This best-selling historical geology text provides an excellent balance of basic geology and paleontology. The Earth Through Time, Eighth Edition, provides rich, authoritative coverage of the history of the Earth, offering the most comprehensive history in the discipline today. The Eighth Edition maintains its strong approach to stratigraphy and paleontology that other texts have lost. The text's paleogeographic maps are excellent in detail and are a vital component in understanding the earth's history.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Science of Historical Geology Chapter 2. Early Geologists Tackle History's Mysteries Chapter 3. Time and Geology Chapter 4. Rocks and Minerals: Documents that Record Earth's History Chapter 5. The Sedimentary Archives Chapter 6. Life on Earth: What Do Fossils Reveal? Chapter 7. Plate Tectonics Underlies All Earth History Chapter 8. Earliest Earth: 2,100,000,000 Years of the Archean Eon Chapter 9. The Proterozoic: Dawn of a More Modern World Chapter 10. Early Paleozoic Events Chapter 11. Late Paleozoic Events Chapter 12. Life of the Paleozoic Chapter 13. Mesozoic Events Chapter 14. Life of the Mesozoic Chapter 15. Cenozoic Events Chapter 16. Life of the Cenozoic Chapter 17. Human Origins