Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making The Earth From Space The Origin of Life Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - Updated Edition
Wonderful Life Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making The Earth From Space The Origin of Life
Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - Updated Edition Wonderful Life Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making The Earth From Space
The Origin of Life Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - Updated Edition Wonderful Life Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making

Chris Packham's Favourite Books About Earth

By HarperCollins UK

Chris Packham's Favourite Books About Earth

By HarperCollins UK

‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’ is an epithet boldly abused, there have been too many, too often for any such claims to be true. But I might just summon the bravery to gently proffer this biography of our planet as a contender. It's certainly been the longest in the making - 4.5 million years, it certainly has the most dramatic events - asteroid impacts, super-volcanoes, mass extinction events and it has a remarkable cast - everything that has ever lived. And it’s a cliff-hanger as we humans seem to be on the brink of closing one of its most important chapters very rapidly. But it's also surprising, initially no land . . . then giant fungi dominating the land, alligators at the north pole, two million years of rain and at one point the whole planet buried under glacial ice. 

The plot twists are almost unbelievable, life and geology in a constant struggle to find stability and balance, and then there’s us, so smart, so special but so seemingly hell bent on breaking that balance . Of course, what this saga tells us is that life will go on whatever, on perhaps the only planet in the universe with life of any kind. What a special place the Earth is and this is its story. 

Chris Packham

 

Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making

Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making

Chris Packham and Andrew Cohen

£25.00 £23.75

The Earth From Space

The Earth From Space

£34.95 £33.20

It’s a simple premise beautifully executed and the images are mostly exquisite . . . those that reveal the scale of the human impact are mostly scary. But it’s the truth, this is the surface of our earth today and its tapestries of life, land and water are wonderful.

The Origin of Life

The Origin of Life

Paul Davies

£12.99 £12.34

What is life? When does something essentially become ‘alive’? Where and when did life arise on Earth? Big questions about long ago little things which opens a world of imagination and intrigue. Its page one, but it’s extraordinary and fascinating and absolutely compelling.

Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - Updated Edition

Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth - Updated Edition

Andrew H. Knoll

£16.99

A treatise of great up to date science by scientists incorporating a global romp of palaeontological discoveries, molecular biology and the earths forces. This is back to basics, the roots of our living planet and its great!

Wonderful Life

Wonderful Life

Stephen Jay Gould

£12.99 £12.34

Bizarre trace fossils are brought to life to present a long forgotten fauna, almost alien, many utterly unlike any contemporary species. So is evolution as simple and straightforward as Darwin proposed or is pure chance a key player on how life happens? Gould and his great imagination pontificate on this.

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