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  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2 edition (December 28, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1284108295
  • ISBN-13: 978-1284108293
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
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BRIEF CONTENTS

  • Part  1  Earth Systems: Their Nature and Their Study
  • Chapter  1  Investigating Earth Systems
  • Chapter  2  Plate Tectonics
  • Chapter  3  Earth Systems: Processes and Interactions
  • Chapter  4  Sedimentary Rocks, Sedimentary Environments, and Fossils
  • Chapter  5  Evolution and Extinction
  • Chapter  6  Geologic Time and Stratigraphy
  • Part  2  The Precambrian Origin and Early Evolution of Earth’s Systems
  • Chapter  7  An Extraordinary Beginning: The Hadean and Archean
  • Chapter  8  The Origins of Life
  • Chapter  9  The Proterozoic: Life Becomes a Geologic Force
  • Chapter  10  Life’s Big Bang: The Explosive Origins and Early Diversification of Multicellular Animals
  • Part  3  The Phanerozoic: Toward the Modern World
  • Chapter  11  The Early-to-Middle Paleozoic World
  • Chapter  12  Late Paleozoic World
  • Chapter  13  The Mesozoic Era
  • Chapter  14  The Cenozoic Era: The Paleogene Period
  • Chapter  15  The Cenozoic Era: The Neogene Period
  • Part  4  Humans and the Environment
  • Chapter  16  Rapid Climate Change During the Holocene
  • Chapter  17  The Anthropocene: Humans as an Environmental Force 

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