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A Concise Geologic Time Scale: 2016 presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion years, as well as a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus. The authors have been at the forefront of chronostratigraphic research and initiatives to create an international geologic time scale for many years, and the charts in this book present the most up-to-date international standard, as ratified by the International Commission on Stratigraphy and the International Union of Geological Sciences.
This book is an essential reference for all geoscientists, including researchers, students, and petroleum and mining professionals. The presentation is non-technical and illustrated with numerous colour charts, maps and photographs.
- Presents a summary of Earth's history over the past 4.5 billion years
- Includes a brief overview of contemporaneous events on the Moon, Mars, and Venus
- Includes full-color figures including charts, stratigraphic profiles, and photographs to enhance understanding of each geologic period
- Correlates regional geologic stages to the standard definitions approved by the International Commission on Stratigraphy
- Offers an explanation of the methods used to create the time scale
- 2017 PROSE Award Finalist in Earth Science
All geoscientists need to geologic time scale. More specifically, biochronologists, evolutionary biologists, geo-engineers, space geo-engineers, astronomers, all high school teachers with geology in their curriculum vita, all geostudents, all university teachers with geology in their curriculum, all stratigraphic and paleontologic professionals in industry, quaternary geoscientists
Planetary time scale
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- © Elsevier 2016
- 1st July 2016
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James Ogg has over 35 years’ experience in the fields of Marine Stratigraphy, Paleoceanography, Paleomagnetism, Sedimentology. Currently a professor at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, Ogg is renowned for coordinating the development of the international geological time scale: over the last 25 years Gradstein et al.'s Time Scales, most recently the 2012 “Geologic Time Scale” (GTS2012), have become a ubiquitous “gold standard” for all Earth Scientists. Ogg has published over 100 articles and coordinated 2 books as first or co- author on aspects of stratigraphy in refereed journals since 1986, and has contributed to over 70 chapters in Deep Sea Drilling Project and Ocean Drilling Program volumes. He has also won numerous awards, including the Geological Society of America: Mary B. Ansari Best Reference Work Award for The Geologic Time Scale 2004 and most recently the 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention Award for a multi-volume scientific reference.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Gabi Ogg applied micropaleontology to Jurassic-Cretaceous correlations before concentrating on public outreach in geosciences. She coordinated the extensive array of graphics in the GTS2012 book, and is the webmaster for the Geologic TimeScale Foundation (http://stratigraphy.science.purdue.edu) and for the TimeScale Creator visualization and database suites (www.tscreator.org). In addition to co-authoring the Concise Geologic TimeScale (GTS2008) book, she has produced numerous posters and time scale cards for public audiences.
West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Felix M. Gradstein has a distinguished career of more than 35 years in the fields of stratigraphy, micropalaeontology and geochronology. He is renowned for coordinating the development of the international geological time scale: over the last 25 years Gradstein et al.'s Time Scales, most recently the 2012 “Geologic Time Scale” (GTS2012), have become a ubiquitous “gold standard” for all Earth Scientists. Gradstein has authored over 140 scientific publications in the fields of geological time scales, quantitative stratigraphic methods, stratigraphy and sedimentology of petroleum basins, plate tectonics, palaeoceanography, and deep-water micropalaeontology. He has a career that spans the divides between industry, government and academia, with periods working for Esso and Saga Petroleum, the Geological Survey of Canada, and Dalhousie University. He is currently Professor in the Natural History Museum, University of Oslo. Gradstein recently won the 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention Award for a multi-volume scientific reference.
University of Oslo, Norway
PROSE Awards 2017: Earth Science, Association of American Publishers
Reviews of the 2004 edition:
"This is an excellent book and an essential reference tool for all who have an interest in the past and future evolution in our planet. ... The book is beautifully produced and well organized with maps, illustrations, charts, and photos. All are in the correct geologic colors. The hardback copy of the book at a price of $40 is an excellent investment." --Ronald Greene, The Leading Edge