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Earth system history

Author: Steven M Stanley
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1999
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using the earth system approach, Steven M. Stanley shows how Earth's ecosystem has developed over time, and how events in the past can help us deal with present and future changes.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Stanley
ISBN: 0716728826 9780716728825 0716733773 9780716733775 0716733382 9780716733386
OCLC Number: 39235606
Notes: "First printing 1998"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 615 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Earth as a system. Rock-forming minerals and rocks. The diversity of life. Environments and life. Sedimentary environments. Correlation and dating of the rock record. Evolution and dating of the rock record. Evolution and the fossil record. The theory of plate tectonics. Continental tectonics and mountain chains. Major chemical cycles. The Archean eon of Precambrian time. The Proterozoic eon of Precambrian time. The early Paleozoic world. The middle Paleozoic world. The late Paleozoic world. The early Mesozoic era. The Cretaceous world. The Paleogene world. The Neogene world. The Holocene.
Responsibility: Steven M. Stanley.

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