Earth Through Time

ISBN-10: 1118254678
ISBN-13: 9781118254677
Edition: 10th 2013
Authors: Harold L. Levin
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List price: $202.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.926
Language: English

The 10th edition of Earth Through Time, by Levine, offers many new and enhanced features including more than a hundred new figures, 75 new questions at end of chapter “Questions for Review and Discussion”, and additional “Enrichment Boxes”.Furthermore, new sections, including, A Variety of Paleozoic Living Strategies, The Theropod Ancestry of Birds, Cenozoic Climates: Warming Then Cooling, and What Lies Ahead for Humanity have been added. Revised and brought up–to–date discussions are also included such as: Geology Lives in the Present and in the Past; When the Mediterranean was a Desert; Geologic background of Charles Darwin; and Ferdinand Hayden and the geological exploration of the American West – to name a few.Revised Geological Time Scale is also included to conform to most recent recommendation of the International Congress on Stratigraphic Nomenclature. As well as revised figures Pathway Through the Proterozoic, Pathway Through the Paleozoic, Pathway Through the Mesozoic, and Pathway Through the Cenozoic which summarize the events described in an Era’s history.

The Science of Historical Geology
Why Study Earth History?
Geology Lives in the Present and the Past
A Way to Solve Problems: The Scientific Method
E N R I C H M E N T Scientific Discoveries Must be Tested
Three Great Themes in Earth History
What Lies Ahead?
Early Geologists Tackle History's Mysteries
The Intrigue of Fossils
An Early Scientist Discovers Some Basic Rules
European Researchers Unravel the Succession of Strata
Neptunists and Plutonists Clash
Uniformitarianism: James Hutton Recognizes that the Present is Key to the Past
The Principle of Fossil Succession
The Great Uniformitarianism-Catastrophism Controversy
The Principle of Cross-Cutting Relationships
Evolution: How Organisms Change Through Time
Earth History in America
Time and Geology
Finding the Age of Rocks: Relative Versus Actual Time
A Scale of Geologic Time
Actual Geologic Time: Clocks in the Rocks
Radioactivity Provides a Way to Date Rocks
What Occurs When Atoms Decay?
The Principal Radioactive Timekeepers
How Old is Earth?
Rocks and Minerals: Documents That Record Earth's History
Minerals as Documents of Earth History
Minerals and Their Properties
Common Minerals that Form Rocks
Earth's Three Great Rock Families and How They Formed
Igneous Rocks: "Fire-Formed"
Sedimentary Rocks: Layered Pages of History
Metamorphic Rocks: Changed without Melting
The Sedimentary Archives
Tectonic Setting is the Biggest Factor in Sediment Deposition
Environments Where Deposition Occurs
What Rock Color Tells Us
What Rock Texture Tells Us
E N R I C H M E N T You Are the Geologist
What Sedimentary Structures Tell Us
What Four Sandstone Types Reveal About Tectonic Setting
Limestones and How They Form
Organizing Strata to Solve Geologic Problems
Sea-Level Change Means Dramatic Environmental Change
Stratigraphy and the Correlating of Rock Bodies
Unconformities: Something is Missing
Depicting the Past
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D MO N UME N T S Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Life on Earth: What Do Fossils Reveal?
Fossils: Surviving Records of Past Life
E N R I C H M E N T Amber, the Golden Preservative
E N R I C H M E N T The Mazon Creek Lagerst€atte
Figuring Out How Life is Organized
Evolution: Continuous Changes in Life
The Case for Evolution
E N R I C H M E N T Earbones Through the Ages
Fossils and Stratigraphy
Fossils Indicate Past Environments
How Fossils Indicate Paleogeography
How Fossils Indicate Past Climates
An Overview of the History of Life
Life on Other Planets: Are We Alone?
Plate Tectonics Underlies All Earth History
Earthquake Waves Reveal Earth's Mysterious Interior
Earth's Internal Zones
Earth's Two Types of Crust
Plate Tectonics Ties It All Together
Drifting Continents
Evidence for Continental Drift
Paleomagnetism: Ancient Magnetism Locked Into Rocks
Today's Plate Tectonics
What Happens At Plate Margins?
What Drives Plate Tectonics?
Verifying Plate Tectonics Theory
E N R I C H M E N T Rates of Plate Movement
Thermal Plumes, Hotspots, and Hawaii
Exotic Terranes
Broken, Squeezed, or Stretched Rocks Produce Geologic Structures
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D M O N U M E N T S Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The Earth's Formative Stages and the Archean Eon
Earth in Context: A Little Astronomy
E N R I C H M E N T The Origin of the Universe
A Solar System Tour, From Center to Fringe
Following Accretion, Earth Differentiates
The Primitive Atmosphere- Virtually No Oxygen
The Primitive Ocean and the Hydrologic Cycle
Origin of Precambrian "Basement" Rocks
The Origin of Life
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D M O N U M E N T S Voyageurs National Park
In Retrospect
The Proterozoic: Dawn of a More Modern World
Highlights of the Paleoproterozoic (2.5 to 1.6 billion years ago)
E N R I C H M E N T The 18.2-Hour Proterozoic Day
Highlights of the Mesoproterozoic (1.6 to 1.0 billion years ago)
E N R I C H M E N T BIF: Civilization's Indispensable Treasure
Highlights of the Neoproterozoic (1.0 to
million years ago)
Proterozoic Rocks South of the Canadian Shield
E N R I C H M E N T Heliotropic Stromatolites
Proterozoic Life
Early Paleozoic Events
Dance of the Continents
Some Regions Tranquil, Others Active
Identifying the Base of the Cambrian
Early Paleozoic Events
Cratonic Sequences: The Seas Come in, the Seas Go Out
The Sauk and Tippecanoe Sequences
Way Out West: Events in the Cordillera
Deposition in the Far North
Dynamic Events in the East
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S Jasper National Park
E N R I C H M E N T A Colossal Ordovician Ash Fall: Was it a Killer?
The Caledonian Orogenic Belt
E N R I C H M E N T The Big Freeze in North Africa
Aspects of Early Paleozoic Climate
Late Paleozoic Events
The Seas Come in, the Seas Go Out
Unrest Along the Western Margin of the Craton
E N R I C H M E N T The Wealth of Reefs
To the East, A Clash of Continents
Sedimentation and Orogeny in the West
Europe During the Late Paleozoic
Gondwana During the Late Paleozoic
Climates of the Late Paleozoic
Mineral Products of the Late Paleozoic
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D MO N U M E N T S Acadia National Park
Life of the Paleozoic
Animals with Shells Proliferate-and So Does Preservation
The Cambrian Explosion of Life: Amazing Fossil Sites in Canada and China
The Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event
A Variety of Living Strategies
Protistans: Creatures of a Single Cell
Marine Invertebrates Populate the Seas
E N R I C H M E N T The Eyes of Trilobites
Advent of the Vertebrates
The Rise of Fishes
Conodonts: Valuable But Enigmatic Fossils
Advent of Tetrapods
Plants of the Paleozoic
E N R I C H M E N T A Walk Through an Ancient Rainforest
Mass Extinctions
Mesozoic Events
The Breakup of Pangea
The Mesozoic in Eastern North America
The Mesozoic in Western North America
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D MO N U M E N T S Zion National Park
E N R I C H M E N T Did Seafloor Spreading Cause Cretaceous Epicontinental Seas?
The Tethys Sea in Europe
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D MO N U M E N T S Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Gondwana Events
E N R I C H M E N T Chunneling Through the Cretaceous
Life of the Mesozoic
Climate Controls It All
Mesozoic Invertebrates
Mesozoic Vertebrates
Dinosaurs: "Terrifying Lizards"
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D MO N U M E N T S Dinosaur National Monument
Dinosaurs: Cold-blooded, Warm-blooded, or Both?
Dinosaur Parenting
E N R I C H M E N T Can We Bring Back the Dinosaurs?
Flying Reptiles
Dragons of the Seas
The Rise of Modern Birds
E N R I C H M E N T The Archaeopteryx Controversy
The Mammalian Vanguard
Sea Plants and Phytoplankton
Land Plants
Late Cretaceous Catastrophe
E N R I C H M E N T Bolides and Modern Day Catastrophism
Cenozoic Events
The Tectonics-Climate Connection
Stability and Erosion Along the North American Eastern Margin
Gulf Coast: Transgressing and Regressing Sea
The Mighty Cordillera
E N R I C H M E N T Oil Shale
Creating the Basin and Range Province
G E O L O G Y O F N A T I O N A L P A R K S A N D MO N UME N T S Badlands National Park, South Dakota
E N R I C H M E N T Hellish Conditions in the Basin and Range Province
Colorado Plateau Uplift
Columbia Plateau and Cascades Volcanism
Sierra Nevada and California
The New West Coast Tectonics
Meanwhile, Drama Overseas
Big Freeze: The Pleistocene Ice Age
What Caused the Ice Age?
Cenozoic Climates: Global Warming Then Cooling
Life of the Cenozoic
Grasslands Expand, Mammals Respond
Plankton
Marine Invertebrates
Vertebrates
Mammals
Monotremes
Marsupials
Placental Mammals
E N R I C H M E N T How the Elephant Got Its Trunk
Demise of the Pleistocene Giants
Human Origins
Primates
Modern Primates
Primate Beginnings
The Early Anthropoids
The Australopithecine Stage and the Emergence of Hominins
A Species in Transition: Australopithecus Sediba
The Homo Erectus Stage
Final Stages of Human Evolution
E N R I C H M E N T Being Upright: Good News, Bad News
E N R I C H M E N T Neandertal or Neanderthal?
E N R I C H M E N T Neandertal Ritual
Humans Arrive in the Americas
Human Population:
Billion and Growing
What Lies Ahead?
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