Visualizing Earth History: Visualizing Earth History by Loren E. BabcockVisualizing Earth History: Visualizing Earth History by Loren E. Babcock

Visualizing Earth History: Visualizing Earth History

byLoren E. Babcock

Paperback | October 15, 2008

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Presenting a new vision in the field, this compelling book explores Earth's history as a series of interrelated processes that continue to have significant outcomes for humans and other living things. It captures the excitement of historical geology by utilizing active, visually rich learning methods. Readers will gain a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts used in the interpretation of Earth's physical, chemical, and biological evolution over the last 4.5 billion years. They'll also discover how to interpret the interaction of living creatures with their environments through time by following the book's innovative framework.
Title:Visualizing Earth History: Visualizing Earth HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 10.8 × 9.1 × 0.9 inPublished:October 15, 2008Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471724904

ISBN - 13:9780471724902

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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