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Earth Through Time

Earth Through Time - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0470000205

Cover of Earth Through Time 7TH 03 (ISBN 978-0470000205)
ISBN13: 978-0470000205
ISBN10: 0470000201
Edition: 7TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No

Earth Through Time - 7TH 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0470000205

Harold L. Levin

ISBN13: 978-0470000205
ISBN10: 0470000201
Edition: 7TH 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2003
International: No


Through six best-selling editions, Harold Levin's THE EARTH THROUGH TIME has proven that studying the ancient world doesn't have to be a passive experience. Instead, the text encourages you to make the Earth's history your own and to get involved in the material. As our understanding of paleogeography grows and the feild advances, this text consistently keeps the pace. The new edition features updated and revised content as well as outstanding art and highly motivated pedagogy.

Highlight s of the Seventh Edition: *

Balanced coverage of basic geology and paleontology. The Seventh Edition maintains its strong approach to stratigraphy and paleontology.


Expanded coverage of Hadean history, Precambrian glaciations, and microbial life in harsh environments, as well as cladistic interpretation of reptiles, additional information and illustrations of the origin of igneous rocks, and the historical significance of metamorphic facies.


Stunning artwork that brings the ancient world to life. In addition, the text is richly illustrated with geologic block diagrams, cross-sections, stratigraphic maps, paleogeographic maps, and phylogenetic trees.


Geology of National Parks boxes, including several that are new to this edition, provide further illustrations of concepts examined in the text.


New Enrichment boxes include the "Origin of the Universe," "Geosynclinal Hypothesis Displaced by Plate Tectonics," and "Can We Bring Back the Dinosaurs?"


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Author Bio

Levin, Harold :

Harold ("Hal") Levin began his career as a petroleum geologist in 1956 after receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Missouri and a doctorate from Washington University. His fondness for teaching brought him  back to Washington University in 1962, where he is currently professor of geology and paleontology in  the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. His writing efforts include authorship of seven edition of The Earth Through Time, four editions of Contemporary Physical Geology; Essentials of Earth Science and co-authorship of Earth: Past and Present, as well as eight editions of Laboratory Studies in Historical Geology; Life Through Time, and more recently, Ancient Invertebrates and Their Living Relatives.

For his courses in physical geology, historical geology, paleontology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy, Hal has received several awards for excellence in teaching. The accompanying photograph was taken during a lecture on life of the Cenozoic Era. The horse skull serves to illustrate changes in the teeth and jaws of grazing animals in response to the spread of prairies and savannahs during the Miocene and subsequent epochs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Earth History.
Chapter 2. Earth Materials: A Physical Geology Refresher.
Chapter 3. The Sedimentary Archives.
Chapter 4. The Fossil Record.
Chapter 5. Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics.
Chapter 6. The Primordial Earth: Hadean and Archean Eons.
Chapter 7. The Proterozoic Eon.
Chapter 8. Early Paleozoic Events.
Chapter 9. Late Paleozoic Events.
Chapter 10. Life of the Paleozoic.
Chapter 11. The Mesozoic Era.
Chapter 12. Life of the Mesozoic.
Chapter 13. The Cenozoic Era.
Chapter 14. Life of the Cenozoic.
Chapter 15. Human Origins.
Appendix A. Classification of Living Things.
Appendix B. Formation Correlation Charts for Representative Sections.
Appendix C 1. Physiographic Provinces of the United States.
Appendix C 2. World Political Map.
Appendix D. Periodic Table and Symbols for Chemical Elements.
Appendix E. Convenient Conversion Factors.
Appendix F. Exponential or Scientific Notation.
Appendix G 1. Rock Symbols.
Appendix G 2. Bedrock Geology of North America.
Appendix G 3. Common Rock-Forming Silicate Minerals.

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