Stepping Stones: Evolving the Earth and Its Life
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 81, Issue 18, page 204, 2 May 2000
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2000), Stepping Stones: Evolving the Earth and Its Life, Eos Trans. AGU, 81(18), 204–204, doi:10.1029/00EO00140.(
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- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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In recent years, science has begun to consider more system-level studies that cross disciplines. These studies challenge our traditional disciplinary training. It is no longer enough to be just a geologist when the problems of interest deal with an entire planet. Indeed, a knowledge of biology, geology astronomy, and myriad subfields is needed.
In Stepping Stones, Stephen Drury steps up to the daunting task of writing a general treatment of the science of the entire Earth. He not only ranges through all of the relevant physical sciences but also reaches to economics and political theory. The material is presented at a general level with reading lists but no specific references. Equations have been minimized.