2020-11-19

If we compress the earth’s 4.6 billion years of history to one day and see it all, it turns out to be like this…

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Counting from the creation of words, the history of human civilization has been 6,000 years.

The history of human evolution has been 2.5 million years since it evolved into an early ape (able man).

So, when we live on an old ball that has been about 4.6 billion years old since the birth of the solar system, I wonder if you have thought about this :

Since the earth was born, if the”history” is slightly different, perhaps we will not be here.

Why can the earth give birth to life?

How did the complex and diverse life forms evolve?

The fate of species is intertwined here. What kind of connection is there between them?

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01 Flooding Earth

The flooding scene occurred about 4.5 billion years ago.

At that time, the earth was just born. It was hot and there was a lot of water vapor in the atmosphere. As the surface temperature drops, the water in the clouds The vapor began to condense, and then it rained.

This is 1000 years. 1000 years, day and night, heavy rains kept coming.

Earth history refers to this period as the “heavy rainfall age”.

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The Earth in the”Era of Heavy Rain”, ©《Heaven Ancient Universe”The Ancient Universe”

After 1000 years, the rain finally stopped, the earth is already a vast ocean, all covered by water, and”Interstellar The planet Miller in”Passing Through” looks like.

If humans landed on the earth at that time, they would certainly not consider it a suitable place for survival.

02 Frozen Earth

As for the frozen Earth, It happened about 800 million years ago, and it happened many times.

At that time, the earth had just slowed down and was full of vitality. But as the concentration of carbon dioxide gradually disappeared and the greenhouse effect was lost, the earth’s temperature began to drop sharply.

In this descent, the glaciers at the poles quickly spread to the equator, the land was frozen, the ocean was also frozen, and the entire earth became a vast expanse of whiteness.

Earth history refers to this period as the “Snowball Age”.

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Frozen Earth, ©”Proterozoic”

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The earth in this period is like a dead star, wrapped in silence.

If we travel back, the earth we see must be the same as the planet Mann in”Interstellar Crossing”.

But fortunately, the earth is still very”competitive”, not as”useless” like the Miller planet and the Mann planet.

After experiencing all kinds of disasters and setbacks, the earth gradually broke free and gradually became the very livable planet today and the home of mankind.

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The beautiful earth, ©《Heaven Ancient Universe and Archean Universe》

In the movie”Interstellar”, humans have to abandon the earth. But In the real world, the earth is still the only choice for mankind.

Despite all the turbulence mentioned at the beginning of the article, in the foreseeable future, we still have to deal with this”guy” who loses our temper at every turn Get along.

However, if you learn a little more about the history of the earth, you will know that “toss” is the normal state of the earth.

In addition to the aforementioned floods and snow cover, there are :planetary impacts, continuous earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, species extinctions… …

Looking through the history of the earth, it is simply its “History of Passion”.

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Huge volcanic eruption, ©《Panzoic Paleozoic 3 》

03 Accidents and Smallness of Life

< p>The earth is very lucky to be able to appear. It is in a habitable zone and satisfies the conditions for the emergence of various life. Many planets in the universe like the Earth are not so lucky, and they are still desolate.

Because of the external environment, it does not mean that there must be life, and the birth of life is also full of chance.

So far, we are still unable to determine whether the earth itself constitutes the origin of life, or comets bring the elements of life?

Looking back at all this, not only makes people marvel at the miracles that have appeared on the earth. Over a long period of time, the earth has tolerated all changes, and it has also contributed to the emergence of various new things.

Only when we truly face this vast and long history of the earth can we understand the meaning of our own existence.

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Night sky over Milford Sound, New Zealand, ©Unsplash:philbotha

Human beings are too small to be mentioned in the history of the earth.

If the entire history of the earth is divided according to 24 hours a day, then from the birth of mankind to the present, it can only be calculated in seconds.

Yes, our appearance is a miracle, but the time we spend with the earth is much shorter than those of plants and animals.

If you count the older”ancestors” of the earth, such as rocks, soil, air, and water, then humans are even more insignificant.

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Earth history map, ©Wiki

So, how humble humans are in front of nature cannot be overstated. We are just one of the shortest”passengers”.

We must consider our own survival and understand that all of this is not taken for granted.

04 The Miracle of 4.6 Billion Years

The above content and feelings, I recently published A set of books:

“The Miracle of 4.6 Billion Years:A brief history of the earth” series

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“46”A Million Years’ Miracle:A Brief History of the Earth” is a set of large-scale earth science books with both science and aesthetics. It is published by Japan’s Asahi Shimbun. The content covers various fields and is simply an encyclopedia.

50 nodes step by step, 150 stories unfold in sequence to form the earth4.6 billion years an exciting evolutionary process.

This set of books was compiled by dozens of important Japanese scientists, and was personally reviewed and written by the director of Nanjing Museum of Paleontology, Mr. Feng Weimin and his team. Complete, vivid and intuitive, it is a set of rare large-scale general reading materials.

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Before compiling this set of books, I thought that the contents of the book might be clichés. It is the knowledge that most of us almost know, but it has been better organized.

When I finished the book bit by bit and was ravaged by various details and concepts in the book a few times, I had to sigh:

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The thickness and breadth of the knowledge contained in this book is far Beyond the scope of their own.

First of all, because the editing team of this book is all from the first-line universities and scientific research institutions in Japan Their backgrounds are all scientists or scholars, and their knowledge is exploded.

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Secondly, the Japanese attitude towards publishing must have been heard by everyone, especially they are extremely demanding for this kind of readings full of details.

The process of editing the manuscript is also the process of constantly wondering and learning in my heart. They can deal with each picture and each line break, They can achieve the most comfortable and perfect detail control, which is simply so admirable.

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This is a set only through paper books In order to feel the unique charm of books.

For more content of the book, I still hope that I can leave it to everyone to read it by themselves, and re-recognize us from the line Living earth.

This set of books is like the five-dimensional space that Cooper fell into at the end of”Interstellar”. We can walk through every time node in the history of the earth at will , To go through the stories that have happened.

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Five-dimensional space, ©”Interstellar Crossing”

Perhaps you can tell the life that appeared on the earth a long time ago in some way:

< p>Don’t be scared by the current disaster, the earth will eventually evolve into a better environment.

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“4.6 billion years Miracle:A Brief History of the Earth”

50 topics

150 important nodes in the history of the earth

Completely present the earth

4.6 billion years of magnificent history

Dozens of Japanese first-line research institutions

Authoritative scholars write hard

A large number of beautiful pictures to assist understanding

Geography, biology, physics, chemistry, history, etc.

General education covering multiple subjects

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