By Brian McGowran

utilizing fossils to inform geological time, biostratigraphy balances biology with geology. In smooth geochronology - which 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 crucial sleek synthesis follows the advance of biostratigraphy from classical origins into petroleum exploration and deep-ocean drilling. It explores the three-way dating among species of microorganisms, their surroundings and their evolution via time as expressed in skeletons preserved as fossils. This e-book is vital examining for complex scholars and researchers operating in basin research, series stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, palaeobiology and similar fields.

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