Building Planet Earth: Five Billion Years of Earth History, Peter J. Cattermole, 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 283 p. (Hardcover $39.95) ISBN: 0-521-58278-4.

Recent years have witnessed the revision of several historical geology texts to accommodate advances in the field, as well as the changing demands of students and their professors. With these new and revised additions, one would think choosing a text to suit one's particular taste would be easy; however it is not, and the addition of Building Planet Earth by Peter Cattermole to this list will not make it any easier as it fell quite short of...

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