Test 2 Review - Third Planet Test 2 Review*Principles of...

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Third Planet Test 2 Review *Principles of Geology *Founding Fathers *William Smith: Principles of Faunal Succession *Hulton: uniformitarianism (the world has been around a really long time) vs. catastrophism (past very different from today) “The present is the key to the past” Father of Geology *Lyell: wrote “Principles of Geology” in 1830-what influenced Charles Darwin-connected geology to biology *2 Types and Their Differences *physical: physical processes that shape the earth (volcanoes, etc) *historical: fossils, history of the earth *Geology and Human Affairs (how it affects our lives) *big cities by coats/rivers *Steno: looked at rocks to determine their age (steinography) *Law of Superposition *Angular Unconformity: oldest at the bottom but at an angle *igneous rock cutting through sedimentary rock (law of cross cutting relationships) *Precambrian: almost no fossils *Paleozoic: rocks with fossils *Mesozoic: dinosaurs *Cenozoic: now; most recent *Absolute Dating: better with igneous than sedimentary rocks
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course GEO 1013 taught by Professor Hefner during the Spring '07 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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