Snowball Earth : The Story of the Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life as We Know it
Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet? A global adventure story and a fascinating account of scientist Paul Hoffman's quest to prove his maverick 'Snowball Earth' theory, this is science writing at its most gripping. In "Snowball Earth", Gabrielle Walker takes us on a thrilling natural history expedition in search of supporting evidence for the audacious theory which argues that the Earth experienced a climatic cataclysm 700 million years ago that froze the entire planet from the poles to the equator.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 156 x 226 x 34mm | 598.75g
- 07 Apr 2003
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
About Gabrielle Walker
GABRIELLE WALKER is a features editor for New Scientist and has also written for The Economist and a host of other publications. She lives in London.