The Earth Through Time (Saunders golden sunburst series)

3.59 avg rating
( 59 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780030051678: The Earth Through Time (Saunders golden sunburst series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This best-selling historical geology text provides an excellent balance of basic geology and paleontology. The new eighth edition provides rich, authoritative coverage of the history of the Earth, offering the most comprehensive history in the discipline today. It maintains its strong approach to stratigraphy and paleontology that other texts have lost. The text's paleogeographic maps are excellent in detail and are a vital component in understanding the earth's history.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Experience a story of remarkable events and extraordinary creatures

Seafloors thrust up to form mountain ranges, earthquakes, continents broken apart, fiery floods of lava, mass extinctions... No it’s not the latest blockbuster movie; it’s the story of our planet Earth––a story filled with remarkable events and extraordinary creatures.

In The Earth Through Time, Eighth Edition, Harold Levin continues to bring the fascinating story of the Earth’s geological history to life. Levin’s stimulating, highly visual, comprehensive, and thought-provoking approach to historical geology promotes a spirit of intellectual curiosity. Levin explains how the Earth was born, how it has changed through eons of time, what caused the changes, how those changes affected life in the Earth’s geologic past, and how geologists "read the rocks" to write the Earth's history.

Now updated and revised with many new photographs and graphics, the new Eighth Edition is now even more lively, accessible, and engaging than ever before.

Features

  • Stunning artwork that brings the ancient world to life. In addition, the text is richly illustrated with geologic block diagrams, cross-sections, stratigraphic maps, paleogeographic maps, and phylogenetic trees.
  • Balanced coverage of basic geology and paleontology, with a strong approach to stratigraphy and paleontology.
  • Emphasizes questions about past geologic events and the processes used in finding answers.
  • Integrated approach to the Earth’s systems––the solid Earth, the atmosphere, and the biosphere.
  • Geology of National Parks boxes encourage readers to visit these parks to appreciate their geological significance.
  • A companion website(www.wiley.com/college/levin), including hot links, quizzes, student study guide, and chapter tutorials.

About the Author:

Harold ("Hal") Levin began his career as a petroleum geologist in 1956 after receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Missouri and a doctorate from Washington University. His fondness for teaching brought him  back to Washington University in 1962, where he is currently professor of geology and paleontology in  the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. His writing efforts include authorship of seven edition of The Earth Through Time, four editions of Contemporary Physical Geology; Essentials of Earth Science and co-authorship of Earth: Past and Present, as well as eight editions of Laboratory Studies in Historical Geology; Life Through Time, and more recently, Ancient Invertebrates and Their Living Relatives.
For his courses in physical geology, historical geology, paleontology, sedimentology, and stratigraphy, Hal has received several awards for excellence in teaching. The accompanying photograph was taken during a lecture on life of the Cenozoic Era. The horse skull serves to illustrate changes in the teeth and jaws of grazing animals in response to the spread of prairies and savannahs during the Miocene and subsequent epochs.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780470387740: The Earth Through Time

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0470387742 ISBN 13:  9780470387740
Publisher: Wiley, 2009
Softcover

9780471697435: The Earth Through Time

Wiley, 2005
Softcover

9780030237515: The Earth Through Time (Saunders Golden Sunburst Series)

Saunde..., 1998
Hardcover

9780030217838: Earth Through Time, 6th Edition

Saunde..., 1998
Softcover

9780470000205: The Earth Through Time

Wiley, 2003
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Levin, Harold L.
Published by Harcourt School (1996)
ISBN 10: 0030051673 ISBN 13: 9780030051678
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt School, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110030051673

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Harold L. Levin
Published by Harcourt School (1996)
ISBN 10: 0030051673 ISBN 13: 9780030051678
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt School, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. 5/Set Only. Seller Inventory # DADAX0030051673

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 58.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Harold L. Levin
Published by Harcourt School (1996)
ISBN 10: 0030051673 ISBN 13: 9780030051678
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt School, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0030051673

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 70.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Levin
ISBN 10: 0030051673 ISBN 13: 9780030051678
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # CBS 09072018-5416

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 72.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.57
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Levin, Harold L.
Published by Harcourt School
ISBN 10: 0030051673 ISBN 13: 9780030051678
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harcourt School. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0030051673 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0943876

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 79.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Harold L. Levin
Published by DB SAUNDERS
ISBN 10: 0030051673 ISBN 13: 9780030051678
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description DB SAUNDERS. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SR-ECO-9780030051678

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.69
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds