Inspired by the history of "deep history", which extends the perspective and also applies to the time before there are written sources, we have in recent years received a number of books from especially naturalists: With the prefix deep they happily retell the history of the world from The Big Bang until today. With such a perspective, there is plenty of room for hand picking and for introducing their own ideological fad horses. Marcia Bjornerud (eg. Bjørnerud) is a professor of both environmental studies and geology at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and she wants to promote awareness of what she calls "deep time."
The title Timefulness plays on "mindfulness" – a slightly strange choice since much of the book provides a demanding introduction to ordinary geology. This is clear, but so concise that readers without any facilities for chemistry will not get much out of these pages – which make up almost a quarter of the book. This is a strange choice, since the complicated interpretations of isotopes, half-lives, potential. . .
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