The Geologic History of Earth, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302778
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302772
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released March 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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A diverse range of organisms and rock formations have survived for many millennia, originating prior to the emergence of human life forms. These geological formations reveal much about Earth's climate and the types of life forms that can endure certain environmental conditions. Using fossil records and geological evidence, this comprehensive series examines all aspects of prehistory, including the ascendancy of dinosaurs and the beginnings of humankind. Numerous photographs and illustrations invite the reader to understand the genesis of life as we know it.

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The Geologic History of Earth: Geochronology, Dating, and Precambrian Time  (ISBN-10: 161530195X | ISBN-13: 9781615301959)

Though it encompasses the majority of the Earth's history, much about Precambrian time still remains unknown to us. With its climate extremes and unstable surfaces, Precambrian Earth hardly resembled the planet we see today. Yet for all its differences, it made the existence of future generations possible. This volume helps unlock the mysteries of prehistory by considering available geologic evidence while providing a deep dive into the finesses of geochronology.

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The Geologic History of Earth: The Cenozoic Era  (ISBN-10: 1615301941 | ISBN-13: 9781615301942)

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.

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The Geologic History of Earth: The Mesozoic Era  (ISBN-10: 1615301933 | ISBN-13: 9781615301935)

Dinosaurs have captured the imaginations of children and adults alike since the first fossil discoveries mapped them onto our general body of knowledge. This book journeys to an era long before humans, where dinosaurs were once masters of land, sky, and sea. In addition to accounts of significant dinosaur species and their extinction, readers will learn about the major life forms, both plant and animal, alongside whom dinosaurs dwelled, as well as the geographical and environmental factors that affected their subsistence.

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The Geologic History of Earth: The Paleozoic Era  (ISBN-10: 1615301968 | ISBN-13: 9781615301966)

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.

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