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Evolution of the earth

Author: Donald R Prothero; Robert H Dott
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This] book 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 like to be a participant in the discipline ... The book assumes only a prior knowledge of general geology comparable to high-school earth science or first-semester college physical geology course.-Pref.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero; Robert H Dott
OCLC Number: 51857531
Notes: Originally published: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2002. 6th ed.
Dott's name appears first on the previous ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Time and terrestrial change --
Floods, fossils, and heresies, "No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end?" --
Evolution --
Relative geologic time scale and modern concepts of stratigraphy --
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 --
Later Ordovician, further studies of plate tectonics and the paleogeography of orogenic belts --
Middle Paleozoic, time of reefs, salt, and forests --
Late Paleozoic history, a tectonic climax and retreat of the sea --
Mesozoic era, age of reptiles and supercontinent breakup --
Cenozoic history, threshold of the present --
Pleistocene glaciation and the advent of humans --
Best of all possible worlds? --
Appendixes: Classification and relationships of life; English equivalents of metric measures --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero, Robert H. Dott, Jr.

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[This] book 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 like to be a participant in the discipline ... The book assumes only a prior knowledge of general geology comparable to high-school earth science or first-semester college physical geology course.-Pref.

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