Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time / Edition 1

Time Machines: Scientific Explorations in Deep Time / Edition 1

by Peter D. Ward
     
 

ISBN-10: 038798416X

ISBN-13: 9780387984162

Pub. Date: 09/22/1998

Publisher: Springer New York

What is the past? It is a time as well as a place. Acclaimed author Peter D. Ward describes the tools that contemporary scientists use to uncover facts about the past - terrain, climate, and the life forms that once inhabited this planet. Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive.
"...for the

Overview

What is the past? It is a time as well as a place. Acclaimed author Peter D. Ward describes the tools that contemporary scientists use to uncover facts about the past - terrain, climate, and the life forms that once inhabited this planet. Time Machines presents fascinating profiles of the deep past and the scientists who are making it come alive.
"...for the general reader, Time Machines may be the most interesting book yet by the University of Washington prof..." -SEATTLE WEEKLY
"For anyone interested in how and why as well as the what of paleontology, Time Machines is a must read."-AMERICAN SCIENTIST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387984162
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
09/22/1998
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

One: Finding Time.- 1 Fossils and the Birth of the Geological Time Scale.- 2 Radiometric Clocks.- 3 Magnetic Clocks.- Two: Place.- 4 Baja British Columbia.- 5 Ancient Environments and the Level of the Sea.- Three: Inhabitants.- 6 The Bite of a Mosasaur.- 7 Virtual Ammonites.- 8 The Ancestry of the Nautilus.- 9 Of Inoceramids and Isotopes.- Four: The Time Machine.- 10 Cretaceous Park.- Afterword.- References.

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