9780471724902

Visualizing Earth History, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471724902

  • ISBN10:

    0471724904

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/2008
  • Publisher: WILEY

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Summary

Presenting a new vision in the field, this compelling book explores Earth's history as a series of interrelated processes that continue to have significant outcomes for humans and other living things. It captures the excitement of historical geology by utilizing active, visually rich learning methods. Readers will gain a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts used in the interpretation of Earth's physical, chemical, and biological evolution over the last 4.5 billion years. They'll also discover how to interpret the interaction of living creatures with their environments through time by following the book's innovative framework.

Table of Contents

Earth Systems and Principles of Interpreting Earth History
Introduction to Earth System History
Earth Materials and Features
Geologic Time
Life on Earth and its Fossil Record
Biological Evolution
Interpreting Sedimentary Environments and Climate
Plate Tectonics in Earth History
Interpretation of Earth History
Archean World
Proterozoic World
Paleozoic World
Mesozoic World
Cenozoic World
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