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Historical Geology With Infotrac: Evolution of Earth and Life Through Time

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Edition:
4th
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9780534392871

ISBN10:
0534392873
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/18/2003
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole

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Summary

1. The Dynamic and Evolving Earth. 2. Earth Materials--Minerals and Rocks. 3. Plate Tectonics--A Unifying Theory. 4. Geologic Time--Concepts and Principles. 5. Rocks, Fossils, and Time--Making Sense of the Geologic Record. 6. Sedimentary Rocks--The Archives of Earth History. 7. Evolution--The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence. 8. Precambrian Earth and Life History--The Hadean and Archean. 9. Precambrian Earth and Life History--The Proterozoic Eon. 10. Geology of the Early Paleozoic Era. 11. Geology of the Late Paleozoic Era. 12. Life of the Paleozoic Era: Invertebrates. 13. Life of the Paleozoic Era: Vertebrates and Plants. 14. Geology of the Mesozoic Era. 15. Life of the Mesozoic Era. 16. Cenozoic Geologic History: Tertiary Period. 17. Cenozoic Geologic History: Quaternary Period. 18. Life of the Cenozoic Era. 19. Evolution of the Primates and Humans.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Dynamic and Evolving Earth 1(14)
Introduction
2(1)
What Is Geology?
2(1)
Historical Geology and the Formulation of Theories
3(1)
Origin of the Universe and the Solar System, and Earth's Place in Them
4(4)
Origin of the Universe-Did It Begin with a Big Bang?
4(1)
Perspective 1.1: Interpreting Earth History
5(28)
Our Solar System-Its Origin and Evolution
5(2)
Earth-Its Place in Our Solar System
7(1)
Forming the Earth-Moon System
8(1)
Why Is Earth a Dynamic and Evolving Planet?
8(2)
Organic Evolution and the History of life
10(1)
Geologic Time and Uniformitarianism
11(1)
How Does the Study of Historical Geology Benefit Us?
12(1)
Summary
13(2)
Chapter 2 Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks 15(17)
Introduction
16(1)
Matter and Its Composition
17(1)
Elements and Atoms
17(1)
Bonding and Compounds
17(1)
Minerals-The Building Blocks of Rocks
18(1)
How Many Minerals Are There?
19(1)
Silicate Minerals
19(1)
Other Mineral Groups
20(1)
Rock-Forming Minerals and the Rock Cycle
20(1)
Igneous Rocks
20(2)
Texture and Composition of Igneous Rocks
20(1)
Classifying Igneous Rocks
21(1)
Sedimentary Rocks
22(4)
Sediment Transport, Deposition, and Lithification
22(1)
Types of Sedimentary Rocks
22(4)
Metamorphic Rocks
26(2)
The Agents of Metamorphism
27(1)
Types of Metamorphism
27(1)
Classifying Metamorphic Rocks
27(1)
Plate Tectonics and the Rock Cycle
28(1)
Earth Materials and Historical Geology
29(1)
Summary
30(2)
Chapter 3 Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory 32(24)
Introduction
33(1)
Early Ideas about Continental Drift
33(4)
Perspective 3.1: Oil, Plate Tectonics, and Politics
34(24)
Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift Hypothesis
35(1)
Additional Support for Continental Drift
36(1)
Paleomagnetism and Polar Wandering
37(1)
How Do Magnetic Reversals Relate to Seafloor Spreading?
38(1)
Plate Tectonics and Plate Boundaries
39(8)
Divergent Boundaries
41(1)
An Example of Ancient Rifting
42(1)
Convergent Boundaries
42(3)
Recognizing Ancient Convergent Boundaries
45(1)
Transform Boundaries
45(2)
What Are Hot Spots and Mantle Plumes?
47(1)
How Are Plate Movement and Motion Determined?
48(1)
What Is the Driving Mechanism of Plate Tectonics?
49(1)
How Are Plate Tectonics and Mountain Building Related?
50(1)
Terrane Tectonics
51(1)
How Does Plate Tectonics Affect the Distribution of Life?
51(1)
How Does Plate Tectonics Affect the Distribution of Natural Resources?
52(2)
Summary
54(2)
Chapter 4 Geologic lime: Concepts and Principles 56(16)
Introduction
57(1)
How Has the Concept of Geologic Time and Earth's Age Changed Throughout Human History?
58(1)
Perspective 4.1: Geologic Time and Climate Change
59(1)
What Are Relative Dating Methods, and Why Are They Important?
59(1)
Fundamental Principles of Relative Dating
60(1)
Establishment of Geology as a Science-The Triumph of Uniformitarianism over Neptunism and Catastrophism
60(3)
Neptunism and Catastrophism
60(1)
Uniformitarianism
61(1)
Modern View of Uniformitarianism
62(1)
Lord Kelvin and a Crisis in Geology
63(1)
What Are Absolute Dating Methods, and Why Are They Important?
63(6)
Atoms and Isotopes
63(1)
Radioactive Decay and Half-Lives
64(3)
Long-Lived Radioactive Isotope Pairs
67(1)
Fission Track Dating
67(1)
Radiocarbon and Tree-Ring Dating
67(2)
Summary
69(3)
Chapter 5 Rocks, Fossils, and lime-Making Sense of the Geologic Record 72(22)
Introduction
73(1)
Stratigraphy
73(6)
Vertical Stratigraphic Relationships
73(2)
Lateral Relationships-Facies
75(2)
Marine Transgressions and Regressions
77(1)
Extent, Rates, and Causes of Transgressions and Regressions
78(1)
Fossilization and Fossils
79(7)
Do Fossils Form?
79(2)
Fossils and Telling Time
81(1)
Perspective 5.1: Fossils and Uniformitarianism
82(4)
The Relative Geologic Time Scale
86(1)
Stratigraphic Terminology
87(1)
Correlation
88(2)
Absolute Dates and the Relative
Geologic Time Scale
90(2)
Summary
92(2)
Chapter 6 Sedimentary Rocks-The Archives of Earth History 94(20)
Introduction
95(1)
Sedimentary Rock Properties
95(7)
Composition and Texture
95(1)
Sedimentary Structures
96(2)
Geometry of Sedimentary Rocks
98(1)
Fossils-The Biologic Content of Sedimentary Rocks
98(1)
Perspective 6.1: Determining the Relative Ages of Deformed Sedimentary Rocks
99(3)
Depositional Environments
102(7)
Continental Environments
102(1)
Transitional Environments
103(2)
Marine Environments
105(4)
Environmental Interpretations and Historical Geology
109(2)
Paleogeography
111(1)
Summary
112(2)
Chapter 7 Evolution-The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence 114(22)
Introduction
115(1)
Evolution: What Does It Mean?
116(2)
Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck and His Ideas on Evolution
117(1)
The Contributions of Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace
117(1)
Natural Selection-What Is Its Significance?
117(1)
Perspective 7.1: The Tragic Lysenko Affair
118(1)
Mendel and the Birth of Genetics
118(2)
Mendel's Experiments
119(1)
Genes and Chromosomes
119(1)
The Modern View of Evolution
120(7)
What Brings about Variation?
121(1)
Speciation and the Rate of Evolution
121(2)
Divergent, Convergent, and Parallel Evolution
123(1)
Cladistics and Cladograms
124(1)
Evolutionary Trends
125(2)
Extinctions
127(1)
What Kinds of Evidence Support Evolutionary Theory?
127(7)
Classification-A Nested Pattern of Similarities
128(1)
How Does Biological Evidence Support Evolution?
128(2)
Fossils: What Do We Learn from Them?
130(3)
Perspective 7.2: The Fossil Record and Missing Links
133(1)
Summary
134(2)
Chapter 8 Precambrian Earth and Life History-The Hadean and Archean 136(17)
Introduction
137(1)
What Happened during the Hadean?
138(1)
Continental Foundations-Shields, Platforms, and Cratons
139(3)
Archean Rocks
139(2)
Greenstone Belts
141(1)
Evolution of Greenstone Belts
142(1)
Archean Plate Tectonics and the Origin of Cratons
142(1)
The Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
143(2)
How Did the Atmosphere Form and Evolve?
143(2)
Earth's Surface Waters-The Hydrosphere
145(1)
The First Organisms
145(4)
Experimental Evidence and the Origin of Life
146(1)
The Oldest Known Organisms
147(1)
Perspective 8.1: Submarine Hydrothermal Vents and the Origin of Life
148(1)
Archean Mineral Resources
149(1)
Summary
150(3)
Chapter 9 Precambrian Earth and Life History-The Proterozoic Eon 153(21)
Introduction
154(1)
Evolution Of Proterozoic Continents
154(6)
Early Proterozoic History of Laurentia
154(3)
Early and Middle Proterozoic Igneous Activity
157(1)
Middle Proterozoic Orogeny and Rifting
157(1)
Middle and Late Proterozoic Sedimentation
158(2)
Proterozoic Supercontinents
160(1)
Ancient Glaciers and Their Deposits
160(1)
Early Proterozoic Glaciers
160(1)
Glaciers of the Late Proterozoic
160(1)
The Evolving Atmosphere
160(4)
Banded Iron Formations (BIFs)
162(1)
Continental Red Beds
163(1)
Important Events in Life History
164(5)
Eukaryotic Cells Evolve
165(1)
Endosymbiosis and the Origin of Eukaryotic Cells
166(1)
The Dawn of Multicelled Organisms
166(1)
Late Proterozoic Animals
167(2)
Proterozoic Mineral Resources
169(2)
Perspective 9.1: BIF: From Mine to Steel Mill
170(1)
Summary
171(3)
Chapter 10 Early Paleozoic Earth History 174(20)
Introduction
175(1)
Continental Architecture: Cratons and Mobile Belts
175(1)
Paleozoic Paleogeography
176(3)
Early Paleozoic Global History
177(2)
Early Paleozoic Evolution of North America
179(1)
The Sauk Sequence
179(2)
The Cambrian of the Grand Canyon Region: A Transgressive Facies Modes
179(2)
The Tippecanoe Sequence
181(6)
Perspective 10.1: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
182(16)
Tippecanoe Reefs and Evaporites
184(2)
The End of the Tippecanoe Sequence
186(1)
The Appalachian Mobile Belt and the Taconic Orogeny
187(3)
Early Paleozoic Mineral Resources
190(1)
Summary
191(3)
Chapter 11 Late Paleozoic Earth History 194(22)
Introduction
195(1)
Late Paleozoic Paleogeography
195(3)
The Devonian Period
195(1)
The Carboniferous Period
195(3)
The Permian Period
198(1)
Late Paleozoic Evolution of North America
198(1)
The Kaskaskia Sequence
198(3)
Reef Development in Western Canada
199(1)
Black Shales
199(1)
The Late Kaskaskia-A Return to Extensive Carbonate Deposition
200(1)
Perspective 11.1: The Canning Basin, Australia-A Devonian Great Barrier Reef
201(1)
The Absaroka Sequence
201(6)
What Are Cyclothems, and Why Are They Important?
202(2)
Cratonic Uplift-The Ancestral Rockies
204(1)
The Late Absaroka-More Evaporite Deposits and Reefs
205(2)
History of the Late Paleozoic Mobile Belts
207(4)
Cordilleras Mobile Belt
208(1)
Ouachita Mobile Belt
209(1)
Appalachian Mobile Belt
209(2)
What Role Did Microplates and Terranes Play in the Formation of Pangaea?
211(1)
Late Paleozoic Mineral Resources
211(1)
Summary
212(4)
Chapter 12 Paleozoic Life History: Invertebrates 216(18)
Introduction
217(1)
What Was the Cambrian Explosion?
217(1)
The Emergence of a Shelly Fauna
218(1)
Paleozoic Invertebrate Marine Life
219(11)
The Present Marine Ecosystem
219(2)
Cambrian Marine Community
221(2)
The Burgess Shale Biota
223(1)
Ordovician Marine Community
224(1)
Silurian and Devonian Marine Communities
225(1)
Perspective 12.1: Mass Extintions and Their Possible Causes
226(19)
Carboniferous and Permian Marine Communities
228(1)
The Permian Marine Invertebrate Extinction
229(1)
Summary
230(4)
Chapter 13 Paleozoic Life History: Vertebrates and Plants 234(21)
Introduction
235(1)
Vertebrate Evolution
235(1)
Fish
236(4)
Amphibians-Vertebrates Invade the Land
240(2)
Evolution of the Reptiles-The Land Is Conquered
242(3)
Plant Evolution
245(7)
Perspective 13.1: Palynology: A Link Between Geology and Biology
246(17)
Silurian and Devonian Floras
247(3)
Late Carboniferous and Permian Floras
250(2)
Summary
252(3)
Chapter 14 Mesozoic Earth History 255(23)
Introduction
256(1)
The Breakup of Pangaea
256(3)
Effects of the Breakup of Pangaea on Global Climates and Ocean Circulation Patterns
259(1)
Mesozoic History of North America
259(1)
Continental Interior
260(1)
Eastern Coastal Region
260(2)
Gulf Coastal Region
262(1)
Western Region
263(9)
Mesozoic Tectonics
263(5)
Mesozoic Sedimentation
268(1)
Perspective 14.1: Petrified Forest National Park
269(3)
What Role Did Accretion of Terranes Play in the Growth of Western North America?
272(1)
Mesozoic Mineral Resources
273(2)
Summary
275(3)
Chapter 15 Life of the Mesozoic Era 278(24)
Introduction
279(1)
Marine Invertebrates and Phytoplankton
279(2)
Aquatic and Semiaquatic Vertebrates-Fish and Amphibians
281(1)
Plants-Primary Producers on Land
282(1)
The Diversification of Reptiles
283(7)
Archosaurs and the Origin of Dinosaurs
283(1)
Dinosaurs
283(2)
Warm-Blooded Dinosaurs?
285(1)
Perspective 15.1: Dinosaur Behavior
286(4)
Flying Reptiles
288(1)
Mesozoic Marine Reptiles
289(1)
Crocodiles, Turtles, Lizards, and Snakes
290(1)
From Reptiles to Birds
290(3)
Perspective 15.2: Vertebrates and the Origin of Flight
293(1)
Origin and Early Evolution of Mammals
293(3)
Cynodonts and the Origin of Mammals
293(2)
Mesozoic Mammals
295(1)
Mesozoic Climates and Paleogeography
296(1)
Mass Extinctions-A Crisis in the History of Life
297(1)
Summary
298(4)
Chapter 16 Cenozoic Geologic History: The Tertiary Period 302(26)
Introduction
303(1)
Cenozoic Plate Tectonics-An Overview
303(1)
Cenozoic Orogenic Belts
304(5)
The Alpine-Himalayan Orogenic Belt
306(1)
The Circum-Pacific Orogenic Belt
307(2)
The North American Cordillera
309(10)
The Laramide Orogeny
310(2)
Cordilleras Igneous Activity
312(1)
Perspective 16.1: Geologic History of the Teton Range
313(17)
Basin and Range Province
315(1)
Colorado Plateau
316(1)
Pacific Coast
316(3)
The Continental Interior
319(1)
Cenozoic History of the Appalachian Mountains
319(1)
The Southern and Eastern Continental Margins
319(5)
The Gulf Coastal Plain
321(1)
The Atlantic Continental Margin
321(3)
Tertiary Mineral Resources
324(1)
Summary
324(4)
Chapter 17 Cenozoic Geologic History: The Quaternary Period 328(20)
Introduction
329(1)
Pleistocene and Holocene Tectonism and Volcanism
329(1)
Pleistocene Stratigraphy
330(5)
Terrestrial Stratigraphy
330(2)
Perspective 17.1: Supervolcanoes and the Origin of the Yellowstone Caldera
332(22)
Deep-Sea Stratigraphy
334(1)
Onset of the Ice Age
335(2)
Climate of the Pleistocene
335(1)
Glaciers-What Are They, and How Do They Form?
336(1)
Glaciation and Its Effects
337(5)
Glacial Landforms
337(1)
Changes in Sea Level
337(1)
Glaciers and Isostasy
338(2)
Pluvial and Proglacial Lakes
340(2)
What Caused Pleistocene Glaciation?
342(3)
The Milankovitch Theory
344(1)
Short-Term Climatic Changes
344(1)
Quaternary Mineral Resources
345(1)
Summary
346(2)
Chapter 18 Life of the Cenozoic Era 348(23)
Introduction
349(1)
Marine Invertebrates and Phytoplankton
349(2)
Cenozoic Vegetation and Climate
351(1)
Cenozoic Birds
352(1)
The Age of Mammals Begins
353(1)
Diversification of Placental Mammals
354(3)
Perspective 18.1: Not All Giant Land Animals Were Dinosaurs
356(1)
Mammals of the Tertiary Period
357(8)
Small Mammals-Insectivores, Rodents, Rabbits, and Bats
357(1)
A Brief History of the Primates
358(1)
The Meat Eaters-Carnivorous Mammals
358(2)
The Ungulates or Hoofed Mammals
360(3)
Giant Land-Dwelling Mammals-Elephants
363(1)
Giant Aquatic Mammals-Whales
364(1)
Pleistocene Faunas
365(2)
Mammals of the Ice Age
365(1)
Pleistocene Extinctions
366(1)
Intercontinental Migrations
367(1)
Summary
368(3)
Chapter 19 Primate and Human Evolution 371(15)
Introduction
372(1)
What Are Primates?
372(1)
Prosimians
372
Anthropoids
371(4)
Hominids
375(9)
Australopithecines
377(1)
Perspective 19.1: Footprints at Laetoli
378(6)
The Human Lineage
379(2)
Neanderthals
381(1)
Cro-Magnons
382(2)
Summary
384(2)
Epilogue 386(2)
Appendix A Metric Conversion Chart 388(1)
Appendix B Classification of Organisms 389(5)
Appendix C Mineral Identification 394(4)
Glossary 398(9)
Answers to Multiple-Choice Review Questions 407(1)
Credits 408(3)
Index 411


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