Earth's evolving systems : the history of planet Earth / Ronald Martin, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.

Author
Martin, Ronald E. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Second edition.
Published/​Created
Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2018]
Description
xxii, 615 pages ; 28 cm

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Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: investigating earth's systems -- Plate tectonics -- Earth systems: processes and interactions -- Sedimentary rocks, sedimentary environments, and fossils -- Evolution and extinction -- Geologic time and stratigraphy -- An extraordinary beginning: Hadean and Archean -- Origins of life -- The Proterozoic: life becomes a geologic force -- Life's "big bang": the origins and early diversification of multicellular animals -- The early-to-middle Paleozoic world -- Late Paleozoic world -- Mesozoic era -- The Cenozoic era: the Paleogene period -- The Cenozoic era: the Neogene era -- Rapid climate change during the Holocene -- The Anthropocene: humans as an environmental force.
ISBN
  • 9781284108293 (paperback)
  • 1284108295 (paperback)
LCCN
2016037413
OCLC
957057003
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