History of the Earth
a 366-day perpetual calendar
You can find an updated online version of the Calendar, complete with podcasts for each day in 2014, on the History of the Earth blog.
You can also subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes.
The days are illustrated with more than 130 fossils, 60 maps and cross-sections illustrating mountain-building events and stratigraphy, 33 stories of minerals and economic resources, 18 plate-tectonic reconstructions, origins of the names of the geologic periods and their lengths, and much more. You'll find the birthdays of 80 geologists and anniversaries of 30 earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. You may find a couple of jokes, too.
The book has paper covers and is 8½ x 5½ inches in size, and is wire bound for permanent reference. The image below does not reflect the high resolution of the printed copy.
This book is not a textbook of Historical Geology - not quite. The purpose is to entertain and to inform, and to introduce you to some of the wonders of geology, from the amazing creatures of the Burgess Shale to India's collision with Asia. It's for geologists and non-geologists, children and adults, teachers and students, and anyone interested in the Earth. The author, Richard I. Gibson, is a professional geologist who admits that he learned and re-learned a lot in the preparation of this book.
The book received a Certificate of Merit in the 1994 Writer's Digest National Self-Publishing Award Competition.
We are sorry but we do not accept credit cards. Payment in US funds may be by check or money order, payable to Richard I. Gibson, 301 N. Crystal St., Butte, Montana 59701, phone/fax (406) 723-9639. Price information is beneath the triceratops.
PriceThe book costs $13.95 per copy for 1 to 9 copies, plus a shipping charge of $3.50 per order (total, $17.45 for one copy). For 10 or more copies sent to one address, the price is $10.00 per copy and shipping is included.
Geology or Rock Clubs (or anyone else) are free to resell copies that they purchase. No reseller discount beyond the 10-or-more-copies price.