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Simon Brassell
Professor of Geol. Sci.


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ClassT & R in GY126 10:10-11:00 am


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field tripGY210 W & R 12:20-2:15 pm, 2:30- 4:25 pm
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4:40-6:35 pm
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Steve Stanley
Earth System History (3rd)
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2nd below)
Cover 2e
EVOLUTION OF THE EARTH
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SPRING SEMESTER 2010

 Course Description

  • The Evolution of the Earth is an introductory science course focused on the 5-billion years of Earth history.  It employs a deductive approach to build understanding the significance of rocks and fossils and reconstructing the origins of mountains, continents, and ocean basins.
  • The course focuses on how the characteristics of rocks and fossils provide clues to the reconstruction of Earth's history  and the processes that have shaped its change over geological time. It considers major events in Earth's history and apects of its evolution that are relevant to contemporary environmental concerns.
  • The primary course objectives are to develop an understanding of how and why the Earth changes over time, and the ability to interpret the history of its evolution from preserved rock records.
Yosemite Bora-Bora
Grand Canyon
Dickinsonia Redwood Lava
delicate arch Ichthyosaur

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Last update: 7 January 2010
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