Journey to the Centre of the Earth: The Remarkable Voyage of Scientific Discovery into the Heart of Our World

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The journey to the centre of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine.Over 3000 km below the earth's surface an extraordinary inner world the size of Mars awaits us.Dive through the molten iron of the outer core and eventually you will reach a solid sphere - an iron-clad world held within a metal sea and unattached to anything above.At the earth's core is the history of our planet written in temperature and pressure, crystals and minerals ... Our planet appears tranquil from outer space. And yet the arcs of volcanoes, the earthquake zones and the auroral glow rippling above our heads are testimony to something remarkable happening inside ...For thousands of years these phenomena were explained in legend and myth. Only in recent times has the brave new science of seismology emerged. One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne's JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. Seismologists today reveal a planet astonishingly buried within a planet. We watch as supercomputers convert signals from the ground into three-dimensional scans of subterranean continents, visit laboratories where scientists attempt to reproduce the intense conditions at the centre of the Earth, travel down the throat of a volcano, look into the deepest hole ever drilled, and imagine a voyage through enormous crystals of iron. Whitehouse's enthralling journey vividly charts all we are able to understand about the mysteries of the deep Earth. His book encompasses the history of our planet and the latest findings about its inner core, allowing us to embark on an adventure that brings us closer to the enigma of our existence.

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About the Author:

Dr David Whitehouse is a scientist, journalist and the author of five books, including THE SUN, THE MOON and JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a regular broadcaster on science-related matters for the BBC and Sky News. Asteroid 4036 Whitehouse is named after him.Follow him on Twitter: @dr_david_w

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Readable and wide-ranging ... [Whitehouse] is adept at mixing the history of Earth science - beginning with Edmond Halley's maritime expedition to measure Earth's magnetic field around 1700 - with comments by current researchers * NATURE * Readable and wide-ranging * NATURE * Whitehouse takes readers on a richly rewarding journey through space and time in this scientific travelogue. * Kirkus Reviews * I was inspired by a sense of wonder about the ground beneath my feet -- Chris Nancollas * THE TABLET * In this look at the unexplored and unexplorable inner core of our planet, David Whitehouse discovers a world that is surprising and enigmatic... The description of what lies beneath our feet is almost frightening ... In the course of his travels through the Earth, Whitehouse reveals insights into our planet's origins, and of how understanding what's required to sustain life on Earth may help to direct our quest for life in space -- Jules Stewart * GEOGRAPHICAL * Revealing some of the wonder of what is beneath our feet, [Whitehouse] looks at the science of seismology and explains how far we have already gone. Deep mines, volcanoes, earthquakes, underground oceans, and the nature of life are all subjects of inquiry. Of particular interest to non-scientists are Whitehouse's reflections on literature and how science fiction has reflected man's changing notions of science, religion and the origins of our world * GOOD BOOK GUIDE * We know more about the cosmos above our heads that about what's beneath our feet ... While volcanic lava holds mineralogical clues, and seismographs and neutrinos reveal strata secrets, great unknowns remain about what lies beneath. What is the mantle made of? How does the core generate Earth's magnetic field? How deep can life survive? Author and broadcaster David Whitehouse delves into these questions using Jules Verne's Journey To The Centre of the Earth as a background narrative. Serving up intriguing information about the first seismoscope and the so-called 'deep diamonds', he travels from the crust to the core, explaining everything from continental drift to the dynamo theory -- Jheni Osman * FOCUS MAGAZINE *

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Descrizione libro Orion Publishing Co, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The journey to the centre of the earth is a voyage like no other we can imagine. Over 3000 km below the earth s surface an extraordinary inner world the size of Mars awaits us. Dive through the molten iron of the outer core and eventually you will reach a solid sphere - an iron-clad world held within a metal sea and unattached to anything above. At the earth s core is the history of our planet written in temperature and pressure, crystals and minerals .Our planet appears tranquil from outer space. And yet the arcs of volcanoes, the earthquake zones and the auroral glow rippling above our heads are testimony to something remarkable happening inside .For thousands of years these phenomena were explained in legend and myth. Only in recent times has the brave new science of seismology emerged. One hundred and fifty years after the extraordinary, imaginative feat of Jules Verne s JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, David Whitehouse embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery into the heart of our world. Seismologists today reveal a planet astonishingly buried within a planet. We watch as supercomputers convert signals from the ground into three-dimensional scans of subterranean continents, visit laboratories where scientists attempt to reproduce the intense conditions at the centre of the Earth, travel down the throat of a volcano, look into the deepest hole ever drilled, and imagine a voyage through enormous crystals of iron. Whitehouse s enthralling journey vividly charts all we are able to understand about the mysteries of the deep Earth. His book encompasses the history of our planet and the latest findings about its inner core, allowing us to embark on an adventure that brings us closer to the enigma of our existence. Codice libro della libreria AA29780297608806

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