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4. The evidence for evolution: patterns in time and space

4. The evidence for evolution: patterns in time and space  

Brian Charlesworth and Deborah Charlesworth

in Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
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9780191842719
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804369.003.0004
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9780198804369
‘The evidence for evolution: patterns in time and space’ describes how the evidence for evolution derives from Earth history and the patterns of geographical distribution of living species. ... More
6. Geological fieldwork

6. Geological fieldwork  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191842771
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0006
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The rare, exotic, and wonderful has been one of the great attractions of geology, often being the ‘hook’ that initially attracted the attention of many a geological enthusiast. Dating back ... More
6. Oikos

6. Oikos  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0006
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Human reshaping of ecology has been driving the Anthropocene transition since its very first beginnings. ‘Oikos’ explains that the Anthropocene poses even greater challenges for those ... More
Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction  

Erle C. Ellis

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.001.0001
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book
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9780198792987
Humanity’s impact on the planet has been profound. From fire, intensive hunting, and agriculture, it has accelerated into rapid climate change, widespread pollution, plastic accumulation, ... More
2. Geology: the early days

2. Geology: the early days  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191842771
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0002
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‘Geology: the early days’ provides a brief history of ideas on the Earth and its processes. Among the earliest recorded scientific speculations on the Earth were those of the ancient ... More
5. Earth surface geology

5. Earth surface geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191842771
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0005
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‘Earth surface geology’ considers the particular conditions created by the water cycle governing the distinctive surface geology of Earth. It looks at the efficiency of the rock cycle: the ... More
1. Origins

1. Origins  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0001
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9780198792987
Overwhelming evidence now confirms that humans are changing Earth in unprecedented ways. With such evidence, the proposal to recognize the Anthropocene as a new interval of geologic ... More
3. Sedimentary rocks

3. Sedimentary rocks  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Rocks: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191792588
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725190.003.0003
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9780198725190
The Earth has the greatest abundance and variety of sedimentary strata in our star system, dating back some 3.8 billion years. ‘Sedimentary rocks’ describes the processes that create ... More
3. Modern breakthroughs and revolutions

3. Modern breakthroughs and revolutions  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0003
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9780198804451
The early geologists built a detailed relative history of the Earth, much of which holds true today, but they had no idea of how long that history was in years. ‘Modern breakthroughs and ... More

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