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Fundamentals of historical geology

Author: David Dathe
Publisher: Dubuque, IA : Wm. C. Brown Publishers, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering historical geology, this text explains technical material in a clear, succinct way. Features include: a balanced presentation of Canadian and US geologic history; and appendices covering a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dathe
ISBN: 0697147053 9780697147059
OCLC Number: 27034728
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1 Basic principles: catastrophism and uniformitarianism; relative-age dating; radiometric-age dating; the geologic time scale; plate tectonics - summary; plate tectonics and Earth history. Part 2 Fossils and evolution: fossils; taphonomy; uses of fossils; marine environments and life habits; taxonomy; evolutionary theory; evidence for evolution; the speed of evolution; patterns of evolution; extinctions; fossils and the geologic time scale. Part 3 The Precambrian: the Precambrian; the early Earth; cratons and shields; the Archean; the Proterozoic; the Ediacaran period; Precambrian life. Part 4 The early Paleozoic: characteristics of the early Paleozoic; the North American craton; the eastern margin; the western margin; life in the early Paleozoic. Part 5 The late Paleozoic: characteristics of the late Paleozoic; the North American craton; the eastern margin; the western margin; life in the late Paleozoic. Part 6 The Mesozoic: characteristics of the Mesozoic; the North American craton; the eastern margin; the western margin; life in the Mesozoic. Part 7 The Cenozoic: characteristics of the Cenozoic; the North American craton; the eastern margin; the western margin; life in the Cenozoic. Appendices: bedrock geology of selected regions; the national parks; representative localities; state, province and territory geological surveys; fossil phyla.
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