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Evolution of the earth

Author: Donald R Prothero; Robert H Dott
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Reveals the logical framework of geology and shows relations of the science to the totality of human knowledge. This book uses dioramas and reconstructions of extinct animals and plants so that  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero; Robert H Dott
ISBN: 0073661872 9780073661872
OCLC Number: 46634078
Notes: Dott's name appears first on the previous ed.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Time and Terrestrial Change --
Floods, Fossils, and Heresies: "No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end?" --
Evolution --
The Relative Geologic Time Scale and Modern Concepts of Stratigraphy --
The Numerical Dating of the Earth --
Origin and Early Evolution of the Earth --
Mountain Building and Drifting Continents --
Cryptozoic History: An Introduction to the Origin of Continental Crust --
Early Life and its Patterns --
Earliest Paleozoic History: The Sauk Sequence --
An Introduction to Cratons and Epeiric Seas --
The Later Ordovician: Further Studies of Plate Tectonics and the Paleogeography of Orogenic Belts --
The Middle Paleozoic: Time of Reefs, Salt, and Forests --
Late Paleozoic History: A Tectonic Climax and Retreat of the Sea --
The Mesozoic Era: Age of Reptiles and Continental Breakup --
Cenozoic History: Threshold of the Present --
Pleistocene Glaciation and the Advent of Humans --
The Best of all Possible Worlds?
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero, Robert H. Dott.
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