In this journey through 500 million years, Written in Stone translates the slow motion of geologic time into a gripping account of the tearing down and reconstruction of the land, fossil records, past climates, the birth of oceans, the rifting of the ocean floor, the movement of glaciers, the evolution of plants and animals, and the coming of manthe forces that shaped our familiar landscape from New Jersey to Maine. Continents collide, oceans disappear, mountain ranges rise and fall, and mass extinctions decimate entire species.
About the Authors
Chet Raymo is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. For more than forty years he has explored the relationships between science, nature and the humanities as a teacher, writer and columnist for the Boston Globe. He is the author of seventeen books of fiction and nonfiction.
Maureen E. Raymo, Chet’s daughter, is a professor of Earth Sciences at Boston University. She has authored over sixty scientific publications on the topic of Earth’s climate and how it has changed in the past.
Compresses billions of years into a slim, lively narrative. — Yankee Magazine
Hard to put down…truly an adventure. — Bookpage (New England Edition)
Authors: Chet Raymo & Maureen E. Raymo
3rd Edition, 2007
5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″