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Through six best-selling editions, Harold Levin's THE EARTH THROUGH TIME has proven that studying the ancient world doesn't have to be a passive experience. Instead, the text encourages you to make the Earth's history your own and to get involved in the material. As our understanding of paleogeography grows and the feild advances, this text consistently keeps the pace. The new edition features updated and revised content as well as outstanding art and highly motivated pedagogy.

Highlight's of the Seventh Edition: *

Balanced coverage of basic geology and paleontology. The Seventh Edition maintains its strong approach to stratigraphy and paleontology.
Expanded coverage of Hadean history, Precambrian glaciations, and microbial life in harsh environments, as well as cladistic interpretation of reptiles, additional information and illustrations of the origin of igneous rocks, and the historical significance of metamorphic facies.
Stunning artwork that brings the ancient world to life. In addition, the text is richly illustrated with geologic block diagrams, cross-sections, stratigraphic maps, paleogeographic maps, and phylogenetic trees.
Geology of National Parks boxes, including several that are new to this edition, provide further illustrations of concepts examined in the text.
New Enrichment boxes include the "Origin of the Universe," "Geosynclinal Hypothesis Displaced by Plate Tectonics," and "Can We Bring Back the Dinosaurs?"
A Comprehensive Web Site
including hot links, new items, chapter notes, quizzes, links to studyaids, writing tips, reference materials, a glossary, career services, and more.
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Editorial Reviews

An updated version of the 4th edition (1992) of a highly illustrated, college-level textbook for a course in historical geology, suitable both for beginning geology majors as well as undergraduates completing a science course requirement. An extensive set of ancillary materials is available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470387740
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 268,084
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Earth History
Chapter 2. Earth materials: A Physical Geology Refresher
Chapter 3. The Sedimentary Archives
Chapter 4. The Fossil Record
Chapter 5. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Chapter 6. The Primordial Earth: Hadean and Archean Eons
Chapter 7. The Proterozoic Eon
Chapter 8. Early Paleozoic Events
Chapter 9. Late Paleozoic Events
Chapter 10. Life of the Paleozoic
Chapter 11. The Mesozoic Era
Chapter 12. Life of the Mesozoic
Chapter 13. The Cenozoic Era
Chapter 14. Life of the Cenozoic
Chapter 15. Human Origins
Appendix A. Classification of Living Things
Appendix B. Formation Correlation Charts for Representative Sections
Appendix C 1. Physiographic Provinces of the United States
Appendix C 2. World Political Map
Appendix D. Periodic Table and Symbols for Chemnical Elements
Appendix E. Convenient Conversion Factors
Appendix F. Exponential or Scientific Notation
Appendix G 1. Rock Symbols
Appendix G 2. Bedrock Geology of North America
Appendix G 3. Common Rock-Forming Silicate Minerals
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