Earth's Evolving Systems: The History Of Planet Earth by Ronald MartinEarth's Evolving Systems: The History Of Planet Earth by Ronald Martin

Earth's Evolving Systems: The History Of Planet Earth

byRonald Martin

Paperback | February 15, 2012

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Earth's Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth is intended as an introductory text that examines the evolution of the Earth and its life from a systems point of view. The text covers major topics like the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discusses how these systems interacted with each other and evolved through geologic time. The author takes care to integrate the current state of our Earth systems with those of the past in an effort to develop students' interests in Earth system in general. It begins with by examining the basics of Earth systems, including discussions of sedimentation, evolution, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics. Part Two looks at the beginning of time with the origin of the Earth and discusses its early evolution, through the origin of life and its evolution to multiculluraity. The third section goes on to cover the Paleozoic through the Neogene eras, discussing topics such as tectonics, mountain building, sea level, climate, life, and mass extinctions in each era. The final part moves on to the modern world, discussing the interactions between humans and Earth systems, with an emphasis on the climatic system.The Layered Earth integrates your Earth Science curriculum with the latest technology to prepare your students for the skills they'll need in the 21st Century. In a dynamic environment, through step-by-step computer explorations, activities and resources, you'll guide your students through a geological journey that will rock their world.
Title:Earth's Evolving Systems: The History Of Planet EarthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:700 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Jones & Bartlett LearningLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Earth Systems: Their Nature and Their StudyChapter 1: Introduction: How Do We Study the Earth's Systems?Chapter 2: Earth Systems: Processes and InteractionsChapter 3: Sedimentary Rocks, Sedimentary Environments, and FossilsChapter 4: Evolution and ExtinctionChapter 5: Time and StratigraphyChapter 6: Plate TectonicsPart Two: The Origin and Early Evolution of Earth's SystemsChapter 7: An Extraordinary Beginning: The Hadean and ArcheanChapter 8: The Origins of LifeChapter 9: The Proterozoic: Life Becomes a Geologic ForceChapter 10: Life's Big Bang: The Origins of Multicellular AnimalsPart Three: The Phanerozoic: Toward the Modern World Chapter 11: The Early-to-Middle Paleozoic WorldChapter 12: The Middle-to-Late Paleozoic World Chapter 13: The Mesozoic Era Chapter 14: The PaleogeneChapter 15: The Neogene: The Iceman ComethPart Four: Humans and the EnvironmentChapter 16: Rapid Climate Change During the Holocene Chapter 17: Humans and the Earth's Systems: Past, Present, and FutureChapter 18: Days of Future Past: Science, Society, and the Nature of Nature