• Science

Historical Geology


Author: Reed Wicander,James S. Monroe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480767
Category: Science
Page: 448
View: 5535
Offering comprehensive content for the historical geology course, HISTORICAL GEOLOGY provides students with an understanding of the principles of historical geology and how these principles are applied in unraveling Earth's history. Students will learn and understand the underlying causes of why things happened and the way they did, and how all of Earth's systems and subsystems are interrelated. Students will understand the relevancy of Earth's history as part of a dynamic and complex integrated system, not as a series of isolated and unrelated events Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Historical geology

Historical Geology

Understanding Our Planet's Past
Author: Jon Erickson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438109644
Category: Historical geology
Page: 321
View: 3757
Provides up-to-date and expanded coverage of the metamorphic span of Earth's history as told through fossils, rocks and species, from the very origins of the planet to the current Holocene interglacial period Annotation. Covering the metamorphic span of Earth's history as told through its fossils, rocks, and species, this book chronicles the emergence of each successive group of plants and animals. Chapters are organized according to the different geologic time periods, from the origins of the planet to the current Holocene interglacial period. An introduction details basic geological concepts, and black and white illustrations are featured throughout. Erickson is a geologist.

    • Science

Historical geology


Author: Carl Owen Dunbar,Karl Mensch Waagé
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 556
View: 6618

    • Science

Historical Geology Lab Manual


Author: Pamela J. W. Gore
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118473183
Category: Science
Page: 324
View: 633
This lab manual is accessible to science and nonscience majors and also provides a strong back­ground for geology and other science majors. Concepts carry over from one lab to the next and are reinforced so that at the end of the semester, the students have experience at interpreting the rock record and an understanding of how the process of science works.

    • Science

Wisconsin State Parks

Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History
Author: Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870208500
Category: Science
Page: 228
View: 1781
Hit the trail for a dramatic look at Wisconsin’s geologic past. The impressive bluffs, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes of Wisconsin’s state parks provide more than beautiful scenery and recreational opportunities. They are windows into the distant past, offering clues to the dramatic events that have shaped the land over billions of years. Author and former DNR journalist Scott Spoolman takes readers with him to twenty-eight parks, forests, and natural areas where evidence of the state’s striking geologic and natural history are on display. In an accessible storytelling style, Spoolman sheds light on the volcanoes that poured deep layers of lava rock over a vast area in the northwest, the glacial masses that flattened and molded the landscape of northern and eastern Wisconsin, mountain ranges that rose up and wore away over hundreds of millions of years, and many other bedrock-shaping phenomena. These stories connect geologic processes to the current landscape, as well as to the evolution of flora and fauna and development of human settlement and activities, for a deeper understanding of our state’s natural history. The book includes a selection of detailed trail guides for each park, which hikers can take with them on the trail to view evidence of Wisconsin’s geologic and natural history for themselves.

    • Nature

Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region


Author: Doris Sloan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520241266
Category: Nature
Page: 335
View: 6095
"You can't really know the place where you live until you know the shapes and origins of the land around you. To feel truly at home in the Bay Area, read Doris Sloan's intriguing stories of this region's spectacular, quirky landscapes."—Hal Gilliam, author of Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region "This is a fascinating look at some of the world's most complex and engaging geology. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in an understanding of the beautiful landscape and dynamic geology of the Bay Area."—Mel Erskine, geological consultant "This accessible summary of San Francisco Bay Area geology is particularly timely. We are living in an age where we must deal with our impact on our environment and the impact of the environment on us. Earthquake hazards, and to a lesser extent landslide hazards, are well known, but the public also needs to be aware of other important engineering and environmental impacts and geologic resources. This book will allow Bay Area residents to make more intelligent decisions about the geological issues affecting their lives."—John Wakabayashi, geological consultant

    • Science

Palaeontology and Historical Geology


Author: Jin Yu Gan,David L. Dineley
Publisher: VSP
ISBN: 9789067642576
Category: Science
Page: 192
View: 5770

    • Science

Workbook in historical geology


Author: James Coble Brice
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 174
View: 7082

Essentials of Earth History

An Introduction to Historical Geology
Author: William Lee Stokes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258243272
Category:
Page: 512
View: 9800

    • Science

The Earth Through Time, Binder Ready Version


Author: Harold L. Levin,David T. King, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119228344
Category: Science
Page: 600
View: 4054
The Earth Through Time, 11th Edition, by Harold L. Levin and David T. King chronicles the Earth's story from the time the Sun began to radiate its light, to the beginning of civilization. The goal of The Earth Through Time is to present the history of the Earth, and the science behind that hsitory, as simply and clearly as possible. The authors strived to make the narrative more engaging, to convey the unique perspective and value of historical geology, and to improve the presentation so as to stimulate interest and enhance the reader's ability to retain essential concepts, long after the final exam.


    • Science

Historical Geology

Interpretations and Applications
Author: Jon M. Poort,Roseann J. Carlson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780138609665
Category: Science
Page: 252
View: 3550
This book covers topics essential to historical geology. The manual presents fundamental concepts of historical geology by providing realistic situations to which geologic concepts and data apply. This application of principles to concrete situations and practical problems instills a strong sense of the purpose of geologic study. KEY TOPICS: This book allows readers to visualize how geologic data are collected, tabulated, synthesized, interpreted, and applied to real-world geologic problems. Covering important concepts of ordering geological events and physical stratigraphy, the book also provides sections on plate tectonics and paleontology as well as extensive geologic maps with explanations. The fifth edition of Historical Geology, Interpretations and Applications has been revised to include new problems and a relocation of some problems closer to their explanatory material. It also includes four new geologic maps that cover geologic features in greater detail. A valuable reference book for any reader interested in historical geology.

    • Science

Origin and Evolution of Earth

Principles of Historical Geology
Author: Kent C. Condie,Robert Evan Sloan
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 498
View: 2316
In this book, plate tectonics is placed at a central position and the history of Earth is considered not only from the more conventional surface approach, but also of Earth as a whole and as a member of the Solar System. Many subjects that we consider an essential part of Earth history and that are often omitted or only covered in a superficial manner in beginning historical geology texts are included to give the student a more in-depth and accurate picture of the complexities of the history of Earth and of life. Among these are the origin and evolution of the crust, mantle, and core as well as the atmosphere and oceans; comparative planetary evolution; a survey of important isotopic dating methods; the study of ancient climates; the origin and evolution of life; and the early history of Earth. New and exciting developments are introduced at appropriate places in the text. Examples are the nature of Earth's oldest rocks, the origin of continents, extraterrestrial impact and mass extinctions of organisms, rates of organic evolution, and recent developments on the origin of humans.


    • Geology

Historical Geology

The Geologic History of North America
Author: Russell Claudius Hussey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: 465
View: 8641

    • Historical geology

Historical Geology


Author: Charles Schuchert
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Historical geology
Page: 724
View: 710


    • History

Historical Geology


Author: Raymond C. Moore
Publisher: Mackaye Press
ISBN: 1443721743
Category: History
Page: 692
View: 6917
Carkhuff, U. S. Geol. Survey. HISTORICAL GEOLOGY BY RAYMOND C. MOORE PH. D. University of Chicago, Sc. D, Denison University Professor of Geology, University of Kansas, and State Geologist of Kansas Geologist, United States Geological Survey McGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, INC. NEW YORK AND LONDON 1933 COPYRIGHT, 1933, BY THE McGRAW-HiLL BOOK COMPANY, INC. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA All rights reserved. This book, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form mthout permission of the publishers. PREFACE V, Earth history is a subject of fascinating interest and also of much practical value. The various features of the earth, the continents and oceans, the mountains and plains, and the multitudinous assemblage of organisms in the waters, on land, and in the air have not always been as they are today. The orderly succession of rock strata and their innumer able contained relics of strange animals and plants were not made to mystify man, nor were the ores of metals, deposits of petroleum, and other useful earth materials hidden away merely to test mans ingenuity in finding them. Rather, all of these things are the product of events and conditions in the past history of our planet. To know something of the probable conditions of earth origin, the almost inconceivable antiquity of the earth, the evolution of the continents, the elevation and oblitera tion of great mountain chains, and the remarkable record of life on the earth in past ages is to grow in understanding and appreciation of the modern world. And to acquire such appreciation is in itself a worthy end of study. The student of historical geology, moreover, finds in this subject special opportunity for training in clearthinking, in the scientific con sideration of numerous complex problems, and in reasoning from evi dences or effects to the causes that produced them. An account of earth history that narrated accurately the changing conditions and events of past geologic time, but largely omits the basic observations on which the narrative depends, may hold elements of interest. The instructional value of such an account, however, is surely very far short of one in which many observational data are given and in which emphasis is laid on the deductive interpretation of these data. From the standpoint of scientific training, the means of arriving at conclusions concerning earth history are much more important than the conclusions themselves. With this in mind, the writer has undertaken in the following pages first to describe selected items of observation in connection with the geologic record and then to consider the interpretation of these items in terms of history. Uncertainties and unsolved problems are so indicated. Maps represent ing the distribution of sea and land at various times in the geologic past paleogeographic maps are largely omitted because such maps are for the most part highly subjective, the data used in constructing them are generally not evident, and the sometimes very small areas of reason able control are not differentiated from the uncontrolled areas. Maps showing actual distribution of the systems and of the rocks of respective viii PREFACE eras are useful, however. These are used here and are accompanied by numerous graphic representations of typical geologic sections that show the nature and thickness of rock formations. Historical geology is a subject of some difficulty. Thisis due partly to its encyclopedic scope in space and time and the breadth of its contacts with the related fields of astronomy, physical geology, physiog raphy, biology, and others, and partly to its profusion of unfamiliar names that designate divisions of geologic time, rock formations, and fossils. These difficulties, more apparent than really formidable, cannot wholly be avoided, and it is easy to understand that, if misplaced emphasis is laid on the learning and cataloguing of a jumble of names, historical geology becomes indeed dry and uninteresting...