Earth System History (4th Revised edition)

Earth System History (4th Revised edition)

By: Steven M. Stanley (author), John A. Luczaj (author)Paperback

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Steven Stanley's classic textbook, now coauthored with John Luczaj, remains the only book for the historical geology course written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective. The thoroughly updated new edition includes important new coverage on mass extinctions, climate change, and Proterozoic history, plus a range of interactive studying and teaching tools.Congratulations to Steven StanleyDr. Steven M. Stanley is the recipient of the 2013 Geological Society of America (GSA) Penrose Medal, the Society s highest honor. This medal, which is awarded for eminent research in pure geology, was presented at the GSA 125th Annual Meeting & Exposition."

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Steven M. Stanley is a research professor in Paleobiology at the University of Hawaii, USA. Dr. Stanley has written three previous editions of Earth System History and a total of three editions of its predecessors, Earth and Life Through Time and Exploring Earth and Life Through Time. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and numerous awards, including the Paleontological Society Medal, the James H. Shea Award of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (for books authored), the Mary Clark Thompson Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, the Twenhofel Medal of the Society of the Society for Sedimentary Geology, and the Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of America. John A. Luczaj is a field geologist and currently chair of the Geoscience unit in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA. Dr. Luczaj has conducted research on hydrothermal dolomitization, fluid-inclusions in minerals, groundwater geochemistry and aquifer recovery, geologic mapping, geomorphology, and Holocene cave deposits. One of his most important contributions was the first successful dating of diagenetic dolomite using the U-Pb method.


PART I: MATERIALS, PROCESSES, AND PRINCIPLES 1. Earth as a System 2. Rock-Forming Minerals and Rocks 3. The Diversity of Life 4. Environments and Life 5. Sedimentary Environments 6. Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record 7. Evolution and the Fossil Record 8. The Theory of Plate Tectonics 9. Continental Tectonics and Mountain Chains 10. Major Chemical Cycles PART II: THE STORY OF EARTH 11. The Hadean and Archean Eons of Precambrian Time 12. The Proterozoic Eon of Precambrian Time 13. The Early Paleozoic World 14. The Middle Paleozoic World 15. The Late Paleozoic World 16. The Early Mesozoic Era 17. The Cretaceous World 18. The Paleogene World 19. The Neogene World 20. The Holocene

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/06/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781429255264
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 608
  • ID: 9781429255264
  • weight: 1102
  • ISBN10: 1429255269
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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