The paperback of the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals how the earth became the shape it is today. This book will change the way you see the world - permanently. The face of the earth, criss-crossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds, has changed constantly over billions of years. Its shape records a remote past of earthquakes, ...Read MoreThe paperback of the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals how the earth became the shape it is today. This book will change the way you see the world - permanently. The face of the earth, criss-crossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds, has changed constantly over billions of years. Its shape records a remote past of earthquakes, volcanos and continental drift, and the ongoing subtle shifts that bring our planet alive. Richard Fortey introduces us to the earth's distinct character, revealing the life that it leads when humans aren't watching. He follows the continual movement of seabeds, valleys, mountain ranges and ice caps and shows how everything - our culture, natural history, even the formation of our cities - has its roots in geology. In Richard Fortey's hands, geology becomes vital and exhilarating and unmistakably informs our lives in the most intimate way.Read Less
In a slip case. A good binding and clear text. Pictorial covers with dark grey spine covering and gilt lettering. A good clean copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Good. No Dustjacket. 2011. 416 pages. No dust jacket, Folio edition with slipcase. Pictorial cloth boards with gilt decoration in a brown slip-case. Good bright pages. Many images throughout. Minor edge wear with corner bumping. Good boards with minimal wear. Bright gilt. Light rubbing to the corners of the slip-case.
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Near Fine. No DJ. Folio Society Edition. Pages are clean, no markings from previous owners. Boards are clean. Binding is tight. Faint wear to cloth at spine ends and corners. Book is in a protective slip case. Case has light rubbing, and minor edgewear to edges and corners. Pictures provided upon request.
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