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.
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.