How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind - Revised and Expanded Edition

⊒ Free PDF Reading How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind - Revised and Expanded Edition ⊺ E-Pub Author Charles H Langmuir ⋗ ⊒ Free PDF Reading How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind - Revised and Expanded Edition ⊺ E-Pub Author Charles H Langmuir ⋗ Honorable Mention for the 2012 Award for Best Professional Scholarly Book in Earth Sciences, Association of American Publishers T his classic history of our common home with the latest discoveries in planetary science is a cutting edge exploration of the Earth s evolution from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization Barnes Noble Review To be worth being this unwieldy, a book ought to do something pretty remarkable And that s just what How to Build does, as you can tell from its subtitle, The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind Now that s what you call a large canvas Brian Clegg, Popular ScienceLike any good story, the tale that Langmuir and Broecker tell is a complex, weaving narrative that would be ideally placed on your bookcase between James Kasting s How to Find a Habitable Planet and Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee s Rare Earth As non astronomers they cover the initial cosmological and astronomical sections adequately, but as the book develops towards explaining the processes that make Earth habitable, the authors expertise really comes to the fore How to Build a Habitable Planet is Earth s story, but Langmuir and Broecker conclude with a nod to exoplanets and the search for alien life Could it one day also become another planet s story Astronomy Now The authors have taken on a mighty task You cannot underestimate the accuracy of their scholarship, or its thoroughness Heather Couper, BBC Sky at NightThis is a completely different book, wholly updated but also detailed and comprehensive Yet, it keeps the bright flavour of the old version, and remains accessible without compromising on accuracy How to Build a Habitable Planet is an accurate and enjoyable read Euan G Nisbet, Nature GeoscienceEnormous advances have been made in the Earth sciences in the years since the original volume appeared In addition, climate change has become a much urgent topic The revised version aims to bring the science up to date and to give a current environmental perspective In this undertaking, Broecker has been joined by Langmuir, who now becomes first author Their approach of providing each chapter with a clear introduction and summary will help greatly in accommodating the lay reader We can be grateful to the authors that they had the initiative and energy to undertake a scientific synthesis of such broad scope All who are concerned with the global environment and who wish to be scientifically well informed in relation to it will find the book a worthwhile and inspirational challenge Ray Bates, Irish Times Langmuir and Broecker strike a nice balance with roughly an equal number of chapters devoted to life, earth, and extraterrestrial processes What makes it work is the authors admirable job of focusing tightly on how the many processes they outline feed into life s makeup or systems needed to support it Choice Although this 718 page book is over twice as long compared to the first edition, it is still a comfortable read both for earth scientists as well as nonspecialists The diverse topics dealt with have been skillfully stitched together and each chapter provides lucid descriptions, logical discussions and a nice summary This book could be an useful text for undergraduate students in earth sciences and with necessary supplements, could also be used for advanced courses in earth sciences Ramananda Chakrabarti, Current ScienceI would recommend this book to anyone looking for a well informed exploration of the theories behind building a habitable planet Although complex in some places, it is still accessible to many and is overall a very useful addition to any astrobiologist s library Samantha Rolfe, Astrobiology Society of GBIn this comprehensive and engaging tour of environmental science, world leading authorities Charles Langmuir and Wally Broecker provide the residents of the only habitable planet we know with the essential knowledge of how we got here and where we might be going Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State UniversityAs NASA continues to assess the habitability of our planetary neighbor, Mars, this insightful and approachable book is a timely reminder of how important it is to understand the habitability of our own Earth Comprehensive and up to date, it exposes how ideas, imperfect understanding, and controversies drive scientific knowledge forward Roger Everett Summons, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyThis is a magnificent book, a successful and very worthwhile revision of its legendary and coveted first edition The new edition offers than a minor dusting off of the material There are some completely new chapters and the authors have also done a good job of introducing newer discoveries This book is timely than ever, and I greet this revision with uncontained enthusiasm Raymond T Pierrehumbert, University of ChicagoThis book is exceptionally well written and easy to read The authors have taken a huge and complex topic and simplified it, removed the jargon, used analogies common to everyday experience, and as a result made a book that should be accessible and enjoyable to readers with little background in science Becky Alexander, University of Washington Build with Chrome Now you can build LEGO bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate Imagine Explore Build online in Chrome Microsoft Live Discover what s new technology at Microsoft This is the place for devs to watch check out keynotes, announcements, technical Your Wild Self content requires latest version of Adobe Flash Player and a browser JavaScript enabled Get Adobe PhoneGap Build Take advantage strengths great apps powered by open web standards Cut down on development time re 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    • Hardcover
    • How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind - Revised and Expanded Edition
    • Charles H Langmuir
    • English
    • 12 February 2017
    • 734 pages

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