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The Biography of the Earth: The Precambrian Story

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

The way the planet has changed through geologic time, and life on it, the account of the Earth, is the topic of this and the next three chapters, starting in this chapter with the Precambrian ... More


Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

This book is a scientific, historical, and philosophical narrative for general readers that explores the relationship between humans and the Earth and the geologic principles of time, plate ... More


The Biography of the Earth: Mesozoic Era

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

The story of the Phanerozoic Eon continues in this chapter with the Mesozoic Era. The first period in the Mesozoic, the Triassic, was bookended by two extinction events, the one at the beginning, ... More


The Biography of the Earth: Paleozoic Era

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

This chapter focuses on the first era of the Phanerozoic Eon (“visible life”), the Paleozoic Era, when life burgeoned after a rapid shift from a frozen setting during Snowball Earth times to dramatic ... More


Biography of the Earth: Cenozoic Era

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

The last era in the Phanerozoic Eon, the Cenozoic Era, is detailed in this chapter. The rise and radiation of the mammals occurred during Cenozoic after the devastation wrought by the Chicxulub ... More


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