable violence in distal realms of the Universe, in the Big Bang and in supernova explosions and continues amid the construction of the Solar System. ...

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The Planet in a Pebble: A journey into Earth's deep history
2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199645695

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The Planet in a Pebble: A journey into Earth's deep history
2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199569700

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