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

  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 1615301941
  • ISBN-13: 9781615301942
  • DDC: 560.178
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 344 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
  • Price:  Sign in for price

About

Overview

Its constant evolution over the millennia since its inception has made the Earth a dynamic entity, subject to numerous climactic and environmental forces that are forever changing this planet. In its most recent stage, the planet has seen an incredible diversification in plant and animal life, with the most prominent development of the Cenozoic era being the emergence of mammals. This book examines our most immediate ancestors and the geologic, geographic, and environmental factors that helped make their primacy inevitable.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: An Overview of Cenozoic Time.
2: Geologic Processes.
3: Cenozoic Life.
4: The Tertiary Period.
5: The Tertiary Environment.
6: Paleogeography.
7: Paleoclimate.
8: Tertiary Life.
9: Flowering Plants and Grasses.
10: Birds.
11: The Rise of Mammals.
12: Life in the Oceans.
13: Tertiary Rocks.
14: The Major Subdivisions of the Tertiary System.
15: The Occurrence and Distribution of Tertiary Deposits.
16: Establishing Tertiary Boundaries.
17: The Correlation of Tertiary Strata.
18: The Paleogene Period.
19: The Paleocene Epoch.
20: Danian Stage.
21: Selandian Stage.
22: Thanetian Stage.
23: The Eocene Epoch.
24: Ypresian Stage.
25: Lutetian Stage.
26: Bartonian Stage.
27: Priabonian Stage.
28: The Oligocene Epoch.
29: Rupelian Stage.
30: Chattian Stage.
31: Significant Life-Forms of the Paleogene Period.
32: Arsinoitherium.
33: Barylambda.
34: Basilosaurus.
35: Borhyaenidae.
36: Brontothere.
37: Coryphodon.
38: Dawn Horse.
39: Diatryma.
40: Hyaenodon.
41: Indricotherium.
42: Litoptern.
43: Mesohippus.
44: Miacis.
45: Miohippus.
46: Moeritherium.
47: Notharctus.
48: Notoungulata.
49: Nummulites.
50: Olive Shell.
51: Phenacodus.
52: Ptilodus.
53: Sabre-Toothed Cats.
54: Taeniodont.
55: Titanothere.
56: Uintatherium.
57: Venericardia.
58: The Neogene Period.
59: The Miocene Epoch.
60: Aquitanian Stage.
61: Burdigalian Stage.
62: Langhian Stage.
63: Serravallian Stage.
64: Tortonian Stage.
65: Messinian Stage.
66: The Pliocene Epoch.
67: Zanclean Stage.
68: Piacenzian Stage.
69: Significant Life-Forms of the Neogene Period.
70: Camelops.
71: Cave Bear.
72: Chalicotherium.
73: Dinohyus.
74: Dryopithecus.
75: Gigantopithecus.
76: Glans.
77: Glyptodon.
78: Mastodon.
79: Merychippus.
80: Moropus.
81: Oreopithecus.
82: Pliohippus.
83: Ramapithecus.
84: Riversleigh Fossils.
85: Sivapithecus.
86: Thylacosmilus.
87: The Quaternary Period.
88: The Quaternary Environment.
89: Glaciation.
90: Sea-Level Changes.
91: Paleoclimate.
92: Quaternary Life.
93: Fauna and Flora.
94: Hominin Evolution.
95: Quaternary Geology.
96: The Economic Significance of Quaternary Deposits.
97: Types of Quaternary Sediments.
98: The Correlation of Quaternary Deposits.
99: Significant Life-Forms of the Quaternary Period.
100: Aepyornis.
101: Castoroides.
102: Diprotodon.
103: Dire Wolf.
104: Irish Elk.
105: Mammoth.
106: Megatherium.
107: Mylodon.
108: Toxodon.
109: Woolly Rhinoceros.
110: The Pleistocene Epoch.
111: Pleistocene Stratigraphy.
112: The Marine Oxygen Isotope Record.
113: Loess-Paleosol Records.
114: Glacial Records.
115: Ice-Core Records.
116: The Pliocene–Pleistocene Boundary.
117: Stages of the Pleistocene Epoch.
118: Gelasian Stage.
119: Calabrian Stage.
120: Ionian Stage.
121: Tarantian Stage.
122: Pleistocene Events and Environments.
123: Glaciation.
124: Periglacial Environments.
125: Lacustrine Environments.
126: Fluvial Environments.
127: Coastal Environments and Sea-Level Changes.
128: Eolian Activity.
129: Tectonic and Isostatic Movements.
130: Pleistocene Fauna and Flora.
131: Evolutionary Changes.
132: The Migration of Plants and Animals.
133: Megafaunal Extinctions.
134: Cause of the Climatic Changes and Glaciations.
135: The Holocene Epoch.
136: Holocene Stratigraphy.
137: Chronology and Correlation.
138: The Pleistocene–Holocene Boundary.
139: The Nature of the Holocene Record.
140: Deep Oceanic Deposits.
141: Continental Shelf and Coastal Regions.
142: Other Coastal Regions.
143: Holocene Environment and Biota.
144: Floral Change.
145: Faunal Change.
146: Holocene Climatic Trends and Chronology.
147: The Cenozoic and Beyond.
Glossary.
For Further Reading.
Index.