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Publisher Comments:

Designed for a new generation of readers, Stanley's Earth System History is a reforging of his Exploring Earth and Life Through Time. Adopting an earth system approach throughout, Earth System History shows students how Earth's ecosystem has developed over time and how events in the past provide a perspective for dealing with present and future changes.  Clear and concise, the new Second Edition of this introduction to historical geology is perfect for one-term non-majors courses and contains lots of new content and improved visuals.

Book News Annotation:

This colorful textbook explains how the biological and nonbiological systems of the Earth function in synchrony. It walks through the stages of Earth's history and shows how the interrelated processes have been vital in creating our present world. New elements to this second edition include boxed features on Earth system shifts and discussions of molecular clocks, molecular phylogenies, and methane hydrates.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Earth System History" shows how Earth's ecosystem has developed over time, and how events in the past can help us deal with present and future changes. Key themes and concepts are examined and a range of examples given, from the extinction of the dinosaurs to drilling off the shore of New Jersey, to demonstrate real - world examples of Earth system history in action. Clear and concise, this introduction to historical geology will be an invaluable guide for students of geology and earth science.

Table of Contents

Part I. Principles

  1. Earth as a System

  2. Rock-Forming Minerals and Rocks

  3.  The Diversity of Life

  4. Environments and Life

  5. Sedimentary Environments

  6. Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record

  7. Evolution and the Fossil Record

  8. The Theory of Plate Tectonics

  9. Continental Tectonics and Mountain Chains

  10. Major Chemical Cycles

Part II. Changing Earth

  11. The Archean Eon of Precambrian Time

  12. The Proterozoic Eon of Precambrian Time

  13. The Early Paleozoic World

  14. The Middle Paleozoic World

  15. The Late Paleozoic World

  16. The Early Mesozoic Era

  17. The Cretaceous World

  18. The Paleogene World

  19. The Neogene World

  20. The Holocene

   

Summary/Review Questions

Appendix: Stratigraphic Stages

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716739074
Publisher:
W. H. Freeman
Subject:
Geology
Author:
Stanley, Steven M.
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Stanley, Margaret
Author:
All Material Written by Cram101, Materia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Historical geology
Subject:
Physical geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20041029
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
11.00 x 8.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Earth System History" shows how Earth's ecosystem has developed over time, and how events in the past can help us deal with present and future changes. Key themes and concepts are examined and a range of examples given, from the extinction of the dinosaurs to drilling off the shore of New Jersey, to demonstrate real - world examples of Earth system history in action. Clear and concise, this introduction to historical geology will be an invaluable guide for students of geology and earth science.
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