Sunday, April 14, 2013

Apocalyptic Planet

Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth by Craig Childs

If you are a Creationist or a non-believer in science, I don't recommend this book.  It will be, to you, a work of fiction and delusion.

If you are very interested in science, geology, the history of the planet and where we are headed, this is a great read.

The author traveled to a variety of locations around the globe to see first hand what was going on with the climate, the topography, the plant and animal life that exists now as well as to probe into the geological evidence of the past.

The scientific evidence he brings forth takes us clear back to the birth of our solar system and planet.  There is some very deep science and immense stretches of geologic time covered in a way that is interesting and readable.

This book combines science and adventure to make a very readable book.  He gives us the thoughts and predictions of a variety of scientists regarding where we are and where we are headed.

I highly recommend this book.  It is a book that doesn't have to be read cover to cover but you can pick and choose which chapters you want to read first (although I recommend starting with the first and ending with the last but the middle is easily a mix and match).

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