Cover: From Stone to Star: A View of Modern Geology, from Harvard University PressCover: From Stone to Star in PAPERBACK

From Stone to Star

A View of Modern Geology

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$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674838673

Publication Date: 03/15/1994


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 maps, 38 tables, 10 halftones, 20 illustrations


Highly readable and deeply informative… An excellent introduction to the exciting geohistorical discoveries made in recent decades…it will serve alike the needs of the geologist and the general reader.—Gordon L. Herries Davies, Nature

Allègre takes the reader on a fascinating voyage of discovery through the simple layered sedimentary strata of the top few kilometers of the Earth to the depths of its core and then out to the farthest limits of space… A book like this, which aims to place the Earth (and the Earth sciences) in a cosmological context, has been long overdue; From Stone to Star deserves a wide readership.—Martin Whitehouse, The Times Higher Education Supplement

In twenty-two years of reading Earth science books, I have encountered many superlatives of writing. A few names that pop to mind are John McPhee, Isaac Asimov, and Stephen Gould. To these established authors I would like to add Claude Allègre—literate, lucid, fun to read, exciting, and a great scientist… From Stone to Star is an intelligent, informative, wonderful book.—William C. Philips, Science Teacher

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