Unearthing The Underworld


This natural history of rocks, by palaeontologist Ken McNamara, takes the reader through a captivating journey into the concealed realm of rocks.

Through detailed, easy to understand scientific information and fascinating stories, he shows how the earth beneath our feet marks the shifting environments and climates, and the heartbeat of existence spanning the billions of years of our planet's history.

Unravelling ancient icy landscapes, tumultuous floods, atmospheric changes, and primeval worlds bursting with life, he shows that rock formations owe their origins to the influence of living organisms. Whether crafted from the remnants of deceased creatures, shaped by the decomposition of ancient forests, or formed through the dynamic activities of fungi, bacteria, and viruses, their remnants tell the palaeontologic history of the earth.

The perfect gift for the geologist, palaeontologist or natural historian in your life, and a great read for anyone interested in the forces that have shaped our environment.

Format: hardcover

ISBN: 9781789147490

Size: 215x162x28mm

Weight: 768g

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