9781429205207

Earth System History

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  • ISBN13:

    9781429205207

  • ISBN10:

    1429205202

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/10/2008
  • Publisher: W. H. Freeman
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Summary

Steve Stanley was the first author to write an historical geology textbook with whole-earth approach to the subject. It remains the only textbook for the course written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective.Now in its Third Edition,Earth System Historyhas three powerful reasons to remain the leading textbook in this market: unmatched currency; proven student pedagogy; and a new interactive online study center.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Earth System
History Rocks: Composition and Structure
The Diversity of Life
Environments and Life Sedimentary
Environments Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record
Evolution and the Fossil Record
Plate Tectonics
Mountain Building
Major Chemical Cycles
The Archean Eon
The Proterozoic Eon
The Paleozoic World
The Middle Paleozoic World
The Late Paleozoic World
The Early Mesozoic World
The Cretaceous World
The Paleogene World
The Neogene World
The Holocene
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