Historical Geology (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) / Edition 5

Historical Geology (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) / Edition 5

by Reed Wicander, James S. Monroe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495012041

ISBN-13: 9780495012047

Pub. Date: 10/10/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning

HISTORICAL GEOLOGY teaches students basic geologic principles as well as how scientists apply these principles to unravel Earth's history. Wicander and Monroe present a balanced overview of both the geological and biological history of Earth as a continuum of inter-related events. These events reflect the underlying principles and processes that have shaped our

Overview

HISTORICAL GEOLOGY teaches students basic geologic principles as well as how scientists apply these principles to unravel Earth's history. Wicander and Monroe present a balanced overview of both the geological and biological history of Earth as a continuum of inter-related events. These events reflect the underlying principles and processes that have shaped our planet. The authors also explain the historical development of these basic principles and processes, and their importance in deciphering Earth history. Three major themes Â- time, evolutionary theory, and plate tectonics Â- are woven together throughout the book. These themes help students link essential material to enhance their understanding of historical geology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495012047
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/10/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Dynamic and Evolving Earth. 2. Earth Materials - Minerals and Rocks. 3. Plate Tectonics - A Unifying Theory. 4. Geologic Time - Concepts and Principles. 5. Rocks, Fossils, and Time - Making Sense of the Geologic Record. 6. Sedimentary Rocks - The Archives of Earth History. 7. Evolution - The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence. 8. Precambrian Earth and Life History - The Hadean and Archean. 9. Precambrian Earth and Life History - The Proterozoic Eon. 10. Geology of the Early Paleozoic Era. 11. Geology of the Late Paleozoic Era. 12. Life of the Paleozoic Era: Invertebrates. 13. Life of the Paleozoic Era: Vertebrates and Plants. 14. Geology of the Mesozoic Era. 15. Life of the Mesozoic Era. 16. Cenozoic Geologic History: Tertiary Period. 17. Cenozoic Geologic History: Quaternary Period. 18. Life of the Cenozoic Era. 19. Evolution of the Primates and Humans.

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