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Evolution of the Earth

Author: Donald R Prothero; Robert H Dott
Publisher: Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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Evolution of the Earth reveals the logical framework of geology, shows relations of the science to the totality of human knowledge, and gives some idea of what it is to be a participant in the discipline. In keeping with the preference for a "How do we know?" rather than "What do we know?" approach, the authors stress what assumptions are made by earth historians, what kinds of evidence (and tools for gathering that  Read more...
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Prothero, Donald R.
Evolution of the Earth.
Dubuque, Iowa : McGraw-Hill, ©2004
(OCoLC)647062743
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero; Robert H Dott
ISBN: 0072528087 9780072528084 0071216286 9780071216289
OCLC Number: 52085955
Notes: Dott's name appears first on the earlier edition.
Description: xxii, 524, 10, 9, 10 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: 1 Time and terrestrial change --
2. Floods, fossils, and heresies: "No vestige of a beginning --
No prospect of an end?" --
3. Evolution --
4. The Relative geologic time scale and modern concepts of stratigraphy --
5. The Numerical dating of the earth --
6. Origin and early evolution of the earth --
7. Mountain building and drifting continents --
8. Cryptozoic history: an introduction to the origin of continental crust --
.9 Early life and Its patterns --
10. Earliest paleozoic history: the sauk sequence --
an introduction to cratons and epeiric seas --
11. The Later ordovician: further studies of plate tectonics and the paleogeography of orogenic belts --
12. The Middle paleozoic: time of reefs, salt, and forests --
13. Late paleozoic history: a tectonic climax and retreat of the sea --
14 The Mesozoic era: age of reptiles and continental breakup --
15. Cenozoic history: threshold of the present --
16. Pleistocene glaciation and the advent of humanity --
17. The Best of all possible worlds?
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero, Robert H. Dott, Jr.
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