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This new edition offers many new and enhanced features, including more than a hundred new figures, 75 new questions at end of chapter "Questions for Review and Discussion", and additional "Enrichment Boxes." Furthermore, new sections have been added, including: A Variety of Paleozoic Living Strategies and What Lies Ahead for Humanity. The revised Geological Time Scale is also included to conform to the most recent recommendation of the International Congress on Stratigraphic Nomenclature.

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3 comments on “The Earth Through Time”

  1. A new hobby I had never studied geology beyond earth science in eighth grade. The purchase of this book was an experiment. 80 pages in, I love it. I have been having so much fun thinking about the places I have traveled where ancient bedrock was exposed, visiting places in the San Francisco area specifically to look at rocks to see if I can identify rocks and minerals described in the textbook, and thinking about the connection between the rocks and prehistoric events and conditions. I find myself...

  2. I can't say enough good things about this book I can't say enough good things about this book. Everything you could possibly want to know about the Earth is in this book. Even used, this book is a steal. The only thing I would add is the very latest information on the effect of sunspots & solar flares on Earth's climate, and how the theory on global warming is believed to be wrong. This book turned out to be HUGE with information. I would give it ten stars if it were possible!

  3. Great book As a lay person, I have a great interest in early Earth history and have read a number of books on the subject (mainly by taking them out from the library). But this book is one of the best (for me the best). This book makes a complex subject easy to understand because it's so well written. It covers everything you need to know. Lots of charts, pictures, time lines, etc. When you finish, you don't have questions still lingering - you feel very satisfied and knowledgeable - you don't feel...

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