Ariel Woodbury


Outstanding, Don Brown, Michael Perfit, Intermediate, Historical Geology, Earth Sciences, Earth

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Book Review


The universe, and this book, start with a big bang! The dust from the big bang clumped together into bigger and bigger pieces until planets and even stars were born. But the planets were much too hot to live on. The surface of magma cooled, and oceans slowly formed. Plate tectonics, Pangaea, volcanoes, evolution, ice ages and how the white cliffs of Dover formed from fish bones are all explained in simple language in Older than Dirt: A Wild but True History of Earth.