Historical Geology

ISBN-10: 0495560073
ISBN-13: 9780495560074
Edition: 6th 2010
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Book details

List price: $284.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Reed Wicander is a geology professor at Central Michigan University, where he teaches Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Prehistoric Life, and Invertebrate Paleontology and was previously chair of the department. He obtained his B.A. at San Diego State University and his Ph.D. at UCLA. His main research interests involve various aspects of Paleozoic palynology, specifically the study of acritarchs, on which he has published numerous papers. He is a past president of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists and currently a councilor of the International Federation of Palynological Societies and chair of the Acritarch Subcommission of the Commission Internationale de Microflore du Paleozoique. He has coauthored several geology textbooks with James S. Monroe.

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. He has coauthored several textbooks with Reed Wicander and has interests in Cenozoic geology and geologic education. Monroe now lives in Chico, California, where he remains active in geology by teaching courses to a large group of retirees.

Table of Contents
The Dynamic and Evolving Earth
Minerals and Rocks
Plate Tectonics - A Unifying Theory
Geologic Time - Concepts and Principles
Rocks, Fossils, and Time - Making Sense of the Geologic Record
Sedimentary Rocks - The Archives of Earth History
Evolution - The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence
Precambrian Earth and Life History - The Archean Eon
Precambrian Earth and Life History - The Proterozoic Eon
Early Paleozoic Earth History
Late Paleozoic Earth History
Paleozoic Life History: Invertebrates
Paleozoic Life History: Vertebrates and Plants
Mesozoic Earth History
Life of the Mesozoic Era
Cenozoic Earth History: The Paleogene and Neogene
Cenozoic Geologic History: The Pleistocene and Holocene Epochs
Life of the Cenozoic Era
Evolution of the Primates and Humans

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