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The Resource Into the heart of our world : a journey to the center of the earth : a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery, David Whitehouse

Into the heart of our world : a journey to the center of the earth : a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery, David Whitehouse

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Into the heart of our world : a journey to the center of the earth : a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery
Title
Into the heart of our world
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a journey to the center of the earth : a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery
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David Whitehouse
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Language
eng
Summary
The journey to the center of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 6300 km below the earth's surface an extraordinary inner world the size of mars awaits us. Dive through the molten iron of the outer core and eventually you will reach a solid sphere - an iron-clad world held within a metal sea and unattached to anything above. At the earth's core is the history of our planet written in temperature and pressure, crystals and minerals. Our planet appears tranquil from outer space. And yet the arcs of volcanoes, the earthquake zones and the auroral glow rippling above our heads are testimony to something remarkable happening inside. For thousands of years these phenomena were explained in legend and myth. Only in recent times has the brave new science of seismology emerged. One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne's Journey to the center of the Earth, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. Seismologists today reveal a planet astonishingly buried within a planet. We watch as supercomputers convert signals from the ground into three-dimensional scans of subterranean continents, visit laboratories where scientists attempt to reproduce the intense conditions at the center of the Earth, travel down the throat of a volcano, look into the deepest hole ever drilled, and imagine a voyage through enormous crystals of iron. Whitehouse's enthralling journey vividly charts all we are able to understand about the mysteries of the deep Earth. His book encompasses the history of our planet and the latest findings about its inner core, allowing us to embark on an adventure that brings us closer to the enigma of our existence
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A vivid exploration of the mysteries of the deep Earth profiles the latest discoveries and what they reveal about the planet's history, sharing engaging coverage of such topics as the disciplines of seismology, the planet's vast subterranean subcontinents and the connection between surface conditions and core phenomena
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10470058
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YDXCP
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Whitehouse, David
Dewey number
551.1/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Earth (Planet)
  • Geology
  • Seismology
Target audience
adult
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a journey to the center of the Earth: a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery
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Into the heart of our world : a journey to the center of the earth : a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery, David Whitehouse
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  • Includes index
  • Originally published as: Journey to the centre of the earth : the remarkable voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The archive of the earth -- 'Descent, bold traveller' -- Underworld -- Birthmarks -- The survivors -- The messengers -- Tenham -- The butler and the housekeeper -- Death on the ice -- Superdeep -- The Hansbach -- The pressure principle -- Splinters of the stars -- D-double-prime -- Dark matter -- Borderlands -- Plumes -- 'The old boy beamed upon me' -- The protector -- Magnetic dreams -- The terrella -- Reversal -- Inside the inside -- Stranger in a strange land -- The crystal forest -- Other worlds, other journeys -- Journey's end -- Playthings of the earth
Control code
ocn911364545
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989594
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)911364545
Label
Into the heart of our world : a journey to the center of the earth : a remarkable voyage of scientific discovery, David Whitehouse
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published as: Journey to the centre of the earth : the remarkable voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The archive of the earth -- 'Descent, bold traveller' -- Underworld -- Birthmarks -- The survivors -- The messengers -- Tenham -- The butler and the housekeeper -- Death on the ice -- Superdeep -- The Hansbach -- The pressure principle -- Splinters of the stars -- D-double-prime -- Dark matter -- Borderlands -- Plumes -- 'The old boy beamed upon me' -- The protector -- Magnetic dreams -- The terrella -- Reversal -- Inside the inside -- Stranger in a strange land -- The crystal forest -- Other worlds, other journeys -- Journey's end -- Playthings of the earth
Control code
ocn911364545
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781605989594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)911364545

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