What are the best books about geology?

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    #1A Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    A Short History of Nearly Everything is a popular science book chronicling events from the nothingness before the Big Bang to the present. Complicated concepts are explained in uncomplicated terms, making it suitable for all ages.
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    #2Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future

    Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future
    Doug Macdougall explores how today's natural disasters could provide important clues about the future of our planet. Using information extracted from rocks and other natural archives, the author of this book tries to answer many questions related with the future of Earth. 




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    Sara Welch
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Very confusing book. I wasn't able to learn much from it. It was just the basics and what was expanded upon, didn't apply to my history."
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    #3The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite

    The Granite Landscape: A Natural History of America's Mountain Domes, from Acadia to Yosemite

    This book explores the granite summit balds in the North American mountains: the author of this book, Tom Wessels, helps us understand more these wild and high places through history, geology, biology and of course, personal anecdotes and narrative. 



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    Scott Day
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Great hardcover book to put in my coffee table and just distract people. It has beautiful pictures and makes you really think about history. I think that I have learned lots about geology too and my guests have too. The information is very clear and everyone can understand it, no matter the age. High quality paper too! I have even thought about throwing rocks at it - haha - just kidding!"
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    #4Basin and Range

    Basin and Range

    Basin and Range is the first book in the nonfiction science book Annals of the Former World written by John McPhee which tells the history of the vanished landscapes of the United States from Utah to eastern California. 

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    Pablo Cortés
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Basin and Range talks about different landscapes that have disappeared throughout America. It is a non-fiction book about the geology of different areas from Utah to California. It is very interesting and shows how different ecosystems can change, adapt or simply cease to exist."
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    #5Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic

    Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic
    This book narrates the story of two men, Chuck Fipke and Stew Blusson, who started a twenty-year quest to find a famous North American gem mine. Using South-African technology, they are able to find one of the biggest diamond mines. 




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    Roger Pearson
    Written on April 22, 2018
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    #6The Greatest Show on Earth

    The Greatest Show on Earth

    This book by Richar Dawkins, the author of The Ancestor's Tale and the iconic work The God Delusion, counterattacks the arguments of the creationists with lots of rich layered scientific arguments.

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    Adriana Pérez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a very interesting book. It is a geology book, but more than that, it is a counter argument to the creationist theories. It delves into fossils and proof of the lives that lived before us. An in-depth look at the proof encased in stone. A great read."
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    #7Annals of the Former World

    Annals of the Former World

    Annals of the Former World is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John McPhee. It is a compilation of five books by the author, all chronicling the geological history of the North American continent along the 40th parallel.

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    Zheng Xiong
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "It's a wonderful book about the geology of North America. I thought it was well written for me as a layperson and technical enough to please more advanced readers. But it is only the geology of North America. So I think it lacks a global perspective that's an important part of using geology to understand the history of the world."
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