A great resource for the geological history of the planet for the interested amateur.
It kept my interest continually, but how a geologist, especially, can write a book with such a dearth of maps is beyond me.
This book tackles the great subject of the geologic history of the Earth from the vantage point of plate tectonics.
It's been almost 40 years since I earned a Master's degree in Geology and sadly I left that field for the law. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lapidaryblue
The continents of today's Earth are the wreckage of that supercontinent, Pangaea, which began to break up about 250 million years ago. Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by Laurence Chalem
I won't repeat the many accolades for the book. It was a good adjunct to my understanding of present-day tectonics. Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by Maximzodal
This geologic history was much more about the characters involved than I expected. There was a good discussion of the actual physicalities that occurred, but the in-depth... Read morePublished on September 22, 2009 by David T. Stewart
Each of us gets our three score and ten years, more or less, and as good as such a spell might be, it does not prepare us for seeing the longer picture of the past. Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by R. Hardy
In this remarkable book, the author touches upon just about everything regarding long lost continents: how the idea of a supercontinent came about, ancient and not-so-ancient myths... Read morePublished on July 22, 2008 by G. Poirier
It's interesting in a sense that if it had been someone other than Neild writing this book, I probably would have given it five stars. Read morePublished on July 21, 2008 by Hawki
Based on the subtitle of this book, I was expecting details on the changes in the earth's crust/continents over the last 10 billion years -- a very interesting survey that would... Read morePublished on March 7, 2008 by mcerner