A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters

MON, AUG 23, 2021 (45:40)

Today, an understanding of how our planet works is necessary for everyone concerned about the plight of Earth. Professor Knoll has been a leader in demonstrating the interconnections between Earth’s geological, chemical, biological processes and history. He discusses these interrelationships in his new book, A Brief History of Earth. He also addresses the distinction between historical natural changes and current catastrophes that are due to human actions.

+ BIO: Andrew Knoll

Andrew Knoll, Ph.D., is the Fisher Professor of Natural History and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Knoll has received many prestigious awards for his outstanding research on the interdependence of the evolution of life and the evolution of our planet. He is also the author of _Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Life on Earth_ (2003).

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