Historical Geology

Understanding Our Planet's Past

Author: Jon Erickson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109644

Category: Historical geology

Page: 321

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Provides up-to-date and expanded coverage of the metamorphic span of Earth's history as told through fossils, rocks and species, from the very origins of the planet to the current Holocene interglacial period Annotation. Covering the metamorphic span of Earth's history as told through its fossils, rocks, and species, this book chronicles the emergence of each successive group of plants and animals. Chapters are organized according to the different geologic time periods, from the origins of the planet to the current Holocene interglacial period. An introduction details basic geological concepts, and black and white illustrations are featured throughout. Erickson is a geologist.
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Historical Geology

Interpretations and Applications

Author: Jon M. Poort,Roseann J. Carlson

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780138609665

Category: Science

Page: 252

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This book covers topics essential to historical geology. The manual presents fundamental concepts of historical geology by providing realistic situations to which geologic concepts and data apply. This application of principles to concrete situations and practical problems instills a strong sense of the purpose of geologic study. KEY TOPICS: This book allows readers to visualize how geologic data are collected, tabulated, synthesized, interpreted, and applied to real-world geologic problems. Covering important concepts of ordering geological events and physical stratigraphy, the book also provides sections on plate tectonics and paleontology as well as extensive geologic maps with explanations. The fifth edition of Historical Geology, Interpretations and Applications has been revised to include new problems and a relocation of some problems closer to their explanatory material. It also includes four new geologic maps that cover geologic features in greater detail. A valuable reference book for any reader interested in historical geology.
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Historical Geology

Author: Reed Wicander,James S. Monroe

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480767

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Offering comprehensive content for the historical geology course, HISTORICAL GEOLOGY provides students with an understanding of the principles of historical geology and how these principles are applied in unraveling Earth's history. Students will learn and understand the underlying causes of why things happened and the way they did, and how all of Earth's systems and subsystems are interrelated. Students will understand the relevancy of Earth's history as part of a dynamic and complex integrated system, not as a series of isolated and unrelated events Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Historical geology

Author: Carl Owen Dunbar,Karl Mensch Waagé

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 556

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A Textbook of Geology

Historical Geology

Author: Amadeus William Grabau

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377204789

Category: History

Page: 996

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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History of the Earth

An Introduction to Historical Geology

Author: Bernhard Kummel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Earth

Page: 610

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The fossil record; The record of the sedimentary rocks; Precambrian eras; Paleozoic era; North America; World outside North America; Paleozoic life; The mesozoic era; Mesozoic life; Gondwana formations; The cenozoic era; Cenozoic life; Pleistocene epoch; Introduction to animals and plants.
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Historical Geology

Author: Charles Schuchert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical geology

Page: 724

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Historical Geology

Author: Raymond C. Moore

Publisher: Mackaye Press

ISBN: 1443721743

Category: History

Page: 692

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Carkhuff, U. S. Geol. Survey. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY BY RAYMOND C. MOORE PH. D. University of Chicago, Sc. D, Denison University Professor of Geology, University of Kansas, and State Geologist of Kansas Geologist, United States Geological Survey McGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, INC. NEW YORK AND LONDON 1933 COPYRIGHT, 1933, BY THE McGRAW-HiLL BOOK COMPANY, INC. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form mthout permission of the publishers. PREFACE V, Earth history is a subject of fascinating interest and also of much practical value. The various features of the earth, the continents and oceans, the mountains and plains, and the multitudinous assemblage of organisms in the waters, on land, and in the air have not always been as they are today. The orderly succession of rock strata and their innumer able contained relics of strange animals and plants were not made to mystify man, nor were the ores of metals, deposits of petroleum, and other useful earth materials hidden away merely to test mans ingenuity in finding them. Rather, all of these things are the product of events and conditions in the past history of our planet. To know something of the probable conditions of earth origin, the almost inconceivable antiquity of the earth, the evolution of the continents, the elevation and oblitera tion of great mountain chains, and the remarkable record of life on the earth in past ages is to grow in understanding and appreciation of the modern world. And to acquire such appreciation is in itself a worthy end of study. The student of historical geology, moreover, finds in this subject special opportunity for training in clearthinking, in the scientific con sideration of numerous complex problems, and in reasoning from evi dences or effects to the causes that produced them. An account of earth history that narrated accurately the changing conditions and events of past geologic time, but largely omits the basic observations on which the narrative depends, may hold elements of interest. The instructional value of such an account, however, is surely very far short of one in which many observational data are given and in which emphasis is laid on the deductive interpretation of these data. From the standpoint of scientific training, the means of arriving at conclusions concerning earth history are much more important than the conclusions themselves. With this in mind, the writer has undertaken in the following pages first to describe selected items of observation in connection with the geologic record and then to consider the interpretation of these items in terms of history. Uncertainties and unsolved problems are so indicated. Maps represent ing the distribution of sea and land at various times in the geologic past paleogeographic maps are largely omitted because such maps are for the most part highly subjective, the data used in constructing them are generally not evident, and the sometimes very small areas of reason able control are not differentiated from the uncontrolled areas. Maps showing actual distribution of the systems and of the rocks of respective viii PREFACE eras are useful, however. These are used here and are accompanied by numerous graphic representations of typical geologic sections that show the nature and thickness of rock formations. Historical geology is a subject of some difficulty. Thisis due partly to its encyclopedic scope in space and time and the breadth of its contacts with the related fields of astronomy, physical geology, physiog raphy, biology, and others, and partly to its profusion of unfamiliar names that designate divisions of geologic time, rock formations, and fossils. These difficulties, more apparent than really formidable, cannot wholly be avoided, and it is easy to understand that, if misplaced emphasis is laid on the learning and cataloguing of a jumble of names, historical geology becomes indeed dry and uninteresting...
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Historical Geology

A Paleontological Approach

Author: Danny Glenn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465233165

Category: Science

Page: 190

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Interpreting Earth History

A Manual in Historical Geology, Eighth Edition

Author: Scott Ritter,Morris Petersen

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478627743

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Eighth Edition of Interpreting Earth History continues a legacy of authoritative coverage, providing the flexibility and scope necessary to engage students with geological data from a variety of sources and scales. The authors carefully review the subjects covered in current historical geology courses and have tailored each stand-alone assignment to offer a clear, straightforward examination of pertinent topics. The content of this classroom-tested laboratory manual has been expanded and enhanced to include exercises on the Precambrian history of the Canadian Shield as well as an understanding of the stratigraphic, structural, and depositional history of North America during the Phanerozoic Eon. Now in full color, students will become more proficient in their ability to see and recognize geological patterns as well as the compositional and textural attributes of rocks and fossils.
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Earth, Time, and Life

An Introduction to Physical and Historical Geology

Author: Charles W. Barnes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 537

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This revision of the successful physical/historical geology text offers complete coverage of the basic principles underlying each specialty. While devoting separate sections to the physical and historical aspects of geology, historical perspectives are skillfully integrated throughout the text to enhance and deepen student understanding of historical geological developments while demonstrating the link between the two branches of the field. This edition has been updated and revised to include a new chapter on structural geology, an expanded discussion of energy, and separate treatments of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Discussions of physical geology emphasize internal processes and products in order to expose students to the dynamics of earthquakes and plate tectonics. In addition, this edition features more illustrations designed to emphasize what students would actually see in the field. Each chapter includes a listing of key terms, a summary of major ideas discussed, numerous exercises, and suggested readings. Also provides a glossary and appendixes, including rock identification charts, topographic and geologic maps, and a measurement conversion table.
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Historical Geology

Author: James Geikie

Publisher: Caven Press

ISBN: 1446001644

Category:

Page: 96

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Origin and Evolution of Earth

Principles of Historical Geology

Author: Kent C. Condie,Robert Evan Sloan

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 498

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In this book, plate tectonics is placed at a central position and the history of Earth is considered not only from the more conventional surface approach, but also of Earth as a whole and as a member of the Solar System. Many subjects that we consider an essential part of Earth history and that are often omitted or only covered in a superficial manner in beginning historical geology texts are included to give the student a more in-depth and accurate picture of the complexities of the history of Earth and of life. Among these are the origin and evolution of the crust, mantle, and core as well as the atmosphere and oceans; comparative planetary evolution; a survey of important isotopic dating methods; the study of ancient climates; the origin and evolution of life; and the early history of Earth. New and exciting developments are introduced at appropriate places in the text. Examples are the nature of Earth's oldest rocks, the origin of continents, extraterrestrial impact and mass extinctions of organisms, rates of organic evolution, and recent developments on the origin of humans.
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