Earth system history
- Steven M. Stanley.
- 3rd ed.
- New York : W.H. Freeman, c2009.
- Physical description
- xxi, 551 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
|QE28.3 .S735 2009||Unknown|
- Stanley, Steven M.
- PART I: MATERIALS, PROCESSES, AND PRINCIPLES Earth as a System Rock-Forming Minerals and Rocks The Diversity of Life Environments and Life Sedimentary Environments Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record Evolution and the Fossil Record The Theory of Plate Tectonics Continental Tectonics and Mountain Chains Major Chemical Cycles PART II: THE STORY OF EARTH The Hadean and Archean Eons of Precambrian Time The Proterozoic Eon of Precambrian Time The Early Paleozoic World The Middle Paleozoic World The Late Paleozoic World The Early Mesozoic World The Cretaceous World The Paleogene World The Neogene World The Holocene.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781429205207 20160615
- Publisher's Summary
- Taking a whole-earth approach to the study of geology, this text shows how Earth's ecosystem has developed over time, and how events in the past can help us deal with present and future changes. It contains full colour illustration program, including three-dimensional block diagrams to illustrate crucial cycles and concepts. The book is written by a highly respected author, who is also a paleontologist. Key themes and concepts are examined and a range of examples given to demonstrate real-world examples of Earth system history in action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781429205207 20160615
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- Includes index.
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