Are the four billion years of good weather enjoyed by the Earth an unlikely, although necessary, precondition for the emergence of intelligent life?
Is the Earth Special? Are we alone? In a search for answers, Lucky Planet takes a tour of astronomy, geology, climatology, biology and cosmology before concluding that the best place to look is our Moon. Read More
For students and professionals, this book aims to teach simple mathematics using geological examples to illustrate mathematical ideas. This approach emphasises the relevance of mathematics to geology, helps to motivate the reader and gives examples of mathematical concepts in a context familiar to the reader.
Example spreadsheets are also available for download on this website. Read More