eBook Earth Science-Earth’s Surface and History, 1st Edition

  • Joe Spradley
  • David Kenneth Elliott
  • Steven I. Dutch University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
  • Dr. Margaret Boorstein
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  • ISBN-10: 1587659808
  • ISBN-13: 9781587659805
  • DDC: 550
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 650 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This two-volume set describes mountain ranges, the oceans, continental movement, and a wide variety of features that have influenced life on earth. Detailed explorations of the evolution of dinosaurs, fish, birds, plant life and humans, as they were influenced by the earth's surface, fill this set. Fantastic disruptions, from Mount St. Helens to the ice ages are woven into the story of how the earth influences everything.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Introduction.
Contributors.
Common Units of Measure.
Complete List of Contents.
Category List of Contents.
1: Abyssal Sea Floor.
2: African Rift Valley System.
3: Alpine Glaciers.
4: Alps.
5: Andes.
6: Appalachians.
7: Archaebacteria.
8: Basin and Range Province.
9: Biogeography.
10: Biostratigraphy.
11: Calderas.
12: Cambrian Diversification of Life.
13: Carbonate Rocks.
14: Cascades.
15: Catastrophism.
16: Caves and Caverns.
17: Cenozoic Era.
18: Clastic Rocks.
19: Coastal Processes.
20: Colonization of the Land.
21: Continental Crust.
22: Continental Drift.
23: Continental Glaciers.
24: Continental Growth.
25: Continental Rift Zones.
26: Continental Shelf and Slope.
27: Continental Structures.
28: Continents and Subcontinents.
29: Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary.
30: Deserts and Dunes.
31: Dinosaurs.
32: Displaced Terranes.
33: Ediacaran Fossils.
34: Eruptions.
35: Eukaryotes.
36: Evolution of Birds.
37: Evolution of Flight.
38: Evolution of Humans.
39: Evolution of Life.
40: Faults.
41: Fish-Amphibian Transition.
42: Flood Basalts.
43: Fluvial Processes.
44: Fold Belts.
45: Folds.
46: Forecasting Eruptions.
47: Fossil Fish.
48: Fossilization and Taphonomy.
49: Fossil Plants.
50: Fossil Record.
51: Fossil Reptiles and Amphibians.
52: Fossils of the Earliest Life-Forms.
53: Fossils of the Earliest Vertebrates.
54: Geoarchaeology.
55: Geoclines.
56: Geologic Time Scale.
57: Geomicrobiology.
58: Geomorphology and Human Activity.
59: Geomorphology of Dry Climate Areas.
60: Geomorphology of Wet Climate Areas.
61: Geysers and Hot Springs.
62: Glacial Deposits.
63: Glacial Landforms.
64: Glacial Surges.
65: Gondwanaland and Laurasia.
66: Grand Canyon.
67: Groundwater.
68: Hadean and Archean Eons.
69: Hawaiian Islands.
70: Himalaya.
71: Hot Spots, Island Chains, and Intraplate Volcanism.
72: Hydrothermal Vent Fauna.
73: Ice Ages.
74: Iceland.
75: Ice Sheets and Ice Streams.
76: Island Arcs.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
1: Joints.
2: Karst Topography.
3: Krakatau.
4: Land Bridges.
5: Lava Flow.
6: Life’s Origins.
7: Mammals.
8: Marine Terraces.
9: Mass Extinctions.
10: Mass Wasting.
11: Mesozoic Era.
12: Microfossils.
13: Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalts.
14: Minerals.
15: Molecular Paleontology.
16: Mountain Belts.
17: Mount Pelée.
18: Mount Pinatubo.
19: Mount St. Helens.
20: Mount Vesuvius.
21: Neanderthals.
22: Ocean Basins.
23: Ocean-Floor Exploration.
24: Oceanic Crust.
25: Ocean Ridge System.
26: Ophiolites.
27: Paleobiogeography.
28: Paleobotany.
29: Paleoclimatology.
30: Paleoecology.
31: Paleogeography and Paleocurrents.
32: Paleoseismology.
33: Paleosols.
34: Paleozoic Era.
35: Pangaea.
36: Permafrost.
37: Permo-Triassic Boundary.
38: Petrified Wood.
39: Popocatépetl.
40: Prokaryotes.
41: Proterozoic Eon.
42: Radiometric Dating.
43: Recent Eruptions.
44: Ring of Fire.
45: River Valleys.
46: Rocky Mountains.
47: Seafloor Spreading.
48: Shield Volcanoes.
49: Sierra Nevada.
50: Snowball Earth.
51: Spreading Centers.
52: Stratigraphic Correlation.
53: Stratovolcanoes.
54: Stromatolites.
55: Supercontinent Cycles.
56: Systematics and Classification.
57: Thrust Belts.
58: Trace Fossils.
59: Transgression and Regression.
60: Transverse Ranges.
61: Unconformities.
62: Uniformitarianism.
63: Volcanic Hazards.
64: Weathering.
65: Yellowstone National Park.
Appendixes.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Earthquakes in History.
Geological Time Scale.
Glacial Retreat.
Tectonic Plates/Crust.
Subject Index.