A Geologic Time Scale, 2004 / Edition 1

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Overview

A successor to A Geologic Time Scale 1989 (Cambridge, 1990), this volume introduces the theory and methodology behind the construction of the new time scale, before presenting the scale itself in extensive detail. An international team of over forty stratigraphic experts develops the most up-to-date international stratigraphic framework for the Precambrian and Phanerozoic eras. A large wallchart (not available for eBook) summarizing the time scale at the back of the book completes this invaluable reference for researchers and students.

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"A triumph of scholarship, that will serve the professsion and the public well."
Episodes, June 2005, John A. Van Couvering

"The editors have succeeded admirably in compiling a work that is dense with information but is both beautiful in layout and extremely readable...The book is a masterpiece of presentation...an amazing work that provides a new standard for both geochronology, and for committee-driven scientific project reports."
The Leading Edge, John Stockwell

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521786737
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 610
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction F. M. Gradstein; 2. Chronostratigraphy - linking time and rock F. M. Gradstein, J. G. Ogg and A. G. Smith; Part II. Concepts and Methods: 3. Biostratigraphy F. M. Gradstein, R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler; 4. Earth's orbital parameters and cycle stratigraphy L. A. Hinnov; 5. The geomagnetic polarity time scale J. G. Ogg and A. G. Smith; 6. Radiogenic isotope geochronology M. Villeneuve; 7. Stable isotopes J. M. McArthur and R. J. Howarth; 8. Geomathematics F. P. Agterberg; Part III. Geologic Periods: 9. The Precambrian: the Archaen and Proterozoic eons L. J. Robb, A. H. Knoll, K. A. Plumb, G. A. Shields, H. Strauss and J. Veizer; 10. Toward a 'natural' Precambrian time scale W. Bleeker; 11. The Cambrian period J. H. Shergold and R. A. Cooper; 12. The Ordovician period R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler; 13. The Silurian period M. J. Melchin, R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler; 14. The Devonian period M. R. House and F. M. Gradstein; 15. The Carboniferous period V. Davydov, B. R. Wardlaw and F. M. Gradstein; 16. The Permian period B. R. Wardlaw, V. Davydov and F. M. Gradstein; 17. The Triassic period J. G. Ogg; 18. The Jurassic period J. G. Ogg; 19. The Cretaceous Period J. G. Ogg, F. P. Agterberg and F. M. Gradstein; 20. The Paleogene period H. P. Luterbacher, J. R. Ali, H. Brinkhuis, F. M. Gradstein, J. J. Hooker, S. Monechi, J. G. Ogg, J. Powell, U. Röhl, A. Sanfilippo, and B. Schmitz; 21. The Neogene period L. Lourens, F. Hilgen, N. J. Shackleton, J. Laskar and D. Wilson; 22. The Pleistocene and Holocene epochs P. Gibbard and T. van Kolfschoten; Part IV. Summary: 23. Construction and summary of the geologic time scale F. M.. Gradstein, J. G. Ogg and A. G. Smith; Appendices; Bibliography; Stratigraphic index; General index.

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