Table of contents for Planet earth : cosmology, geology, and the evolution of life and environment / Cesare Emiliani.


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Preface
Part I. Prolegomena: Science and Religion: 1. Monumental scientific discoveries, units of measurements, and a warning about this book
Part II. Matter and Energy: 2. Atoms and photons
3. The atomic nucleus
Part III. Cosmology
4. Birth of the universe
5. Measuring the universe
6. The objects in the sky
7. The solar system
8. Earth in space
Part IV. Geology: 9. Minerals and gems
10. Igneous rocks and volcanism
11. The Earth's interior
12. Plate tectonics
13. The atmosphere
14. The hydrosphere
15. Sediments and sedimentary rocks
16. Sedimentary environments
17. Diagenesis, metamorphism, and rock deformation
18. Stratigraphy
Part V. Evolution of Life and Environment: 19. Origin and early evolution of life
20. The cryptozoic: sections and taxa
21. Early phanerozoic phyla and related taxa
22. The paleozoic
23. The mesozoic
24. The cenozoic
Part VI. The Historical Perspectives: Part VII. Appendices: Part VIII. References and subject index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Earth, Geology, Cosmology