The Little Book of Planet Earth
Rolf Meissner 2002 Copernicus Books

A brief summary of Earth history and of the major ideas involved in it (such as evolution, gravity, etc). It starts with the formation of the solar system, but is divided up so that chapters discussing time-units are interspersed with those discussing geologic principles. Note that the Phanerozoic only rates one chapter.

ISBN 0-387-95258-6
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Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, BookKeyword: Earth history