A world from dust brings together geology chemistry and biology to explain the history of the world as we know it the story of planet earth from its beginning as a dusty disc to its present state covered in oceans rivers continents and living organisms is described through the lens of basic chemical principles that have shaped the process. A world from dust how the periodic table shaped life ben mcfarland the book uses accessible language to appeal to non scientists includes 40 illustrations by gala bent print artist and studio faculty member at cornish college of the arts and mary anderson medical illustrator. A world from dust is a popular science book about the chemical sequence behind the evolution of creation written by ben mcfarland and illustrated by gala bent and mary anderson chaffee like all good works of science for the general public mcfarlands is full of fascinating examples a dash of humor and just plain cool facts. A world from dust describes how a set of chemical rules combined with the principles of evolution in order to create an environment in which life as we know it could unfold beginning with simple mathematics these predictable rules led to the advent of the planet itself as well as cells organs and organelles ecosystems and increasingly complex life forms. Get this from a library a world from dust how the periodic table shaped life ben mcfarland gala bent mary anderson illustrator the stacked boxes in the periodic table of the elements hold surprises these elements tell a story that gives a hidden order to chemistry geology biology and even history ben mcfarland traces
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