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Geol 208 History of Earth System Final Exam Study Guide To help you begin studying for you final, I’ve put together this ‘study guide’. It is important that you understand this is in no way a complete listing of topics on the exam – and it should be obvious that it is not detailed or in-depth. The purpose of this is to guide how you go about studying. Notice, the final exam is NOT cumulative. First some suggestions: 1) Remember the time scale from your quizzes 2) How should you study the new material? a. Learn the orogenies: their timing, what happened tectonically, evidence for the orogeny and what it produced. b. Learn the climatic shifts we’ve discussed and the evidence suggesting their causes c. Learn the mass extinction events we discussed in class: when they occurred, how they relate to (a) and (b), which types of organisms went extinct. d. Learn the major evolutionary trends mentioned in class: When certain organisms evolved/radiated, major adaptations of organisms. Examples: plants, Fish, amphibians, reptiles, jaws, seeds, eggs etc.. Also, how does the evolution of certain organisms tie in with
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