Song of the Earth : understanding geology and why it matters / Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim.

A loving portrayal of our precious planet that offers easy-to-grasp discussions of scientific concepts and detailed examinations of Earth's tectonic, biological, and paleontological forces... Did you know that the history of Earth can be revealed by examining everything on it? From the esoteric...

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Main Author: Ervin-Blankenheim, Elisabeth (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2021.
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Table of Contents:
  • Geology emerges as a science : European roots
  • Geology emerges as a science : on the other side of the pond
  • Geologic time : from an early geologic time scale
  • Geologic time : measuring time and the nature of deep time
  • Plate tectonics : history of the revolution in Earth sciences
  • Plate tectonics : oceans, continents, plates, and how they interact
  • Life on the Earth : evolution, extinctions, and biodiversity
  • The biography of the Earth : the Precambrian story
  • The biography of the Earth : Paleozoic Era
  • The biography of the Earth : Mesozoic Era
  • Biography of the Earth : Cenozoic Era
  • The Earth's impact on life and life's impact on the Earth.