A Geologic Time Scale 2004

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Felix M. Gradstein, James G. Ogg, Alan G. Smith
Cambridge University Press, 2004 - Science - 589 pages
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An international team of over forty stratigraphic experts have helped to build the most up-to-date international stratigraphic framework for the Precambrian and Phanerozoic. This successor to A Geologic Time Scale 1989 by W. Brian Harland et al. (CUP 0521 387655) begins with an introduction to the theory and methodology behind the construction of the new time scale. The main part of the book is devoted to the scale itself, systematically presenting the standard subdivisions at all levels using a variety of correlation markers. Extensive use is made of isotope geochronology, geomathematics and orbital tuning to produce a standard geologic scale of unprecedented detail and accuracy with a full error analysis. A wallchart summarising the whole time scale, with paleogeographic reconstructions throughout the Phanerozoic, is included in the back of the book. The time scale will be an invaluable reference source for academic and professional researchers and students.
  

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Contents

GRADSTEIN
3
JOHN MCARTHUR FREDERIK J HILGEN
4
ROGER A COOPER Sigwartstrasse
10
London WC1E 6BT 3584 CD Utrecht
28
linking time and rock
31
time scales from
49
Earths orbital parameters and cycle
61
Radiogenic isotope geochronology
87
The Triassic Period
271
University of the Witwatersrand London WC1E
275
The Jurassic Period
307
MIKE VILLENEUVE
322
The Cretaceous Period
344
The Paleogene Period
384
1
403
J LASKAR AND D WILSON
409

Summary and conclusions
95
RICHARD J HOWARTH
96
Comments on the LOWESS fit
102
Paleozoic applications
110
Late Cretaceous and Paleogene applications
117
Concluding remarks
124
History and recommended subdivision
130
Toward a natural Precambrian
141
The Cambrian Period
147
The Ordovician Period
165
The Silurian Period
188
The Devonian Period
202
The Carboniferous Period
222
The Permian Period
249

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ALAN G. SMITH is Associate Professor of Political Science at Central Connecticut State University.

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