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Visualizing Earth History

Visualizing Earth History

Loren E. Babcock

ISBN: 978-0-470-45251-6

Nov 2008

480 pages

$64.00

Description

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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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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