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Interpreting Earth History A Manual in Historical Geology

Textbook Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: M Petersen
240 pages
Publisher: McGraw Hill
Interpreting Earth History
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  • Interpreting Earth History ISBN: 9780697282903 Edition: 6 Paperback Dec 1998 Out of Print #85073
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Laboratory textbook for historical geology. The book is separated into two parts, the first section covering the principles and concepts needed for the study of earth history. The second part features 18 practical exercises dealing with regions of the United States and Canada.


Part I 1 Review of Earth Materials 2 The Principle of Uniformity 3 Subdivision of a Rock Column 4 Physical Correlation 5 Facies Relationships 6 Relative Dating-Sequences of Events 7 Radiometric Dating 8 Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics 9 Fossils and Fossilization 10 Fossil Classification and Morphology 11 Evidence of Evolution 12 Patterns of Evolution 13 Biostratigraphic Correlation 14 The Dinosaurs Part II 15 Interpretation of Geologic Maps 16 Canadian Shield-Core of the Continent 17 Interior Lowland-The Stable Interior 18 Folded Appalachian Mountains 19 New England Appalachians 20 The Catskills 21 Coastal Plains 22 Colorado Plateau and Ancient Colorado Mountains 23 Wasatch Mountains 24 Uinta Mountains 25 Canadian Rockies 26 Black Hills and the High Plains 27 Sierra Nevada 28 Block-Fault Mountains of the Basin and Range 29 Active Coast Ranges of California 30 Arctic Islands 31 Pleistocene Glaciation 32 Hominid Fossils 33 The Expanding Universe Appendix Review of Topographic Map Reading

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Textbook Handbook / Manual Out of Print
By: M Petersen
240 pages
Publisher: McGraw Hill
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