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Earth System History

This classic textbook is now in its fourth edition and Steven Stanley has teamed up with John Luczaj, an award winning field geologist. Written from a truly integrated earth systems perspective this updated edition includes new coverage on mass extinction, the hot topic of climate change and Proterozoic history. There is a wide range of interactive studying and teaching tools available with this text, because of LaunchPad access. Earth System History is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See `Instructor Resources' and `Student Resources' for further information.
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Table of Contents

Part I Materials, Processes, and Principles.- CHAPTER 1 Earth as a System.- CHAPTER 2 Rock-Forming Minerals and Rocks.- CHAPTER 3 The Diversity of Life.- CHAPTER 4 Environments and Life.- CHAPTER 5 Sedimentary Environments.- CHAPTER 6 Correlation and Dating of the Rock Record.- CHAPTER 7 Evolution and the Fossil Record.- CHAPTER 8 The Theory of Plate Tectonics.- CHAPTER 9 Continental Tectonics and Mountain Chains.- CHAPTER 10 Major Geochemical CyclesPart II The Story of Earth.- CHAPTER 11 The Hadean and Archean Eons of Precambrian Time.- CHAPTER 12 The Proterozoic Eon of Precambrian Time.- CHAPTER 13 The Early Paleozoic World.- CHAPTER 14 The Middle Paleozoic WorldCHAPTER 15 The Late Paleozoic World.- CHAPTER 16 The Early Mesozoic Era.- CHAPTER 17 The Cretaceous World.- CHAPTER 18 The Paleogene World.- CHAPTER 19 The Late Cenozoic World Before the Holocene.- CHAPTER 20 The Retreat of Glaciers and the Holocene.

About the Author

Dr. Steven M. Stanley is the recipient of the 2013 Geological Society of America (GSA) Penrose Medal, the Society's highest honor.

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