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W10_103-1a_Intro - again… Titanis& Hipparion The reign of terror birds Your Inner Fish Legacies of the past Ray Troll Tadpoles& hiccups Why

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History of the Earth How did we get here? Apollo 17 Physical Geology Mt. St. Helens
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Historical Geology Lithosphere
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Hydrosphere Sunrise from the Shuttle Atmosphere
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Biosphere Includes many sciences…
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Cretaceous Connections Cretaceous Connections
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Geology ABC’s Minerals (Geologic Alphabet) Rocks & Fossils (Geologic Language) Strata (Layers) (Pages of the Book of Time) A few stories… Hallucigenia “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” - Hamlet, Act I Scene V Anomalocaris
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Earth and Moon Formation ”The big splat” Rusting of the Earth The biggest pollution event in Earth history
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Snowball Earth The Ultimate Ice Age Basilosaurus From sea to land and back
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Unformatted text preview: again… Titanis & Hipparion The reign of terror birds Your Inner Fish Legacies of the past Ray Troll Tadpoles & hiccups? Why Study Historical Geology? Helps us understand our place in space and time Puts current environmental issues in context “Past is the Key to the Future” - Helps up predict impacts and find important resources Class Work: What are you getting yourself into? Space and Time: Metric System meter Length centimeter nanometer attometer kilometer gigameter Space and Time Patrick Hoff Relative to your perspective: Human Time Atomic Time Geologic Time Measured in Years Kyrs – kilo (thousands) Myrs – mega (millions) Gyrs (Byrs) – Giga (billions) Geologic Time Scale...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course GEO 103 taught by Professor Robviens during the Winter '10 term at Bellevue College.

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W10_103-1a_Intro - again… Titanis& Hipparion The reign of terror birds Your Inner Fish Legacies of the past Ray Troll Tadpoles& hiccups Why

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