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Earth History 

© T.H. Torsvik, L.R.M. Cocks 2017
Cambridge University Press (317 pp)
ISBN: 9781107105324

Earth History and Palaeogeography   

Front Picture: The most popular explanation for the origin of the Moon, the ‘Giant Impact Hypothesis’ or the ‘Moon Forming Event’, is that it resulted from debris after collision of Earth with a Mars-sized proto-planet. The Moon was very close the Earth when it formed and has later travelled away from the Earth. Photo Credit: Steve A. Munsinger/Science Source