The age of Earth… on a clock!
by Icon Books on October 3rd, 2012
The Science Magpie by Simon Flynn is published tomorrow and to celebrate, we have created some fantastic infographics illustrating some of our favourite facts from the book.
Geological Time Piece was created especially for the book:
‘Sometimes, discovering when something happened only begins to make sense when it’s seen in relation to other events. This is particularly easy to do if the total time is shown in the form of a clock. The age of Earth is about 4.5 billion years – on the clock, 1 second equals approximately 52,000 years and one hour is 187.5 million years.’
We’ll be sharing more with you over the next few weeks. Follow on Tumblr, Pinterest or visit sciencemagpie.com to view them. We’ll also be giving you chances to win a copy!
Read more about The Science Magpie here and follow the Magpie himself at @science_magpie and on Pinterest @sciencemagpie.