eBook The Geologic History of Earth: The Paleozoic Era, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615301968
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301966
  • DDC: 561.112
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 340 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Characterized by a surge in biodiversity and evolutionary development, the Paleozoic Era ushered in the beginnings of life as we know it. Within these pages, readers will discover the fossil and geologic evidence from this time that reveals a dynamic planet, where new species of plants and animals were constantly emerging and continents were breaking apart and reforming. While many of the species from this era are now extinct and the continents are relatively stable, remnants of this era still continue to shed much-needed light on the conditions of Earth, both past and present.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: An Overview of Paleozoic Time.
2: Paleozoic Life.
3: Paleozoic Geography.
4: The Cambrian Period.
5: The Cambrian Environment.
6: Paleogeography.
7: Paleoclimate.
8: Cambrian Life.
9: The Fossil Record of the Precambrian-Cambrian Transition.
10: Photosynthetic Organisms.
11: Fauna.
12: Deposits with Soft-Bodied Organisms.
13: Cambrian Extinction Events.
14: Significant Cambrian Life-Forms.
15: Cambrian Geology.
16: Types and Distribution.
17: The Boundaries and Subdivisions of the Cambrian System.
18: The Economic Significance of Cambrian Deposits.
19: The Correlation of Cambrian Strata.
20: Stages of the Cambrian Period.
21: Fortunian Stage.
22: Drumian Stage.
23: Guzhangian Stage.
24: Paibian Stage.
25: The Ordovician Period.
26: The Ordovician Environment.
27: Paleogeography.
28: Paleoclimate.
29: Ordovician Life.
30: Marine Organisms.
31: Terrestrial Organisms.
32: The Ordovician Radiation.
33: Ordovician Extinction Events.
34: Faunal Provinces.
35: Significant Ordovician Life-Forms.
36: Ordovician Geology.
37: Significant Geologic Events.
38: The Economic Significance of Ordovician Deposits.
39: The Major Subdivisions of the Ordovician System.
40: The Correlation of Ordovician Strata.
41: Stages of the Ordovician Period.
42: Tremadocian Stage.
43: Floian Stage.
44: Dapingian Stage.
45: Darriwilian Stage.
46: Sandbian Stage.
47: Katian Stage.
48: Hirnantian Stage.
49: The Silurian Period.
50: The Silurian Environment.
51: Paleogeography.
52: Paleoclimate.
53: Silurian Life.
54: Pentamerid Communities.
55: Reef Mounds and Coral Biostromes.
56: Fishes.
57: Vascular Land Plants.
58: Silurian Extinction Events.
59: Significant Silurian Life-Forms.
60: Silurian Geology.
61: The Economic Significance of Silurian Deposits.
62: The Major Subdivisions of the Silurian System.
63: Significant Geologic Events.
64: The Occurence and Distribution of Silurian Deposits.
65: The Correlation of Silurian Strata.
66: Establishing Silurian Boundaries.
67: Stages of the Silurian Period.
68: Rhuddanian Stage.
69: Aeronian Stage.
70: Telychian Stage.
71: Sheinwoodian Stage.
72: Homerian Stage.
73: Gorstian Stage.
74: Ludfordian Stage.
75: Pridoli Series.
76: The Devonian Period.
77: The Devonian Environment.
78: Paleogeography.
79: Paleoclimate.
80: Devonian Life.
81: Invertebrates.
82: Vertebrates.
83: Plants.
84: Faunal Realms and Migrations.
85: Devonian Extinction Events.
86: Significant Devonian Life-Forms.
87: Devonian Geology.
88: Significant Geologic Events.
89: The Economic Significance of Devonian Deposits.
90: The Major Subdivisions of the Devonian System.
91: Establishing Devonian Boundaries.
92: The Occurrence and Distribution of Devonian Deposits.
93: The Correlation of Devonian Strata.
94: Stages of the Devonian Period.
95: Lochkovian Stage.
96: Pragian Stage.
97: Emsian Stage.
98: Eifelian Stage.
99: Givetian Stage.
100: Frasnian Stage.
101: Famennian Stage.
102: The Carboniferous Period.
103: The Carboniferous Environment.
104: Paleogeography.
105: Paleoclimate.
106: Carboniferous Life.
107: Invertebrates.
108: Plants.
109: Fishes.
110: Amphibians and Early Reptiles.
111: Significant Carboniferous Life-Forms.
112: Carboniferous Geology.
113: Significant Geologic Events.
114: The Major Subdivisions of the Carboniferous System.
115: The Economic Significance of Carboniferous Deposits.
116: The Occurrence and Distribution of Carboniferous Deposits.
117: The Correlation of Carboniferous Strata.
118: Stages of the Carboniferous Period.
119: Mississippian Subperiod.
120: Pennsylvanian Subperiod.
121: The permian Period.
122: The Permian Environment.
123: Paleogeography.
124: Paleoclimate.
125: Permian Life.
126: The Emergence of Important Reptiles.
127: Permian Mass Extinction.
128: Significant Permian Life-Forms.
129: Permian Geology.
130: The Major Subdivisions of the Permian System.
131: The Economic Significance of Permian Deposits.
132: The Occurrence and Distribution of Permian Deposits.
133: The Correlation of Permian Strata.
134: Delineating the Major Boundaries and Subdivisions of the Permian System.
135: Stages of the Permian Period.
136: Asselian Stage.
137: Sakmarian Stage.
138: Artinskian Stage.
139: Kungurian Stage.
140: Roadian Stage.
141: Wordian Stage.
142: Capitanian Stage.
143: Wuchiapingian Stage.
144: Changhsingian Stage.
Conclusion.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.