Earth System History (4th ed. 2015)

Earth System History (4th ed. 2015)

By: Steven M. Stanley (author)Paperback

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This classic textbook is now in its fourth edition and Steven Stanley has teamed up with John Luczaj, an award winning field geologist. Written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective this updated edition includes new coverage on mass extinction, the hot topic of climate change and Proterozoic history. There is a wide range of interactive studying and teaching tools available with this text, because of LaunchPad access. Earth System History is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See `Instructor Resources' and `Student Resources' for further information.

About Author

Dr. Steven M. Stanley is the recipient of the 2013 Geological Society of America (GSA) Penrose Medal, the Society's highest honor.


Part I Materials, Processes, and Principles.- CHAPTER 1 Earth as a System.- CHAPTER 2 Rock-Forming Minerals and Rocks.- CHAPTER 3 The Diversity of Life.- CHAPTER 4 Environments and Life.- CHAPTER 5 Sedimentary Environments.- CHAPTER 6 Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record.- CHAPTER 7 Evolution and the Fossil Record.- CHAPTER 8 The Theory of Plate Tectonics.- CHAPTER 9 Continental Tectonics and Mountain Chains.- CHAPTER 10 Major Geochemical CyclesPart II The Story of Earth.- CHAPTER 11 The Hadean and Archean Eons of Precambrian Time.- CHAPTER 12 The Proterozoic Eon of Precambrian Time.- CHAPTER 13 The Early Paleozoic World.- CHAPTER 14 The Middle Paleozoic WorldCHAPTER 15 The Late Paleozoic World.- CHAPTER 16 The Early Mesozoic Era.- CHAPTER 17 The Cretaceous World.- CHAPTER 18 The Paleogene World.- CHAPTER 19 The Late Cenozoic World Before the Holocene.- CHAPTER 20 The Retreat of Glaciers and the Holocene.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781319154028
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781319154028
  • ISBN10: 1319154026
  • edition: 4th ed. 2015

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