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A Geologic Time Scale 2004

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F. M. Gradstein, R. A. Cooper, P. M. Sadler, L. A. Hinnov, A. G. Smith, J. G. Ogg, M. Villeneuve, J. M. McArthur, R. J. Howarth, F. P. Agterberg, L. J. Robb, A. H. Knoll, K. A. Plumb, G. A. Shields, H. Strauss, J. Veizer, W. Bleeker, J. H. Shergold, M. J. Melchin, M. R. House, V. Davydov, B. R. Wardlaw, H. P. Luterbacher, J. R. Ali, H. Brinkhuis, J. J. Hooker, S. Monechi, J. Powell, U. Röhl, A. Sanfilippo, B. Schmitz, L. Lourens, F. Hilgen, N. J. Shackleton, J. Laskar, D. Wilson, P. Gibbard, T. van Kolfschoten
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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521786737

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  • An international team of over forty stratigraphic experts have helped to build the most up-to-date international stratigraphic framework for the Precambrian and Phanerozoic. This successor to A Geologic Time Scale 1989 by W. Brian Harland et al. (CUP 0521 387655) begins with an introduction to the theory and methodology behind the construction of the new time scale. The main part of the book is devoted to the scale itself, systematically presenting the standard subdivisions at all levels using a variety of correlation markers. Extensive use is made of isotope geochronology, geomathematics and orbital tuning to produce a standard geologic scale of unprecedented detail and accuracy with a full error analysis. A wallchart summarising the whole time scale, with paleogeographic reconstructions throughout the Phanerozoic, is included in the back of the book. The time scale will be an invaluable reference source for academic and professional researchers and students.

    • The most detailed international geologic time scale available
    • Includes a full-colour wallchart
    • Compiled by international team of experts
    • Ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy
    • Uses the foremost methodologies
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    'The publication of A Geologic Time Scale 2004, written by an international team of 40 scientists, is a milestone in our understanding of that past, and sets the standard in stratigraphy. The situation was last reviewed in 1989, and it will be another decade at least before it is revisited. Best get your copy now.' New Scientist

    'One cannot help being struck by the amount of information in this volume … a triumph of scholarship, that will serve the profession and the public well.' Episodes

    'This is a volume that should be in all good geological libraries.' Geological Magazine

    'The book is an inspiring leader in practical stratigraphy, its philosophical roots, and its prime product.: The Geologic Time Scale. It is a very important publication for graduate scholars, scientists, and sedimentologists, hydrogeologists, and petroleum geologists.' Environmental Geology

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    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521786737
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 275 x 218 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.896kg
    • contains: 164 b/w illus. 24 colour illus. 63 tables
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction F. M. Gradstein
    2. Chronostratigraphy - linking time and rock F. M. Gradstein, J. G. Ogg and A. G. Smith
    Part II. Concepts and Methods:
    3. Biostratigraphy F. M. Gradstein, R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler
    4. Earth's orbital parameters and cycle stratigraphy L. A. Hinnov
    5. The geomagnetic polarity time scale J. G. Ogg and A. G. Smith
    6. Radiogenic isotope geochronology M. Villeneuve
    7. Stable isotopes J. M. McArthur and R. J. Howarth
    8. Geomathematics F. P. Agterberg
    Part III. Geologic Periods:
    9. The Precambrian: the Archaen and Proterozoic eons L. J. Robb, A. H. Knoll, K. A. Plumb, G. A. Shields, H. Strauss and J. Veizer
    10. Toward a 'natural' Precambrian time scale W. Bleeker
    11. The Cambrian period J. H. Shergold and R. A. Cooper
    12. The Ordovician period R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler
    13. The Silurian period M. J. Melchin, R. A. Cooper and P. M. Sadler
    14. The Devonian period M. R. House and F. M. Gradstein
    15. The Carboniferous period V. Davydov, B. R. Wardlaw and F. M. Gradstein
    16. The Permian period B. R. Wardlaw, V. Davydov and F. M. Gradstein
    17. The Triassic period J. G. Ogg
    18. The Jurassic period J. G. Ogg
    19. The Cretaceous Period J. G. Ogg, F. P. Agterberg and F. M. Gradstein
    20. The Paleogene period H. P. Luterbacher, J. R. Ali, H. Brinkhuis, F. M. Gradstein, J. J. Hooker, S. Monechi, J. G. Ogg, J. Powell, U. Röhl, A. Sanfilippo, and B. Schmitz
    21. The Neogene period L. Lourens, F. Hilgen, N. J. Shackleton, J. Laskar and D. Wilson
    22. The Pleistocene and Holocene epochs P. Gibbard and T. van Kolfschoten
    Part IV. Summary:
    23. Construction and summary of the geologic time scale F. M.. Gradstein, J. G. Ogg and A. G. Smith
    Appendices
    Bibliography
    Stratigraphic index
    General index.

  • Editors

    Felix M. Gradstein, Universitetet i Oslo

    James G. Ogg, Purdue University, Indiana

    Alan G. Smith, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    F. M. Gradstein, R. A. Cooper, P. M. Sadler, L. A. Hinnov, A. G. Smith, J. G. Ogg, M. Villeneuve, J. M. McArthur, R. J. Howarth, F. P. Agterberg, L. J. Robb, A. H. Knoll, K. A. Plumb, G. A. Shields, H. Strauss, J. Veizer, W. Bleeker, J. H. Shergold, M. J. Melchin, M. R. House, V. Davydov, B. R. Wardlaw, H. P. Luterbacher, J. R. Ali, H. Brinkhuis, J. J. Hooker, S. Monechi, J. Powell, U. Röhl, A. Sanfilippo, B. Schmitz, L. Lourens, F. Hilgen, N. J. Shackleton, J. Laskar, D. Wilson, P. Gibbard, T. van Kolfschoten

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