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Erickson, Jon

An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals

Seeking Clues to the Earth`s Past

€ 69.95

Discusses the Earth`s early history, marine and terrestrial fossils, crystals and minerals, rock types, and gems and precious metals.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Tables
vii
Acknowledgmentsix
Forewordxi
Introductionxiii
The Earth`s History: Understanding Our Planet`s Past
1(23)
The Precambrian Era
The Paleozoic Era
The Mesozoic Era
The Cenozoic Era
The Pleistocene Ice Age
Clues to the Past: The Principles of Paleontology
24(26)
Keys to the History of Life
Evidence for Evolution
Mass Extinctions
Geologic Age Dating
The Geologic Time Scale
Rock Types: The Rock-Forming Process
50(25)
Igneous Rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Fossil Formation: The Preservation of Past Life
75(25)
The Fossil Family Tree
The Sedimentary Environment
Fossil Preservation
Tracks, Trails, and Footprints
Marine Fossils: Creatures Preserved from the Sea
100(24)
Protistids
Sponges
Coelenterates
Bryozoans
Brachiopods
Mollusks
Annelids
Arthropods
Echinoderms
Vertebrates
Terrestrial Fossils: Creatures Preserved from the Land
124(23)
Land Plants
Amphibians
Reptiles
Dinosaurs
Birds
Mammals
Crystals and Minerals: Basic Building Blocks of Rocks
147(24)
Crystals
Identification of Minerals
The Rock-Forming Minerals
Ore Deposits
Gems and Precious Metals: Minerals of Great Value
171(23)
Quartz Gems
Transparent Gems
Opaque Gems
Diamonds
Gold and Silver
Precious Metals and Rare Earths
The Rare and Unusual: Rocks with Unique Properties
194(23)
Rocks that Follow the Sun
Minerals that Reverse Themselves
Halos of Stone
Whistling Stones
Stone Pillars
Minerals that Glow in the Dark
Lightning Fast Glass
Stones from the Sky
Where Fossils and Minerals are Found
217(25)
Fossil-Bearing Rocks
Mineral-Bearing Rocks
Geologic Maps
Collecting Fossils and Minerals
Glossary242(11)
Bibliography253(8)
Index261
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