Biostratigraphy: Microfossils and Geological Time by Brian McGowran

By Brian McGowran

utilizing fossils to inform geological time, biostratigraphy balances biology with geology. In glossy geochronology - that means timescale-building and making correlations among oceans, continents and hemispheres - the microfossil list of speciations and extinctions is built-in with numerical dates from radioactive decay, geomagnetic reversals via time, and the cyclical wobbles of the earth-sun-moon process. this significant glossy synthesis follows the advance of biostratigraphy from classical origins into petroleum exploration and deep-ocean drilling. It explores the three-way courting among species of microorganisms, their surroundings and their evolution via time as expressed in skeletons preserved as fossils. This publication is vital examining for complicated scholars and researchers operating in basin research, series stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, palaeobiology and similar fields.

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