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Visualizing Earth History, 1st Edition

October 2008, ©2009
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Visualizing Earth History integrates artwork and images from National Geographic and other rich visuals to provide a broad overview of earth history.  Author, Loren Babock explores Earth’s history as a series of interrelated processes that continue to have significant outcomes for humans and other living things.
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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface viii

1 Introduction to Earth’s System History 2

2 Earth Materials and Features 26

3 Geologic Time 60

4 Life on Earth and its Fossil Record 86

5 Biological Evolution 124

6 Interpreting Sedimentary Environments and Global Change 150

7 Plate Tectonics in Earth History 194

8 Archean World 226

9 Proterozoic World 252

10 Paleozoic World 278

11 Mesozoic World 328

12 Cenozoic World 368

Appendix A 412

Appendix B 413

Appendix C 415

Glossary 417

Table of Line Art Credits 431

Photo Credits 433

Index 437

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Robust media and supplements package, including National Geographic videos
  • Effective Wiley Visualizing pedagogy; proven success and improved student performance
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Instructors Resources
Wiley Instructor Companion Site
National Geographic EarthPulse
A publication about movements affecting and influencing our global society. Utilizing full-color imagery and National Geographic photographs, EarthPulse takes you on a journey of discovery covering topics such as The Human Condition, Our Relationship with Nature, and Our Connected World.
Instructor Resource Site
Instructor website contains PowerPoint Lecture Slides, Image Library, Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, and much more!
PowerPoint Presentations
A complete set of dynamic and colorful PowerPoints is available online to enhance classroom presentations. With specially created commentary, the PowerPoints allow you to use the visuals from the book during class discussions or presentations
Image Gallery
All photographs, figures, maps, and other visuals from the text are online and can be used as you wish in the classroom. These online electronic files allow you to easily incorporate them into your PowerPoint presentations as you choose, or to create your own overhead transparencies and handouts.
Test Bank
Instructor website contains test questions, including multiple choice, true-false, short answer questions, and critical thinking problems
NGS Videos
A rich collection of videos, many of them from the award-winning National Geographic Film Collection, have been selected to accompany and enrich the text. Each chapter includes two to three video clips, available online as digitized streaming video, that illustrate and expand on a concept or topic to aid student understanding. Accompanying each of the videos is contextualized commentary and questions that can further develop student understanding. Icons throughout the text indicate where video can be used to enhance the text.
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Students Resources
Wiley Student Companion Site
National Geographic EarthPulse
A publication about movements affecting and influencing our global society. Utilizing full-color imagery and National Geographic photographs, EarthPulse takes you on a journey of discovery covering topics such as The Human Condition, Our Relationship with Nature, and Our Connected World.
Student Companion Site
A wealth of resources for students available at www.wiley.com/college/babcock.
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Visualizing Earth History: Visualizing Earth History
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Visualizing Earth History: Visualizing Earth History
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