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Title A Geologic time scale 2004 / Felix M. Gradstein, James G. Ogg, and Alan G. Smith
Edition [Third edition]
MDA Vertical scale varies
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  551.701 Gra/Gts 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xix, 589 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 wallchart
Series Miscellaneous report (Geological Survey of Canada) ; 86
Contents Pt I. Introduction: 1. Introduction 2. Chronostratigraphy - linking time and rock -- Pt. II. Concepts and Methods: 3. Biostratigraphy F. M. Gradstein, R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler 4. Earth's orbital parameters and cycle stratigraphy L. A. Hinnov 5. The geomagnetic polarity time scale A. G. Smith and J. G. Ogg 6. Radiogenic isotope geochronology M. Villeneuve 7. Stable isotopes J. M. McArthur and R. J. Howarth 8. Geomathematics F. P. Agterberg -- Pt. III. Geologic Periods: 9. The Precambrian: the Archaen and Proterozoic eons L. J. Robb, A. H. Knoll, K. A. Plumb, G. A. Shields, H. Strauss, J. Veizer and W. Bleeker 10. The Cambrian period J. H. Shergold and R. A. Cooper 11. The Ordovician period R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler 12. The Silurian period M. J. Melchin, R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler 13 . The Devonian period M. R. House and F. M Gradstein 14. The Carboniferous period V. Davydov, B. R. Wardlaw and F. M. Gradstein 15. The Permian period B. R. Wardlaw, V. Davydov and F. M Gradstein 16. The Triassic period J. G. Ogg 17. The Jurassic period J. G. Ogg 18. The Cretaceous Period J. G. Ogg, F. P. Agterberg and F. M. Gradstein 19. The Paleogene period H. P. Luterbacher, J. R. Ali, H. Brinkhuis, F. M. Gradstein, J. J. Hooker, S. Monechi, J. G. Ogg, J. Powell, U. R ohl, A. Sanfilippo, and B. Schmitz 20 The Neogene period L. Lourens, F. Hilgen, N. J. Shackleton, J. Laskar and D. Wilson 21 The Pleistocene and Holocene epochs P. Gibbard and T. van Kolfschoten Part IV. Summary: 22. Construction and summary of the geologic time scale Appendices References.s of friends
Summary "This book begins with an introduction to the theory and methodology behind the construction of the new time scale. The main part of the book is devoted to the scale itself, systematically presenting the standard subdivisions at all levels using a variety of correlational markers. Extensive use is made of stable and unstable isotopes, geochronology, geomathematics, and orbital tuning to produce a standard geologic scale of unprecedented detail and accuracy with a full error analysis. A wallchart summarizing the whole time scale, with paleogeographic reconstructions throughout the Phanerozoic is included in the back of the book. The time scale will be an invaluable reference source for academic and professional researchers and students."--BOOK JACKET
Notes One folded ill. in pocket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geological time -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Geological time.
Historical geology -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Historical geology.
Stratigraphic correlation -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Genre/Form Graphs.
Author Gradstein, F. M.
Ogg, James G. (James George), 1952-
Smith, A. Gilbert (Alan Gilbert), 1937-
Canada. Natural Resources Canada.
Geological Survey of Canada.
LC no. 2004043586
ISBN 0521781426 (hbk.)
0521786738 (paperback)
0660193477 (chart)
Other Titles Geologic time scale 2004