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Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California

L. Barry Albright

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098367
eISBN:
9780520915985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098367.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book describes forty-two fossil taxa recovered during a study of the San Timoteo Badlands that used magnetobiostratigraphy to develop a temporal framework for addressing the tectonic evolution ... More


What Is It about Planet Earth?

Donald Eugene Canfield

in Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145020
eISBN:
9781400849888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145020.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter begins by highlighting the three basic ingredients for life: energy, the chemical components that make up cells, and water. It then shows that the availability of each of these is linked ... More


Life before Oxygen

Donald Eugene Canfield

in Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691145020
eISBN:
9781400849888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145020.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the nature of life on ancient Earth before the evolution of oxygen production. It suggests that the Earth enjoyed an active and diverse biosphere well before the evolution of ... More


Implications and New Directions

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reviews the discussion and argues that the adoption of a tectonic approach to the analysis of organizational change and stability has had beneficial results. It analyzes the relationship ... More


Analysing Organizational Stability and Change

Graham M. Winch

in Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses the existing approaches to technological and organizational change. The diffusion approach, impact approach, and social shaping approach are reviewed and criticized for their ... More


Seismology and Vulcanology in Antiquity?

Hine M. Harry

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

According to the modern theory of plate tectonics, the African continental plate has for some millions of years been colliding with the European one in the middle of the Mediterranean. As a result ... More


The Theory of Evolutionary Biogeography

Rosemary G. Gillespie, Jun Y. Lim, and Andrew J. Rominger

in The Theory of Evolution: Principles, Concepts, and Assumptions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226671024
eISBN:
9780226671338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226671338.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Evolutionary biogeography lies at the intersection between two sets of highly dynamic processes. One set dictates the physical environment, in which changes in size, isolation, and overall ... More


Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Michael Heads

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Molecular studies have revealed highly ordered geographic patterns in plant and animal groups, and this book discusses examples from the tropics. During evolution, phases of community immobilism that ... More


Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny

Anne Nédélec and Jean-Luc Bouchez

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198705611
eISBN:
9780191774515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705611.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Granites are emblematic rocks developed from a magma that crystallized in the Earth’s crust. They ultimately outcrop at the surface worldwide. This book, translated and updated from the original ... More


The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

Roy Livermore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717867
eISBN:
9780191860492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717867.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics, History of Physics

Written in a witty and informal style, this book explains modern plate tectonics in a non-technical manner, showing not only how it accounts for phenomena such as great earthquakes, tsunamis, and ... More


Evolution in Time

Michael Heads

in Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The idea of an evolutionary clock can be rejected, along with its derivative, the molecular clock. The time course of a phylogeny can be calibrated using fossils, age of islands or strata that ... More


Seafloor magnetism and drifting continents

Dan McKenzie

in A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226284132
eISBN:
9780226284163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1960, almost no one believed in the idea of continental drift—that the continents move across the face of the Earth. Within a decade, a complete shift of opinion had occurred: continental drift, ... More


Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Wolf Berger

David Lindberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries, and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these ... More


Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Lars Werdelin (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This volume is a comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. The book includes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, ... More


Mountains, Trenches, Sunken Islands: The Great Revolution in Earth Science

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter explains the concepts of continental drift, seafloor spreading, plate tectonics, and mantle convection to address the origin of the most striking features of the Earth’s surface. These ... More


The Guiana Shield

Nathan K. Lujan and Jonathan W. Armbruster

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter describes the geologic, topographic and hydrologic evolution of the Guiana Shield, focusing on suckermouth armored catfishes. It suggests that that the diverse loricariid fauna of the ... More


Serpentinites and Other Ultramafic Rocks: Why They Are Important for Earth’s History and Possibly for Its Future

Eldridge M. Moores

in Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter focuses on the general nature and geologic history of serpentine and its antecedent related rocks, and how regional differences in serpentinites relate to the specific history of a ... More


Lepage’s Cinematic Dramaturgy

Karen Fricker

in Robert Lepage's Original Stage Productions: Making Theatre Global

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719080067
eISBN:
9781526158314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526115843.00009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Lepage borrows filmic techniques and reworks them for the stage to keep theatre in step with changes in human perception brought about by advances in media technologies. Such ... More


An Executable Notation, With Illustrations From Elementary Crystallography

Donald B. Mclntyre

in Computers in Geology - 25 Years of Progress

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085938
eISBN:
9780197560525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085938.003.0024
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

Elementary crystallography is an ideal context for introducing students to mathematical geology. Students meet crystallography early because rocks are made of ... More


The Kinematics Of Paleo Landforms

R.G. Craig

in Computers in Geology - 25 Years of Progress

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085938
eISBN:
9780197560525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085938.003.0028
Subject:
Computer Science, Software Engineering

Reconstructions of past, climates and other applications of global models require specification of landforms arid geomorphic systems as boundary conditions. As general ... More


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