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Robert Hazen

Robert Hazen is a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory and professor of earth science at George Mason University. His latest book is The Story of Earth (2012).

Written by Robert Hazen

Essay/
Biology
Mineral fodder

We may think we are the first organisms to remake the planet, but life has been transforming the earth for aeons

Robert Hazen