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Geology ch 3 - Historical Geology Chapter 3 Review Cell: a...

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Historical Geology Chapter 3 Review Cell: a membrane-bounded module with a variety of distinct features, including structures in which certain chemical reaction take place. Most of our knowledge of past life comes from fossils. Fossils: tangible remains or signs of ancient organisms that died thousands or millions of years ago. Almost all fossils are found in sediments or sedimentary rock because they can not survive the high heat and pressure of which igneous and metamorphic rocks form. Most readily preserve parts are hard parts: teeth and bones of vertebrates. The Geiseltal formation in germany is famous for preserving soft parts due to its impermeability to air and water because its rich in oily plant debris. This is due to the lack of oxygen which the bacteria that causes decay needs to survive. Mold: space within the rock that is a three dimensional negative imprint of the organic structure. Carbonization:
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This note was uploaded on 07/17/2011 for the course GEOL 4321 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Texas Tech.

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