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A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016

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By: James G Ogg (Author), Gabi M Ogg (Author), Felix M Gradstein (Author)

234 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour maps

Elsevier

Paperback | May 2016 | #229926 | ISBN-13: 9780444637710
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A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016 presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion years, as well as a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus. The authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an international geologic time scale for many years, and the charts in this book present the most up-to-date international standard, as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences.

A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016 is an essential reference for all geoscientists, including researchers, students, and petroleum and mining professionals. The presentation is non-technical and illustrated with numerous colour charts, maps and photographs. The book also includes a detachable laminated card of the complete time scale for use as a handy reference in the office, laboratory, or field.


Contents

- Introduction
- Planetary time scale
- Precambrian
- Cambrian Period
- Ordovician period
- Silurian Period
- Devonian Period
- Carboniferous Period
- Permian Period
- Triassic Period
- Jurassic Period
- Cretaceous period
- Paleogene Period
- Neogene Period
- Quaternary Period

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Index


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Biography

James Ogg has over 35 years' experience in the fields of Marine Stratigraphy, Paleoceanography, Paleomagnetism, Sedimentology. Currently a professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, Ogg is renowned for coordinating the development of the international geological time scale: over the last 25 years Gradstein et al.'s Time Scales, most recently the 2012 Geologic Time Scale (GTS2012), have become a ubiquitous "gold standard for all Earth Scientists. Ogg has published over 100 articles and coordinated 2 books as first or co-author on aspects of stratigraphy in refereed journals since 1986, and has contributed to over 70 chapters in Deep Sea Drilling Project and Ocean Drilling Program volumes. He has also won numerous awards, including the Geological Society of America: Mary B. Ansari Best Reference Work Award for The Geologic Time Scale: 2004 and most recently the 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention Award for a multi-volume scientific reference.

Felix M. Gradstein has a distinguished career of more than 35 years in the fields of stratigraphy, micropalaeontology and geochronology. He is renowned for coordinating the development of the international geological time scale: over the last 25 years Gradstein et al.'s Time Scales, most recently the 2012 Geologic Time Scale (GTS2012), have become a ubiquitous "gold standard for all Earth Scientists. Gradstein has authored over 140 scientific publications in the fields of geological time scales, quantitative stratigraphic methods, stratigraphy and sedimentology of petroleum basins, plate tectonics, palaeoceanography, and deep-water micropalaeontology. He has a career that spans the divides between industry, government and academia, with periods working for Esso and Saga Petroleum, the Geological Survey of Canada, and Dalhousie University. He is currently Professor in the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. Gradstein recently won the 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention Award for a multi-volume scientific reference.

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