Historical Geology

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Cengage Learning, May 25, 2012 - Science - 448 pages
Cengage Learning's HISTORICAL GEOLOGY brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with comprehensive text content for historical geology courses. Adopt the resources that enable your students to purchase the right solution to meet their needs, whether it's a traditional printed text, all digital learning platform, or package that includes the best of both worlds. With the recently updated Historical Geology 7th Edition and CourseMate's interactive teaching and learning tools, it's never been easier to introduce students to the geological and biological history of Earth and the underlying principles and processes that have shaped our planet.
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Contents

Minerals and Rocks
2-3
Plate Tectonics A Unifying Theory
3-2
Geologic Time Concepts and Principles
3-28
Rocks Fossils and Time Making Sense of the Geologic Record
5-2
Sedimentary Rocks The Archives of Earth History
6-2
Evolution The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
6-24
Precambrian Earth and Life History The Hadean and the Archean Eon
7-22
Precambrian Earth and Life History The Proterozoic Eon
7-41
Life of the Mesozoic Era
14-21
Cenozoic Earth History The Paleogene and Neogene Periods
14-44
Cenozoic Earth History The Quaternary Period
16-24
Life of the Cenozoic Era
17-20
Primate and Human Evolution
18-23
Epilogue
18-38
EnglishMetric Conversion Chart
18-46
Classification of Organisms
18-47

Early Paleozoic Earth History
9-21
Late Paleozoic Earth History
9-41
Paleozoic Life History Invertebrates
11-22
Paleozoic Life History Vertebrates and Plants
11-42
Mesozoic Earth History
11-63
Mineral Identification
18-52
Glossary
18-55
Answers to MultipleChoice Review Questions
18-62
Index
18-63
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Reed Wicander is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, where he taught Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life and Invertebrate Paleontology. Currently, he is an adjunct professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Reed earned his B.S. degree in geology from San Diego State University and his Ph.D. from UCLA. His main research focuses on various aspects of Paleozoic palynology, specifically the study of acritarchs, a group of organic-walled microphytoplankton, on which he has published many papers. In addition, he has co-authored numerous geology textbooks with James S. Monroe. He is a past president of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists - The Palynological Society and Commission Internationale de la Microflore du Paléozoïque as well as a former councillor of the International Federation of Palynological Societies.

James S. Monroe is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Central Michigan University, where he taught Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life and Stratigraphy and Sedimentology beginning in 1975 and served as chair of the Geology Department. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Montana. The co-author of several textbooks with Reed Wicander, Dr. Monroe has interests in Cenozoic geology and geologic education. A resident of Chico, California, Dr. Monroe remains active in geology by teaching courses to a large group of retirees.

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