Earth System History / Edition 3

Earth System History / Edition 3

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by Steven M. Stanley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1429233494

ISBN-13: 9781429233491

Pub. Date: 10/15/2008

Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company

This colorful textbook explains how the biological and nonbiological systems of the Earth function in synchrony. It walks through the stages of Earth's history and shows how the interrelated processes have been vital in creating our present world. New elements to this second edition include boxed features on Earth system shifts and discussions of molecular clocks,

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This colorful textbook explains how the biological and nonbiological systems of the Earth function in synchrony. It walks through the stages of Earth's history and shows how the interrelated processes have been vital in creating our present world. New elements to this second edition include boxed features on Earth system shifts and discussions of molecular clocks, molecular phylogenies, and methane hydrates. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429233491
Publisher:
Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I
Materials, Processes, and Principles

CHAPTER 1
Earth as a System

CHAPTER 2
Rock-Forming Minerals and Rocks

CHAPTER 3
The Diversity of Life

CHAPTER 4
Environments and Life

CHAPTER 5
Sedimentary Environments

CHAPTER 6
Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record

CHAPTER 7
Evolution and the Fossil Record

CHAPTER 8
The Theory of Plate Tectonics

CHAPTER 9
Continental Tectonics and Mountain Chains

CHAPTER 10
Major Geochemical Cycles

Part II
The Story of Earth

CHAPTER 11
The Hadean and Archean Eons of Precambrian Time

CHAPTER 12
The Proterozoic Eon of Precambrian Time

CHAPTER 13
The Early Paleozoic World

CHAPTER 14
The Middle Paleozoic World

CHAPTER 15
The Late Paleozoic World

CHAPTER 16
The Early Mesozoic Era

CHAPTER 17
The Cretaceous World

CHAPTER 18
The Paleogene World

CHAPTER 19
The Late Cenozoic World Before the Holocene

CHAPTER 20
The Retreat of Glaciers and the Holocene

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