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Published: 09 January 2020

540 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190605629

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The Evolving Earth

Donald R. Prothero

  • Each chapter includes "How do we know?" boxes explaining the background behind a certain line of scientific evidence
  • New illustrations and diagrams emphasize events in the context of geologic time, especially the end-of-chapter time scale diagrams
  • A list of "Resources" at the end of each chapter suggest books and journal articles for those interested in further exploring a topic
  • Each chapter includes "See for yourself" boxes that link to animations or videos that further illustrate key topics
  • A short summary of the main themes and facts in each chapter
  • A list of "Key Terms" for students who need to focus on learning and defining terminology
  • A series of "Study Questions" to help students review the material and think about its implications
  • Includes detailed chapters on human evolution (Chapter 16) and the Holocene, climatic influences on human history, and the future (Chapter 17), topics often neglected or ignored in other texts