Snowball Earth

Snowball Earth

The Story of the Great Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life as We Know It

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Describes the efforts of maverick scientist Paul Hoffman to prove that a climatic catastrophe some seven hundred million years ago froze the entire planet, a global freeze that triggered the Cambrian Explosion during which an array of complex life forms evolved from the primordial soup. 35,000 first printing.

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Walker (contributing editor, New Scientist ), who has a doctorate in natural sciences from Cambridge U., UK, has written a lively account of Harvard geologist Paul Hoffman's theories of the origins of life on earth that he believes followed its complete freezing over. Writing for the popular reader, Walker explains the geology in lay terms, and it is the details of Hoffman's travels to remote and often frozen areas that move the narrative. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Describes the efforts of scientist Paul Hoffman to prove that a climatic catastrophe seven hundred million years ago froze the entire planet and triggered the Cambrian Explosion, during which an array of complex life forms evolved.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609609736
0609609734
Branch Call Number: 551.6 WAL
Characteristics: 269 p. ; 25 cm

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