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A geologic time scale 2004

A geologic time scale 2004

Author: F M Gradstein; James G Ogg; A Gilbert Smith
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book begins with an introduction to the theory and methodology behind the construction of the new time scale. The main part of the book is devoted to the scale itself, systematically presenting the standard subdivisions at all levels using a variety of correlational markers. Extensive use is made of stable and unstable isotopes, geochronology, geomathematics, and orbital tuning to produce a standard geologic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Zeittafel
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F M Gradstein; James G Ogg; A Gilbert Smith
ISBN: 0521781426 9780521781428 0521786738 9780521786737
OCLC Number: 71810997
Notes: "Reprinted with corrections 2006."
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Multivol. Ref/Science) 2012
Description: xix, 589 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / F.M. Gradstein --
Chronostratigraphy: linking time and rock / F.M. Gradstein, J.G. Ogg and A.G. Smith --
Biostratigraphy: time scales from graphic and quantitative methods / F.M. Gradstein, R.A. Cooper and P.M. Sadler --
Earth's orbital parameters and cycle stratigraphy / L.A. Hinnov --
The geomagnetic polarity time scale / J.G. Ogg and A.G. Smith --
Radiogenic isotope geochronology / M. Villeneuve --
Strontium isotope stratigraphy / J.M. McArthur and R.J. Howarth --
Geomathematics / F.P. Agterberg --
The Precambrian: the Archean and Proterozoic eons / L.J. Robb [and others] --
Toward a "natural" Precambrian time scale / W. Bleeker --
The Cambrian period / J.H. Shergold and R.A. Cooper --
The Ordovician period / R.A. Cooper and P.M. Sadler --
The Silurian period / M.J. Melchin, R.A. Cooper and P.M. Sadler --
The Devonian period / M.R. House and F.M. Gradstein --
The Carboniferous period / V. Davydov, B.R. Wardlaw and F.M. Gradstein --
The Permian period / B.R. Wardlaw, V. Davydov and F.M. Gradstein --
The Triassic period / J.G. Ogg --
The Jurassic period / J.G. Ogg --
The Cretaceous period / J.G. Ogg, F.P. Agterberg and F.M. Gradstein --
The Paleogene period / H.P. Luterbacher [and others] --
The Neogene period / L. Lourens [and others] --
The Pleistocene and Holocene epochs / P. Gibbard and T. van Kolfschoten --
Construction and summary of the geologic time scale / F.M. Gradstein, J.G. Ogg and A.G. Smith --
Appendix 1. Recommended color coding of stages / F.M. Gradstein and J.G. Ogg --
Appendix 2. Orbital tuning calibrations and conversions for the Neogene period / L. Lourens [and others] --
Appendix 3. Geomathematics / F.P. Agterberg.
Responsibility: edited by Felix M. Gradstein, James G. Ogg, and Alan G. Smith.


Using a range of the most up to date isotope geochronology, geomathematics and orbital tuning methods, an international team of over forty researchers has built the most modern stratigraphic  Read more...


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