M_W_Chapter_17-1_Geologic_Time_short_version

M_W_Chapter_17-1_Geologic_Time_short_version - Introduction...

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Introduction to Geological History Covered by Chapters 17 and 18 in Monroe and Wicander – we shall break down the information in these two chapters into several presentations/files
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Chapter 17 Geologic Time and Change (File 17-1) Relative Geologic Time (File 17-2) Fossils (File 17-3) Absolute Geologic Time (File 17-4) Chapter 18 Evolution and Fossils
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Three major themes in Geology 1. The Earth is composed of a series of moving plates whose interactions have affected its physical and biological history. PLATE TECTONICS moving continents, mountain ranges, volcanoes, earthquakes shifting patterns of climate, biological
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Three major themes in Geology 2. Life on Earth has evolved. - BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION record of changing animals and plants preserved in rocks as FOSSILS the Earth itself has also evolved (atmosphere, crust thickness, etc.)
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Three major themes in Geology 3. Changes took place over long periods of time. -
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