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recreated early environments through the use of amino acids incorporated into proteins
spreading of trees -> increase O2
what period did the trilobites suffer their last extinction
mountain building from compression of continental crust and additional igneous material
Age of Dinosaurs
tiny spherical floating forms who make up deep sea sediment
the oldest strata lie at the bottom and higher strata are excessively younger
earliest example of modern plate tectonics
produced fossils in the from of cysts
similar rocks on opposite sides of the valley seem to have been connected
arthropods with heavily calcified, segmented bodies
first reptiles to invade the marine realm w/ paddle like limbs (modern seal)
emergence of earliest homminids
Dates of Creatceous mass extinction
carried tropical warm waters from the Pacific through the Mediterranean/Gulf of Mexico and back
oldest Eukaryote fossil- 2.1 Ga
Age of Mammal
'the present is the key to the past'
most abundant rock of our surface
What were the secrets to the success of Angiosperms?
sea spreads landward
composition of early ocean
each atom with a unique atomic weight
age of the moon
destroys systems through one directional force
counteracting forces that stabilizes systems
oldest boens applied to the Homo genus?
first hominid species to to migrate past Africa
resembling mammals; legs vertical beneath the body with complex and powerful jaws
marine fauna; invertebrate swimmers
when/ where did Homo Sapiens evolve?
large portions of continent that have undergone no substantial tectonic deformation
formation of Pangea
3 domains of life
an organism whose cells are characterized by a nucleus and other complex structures
two groups of mammals
fragmentation of Pangea
large armored-head, jawed fish who fed on smaller fishes
first skeletal fossil- Neoproterozoic
Swimmer; pursued prey by jet propulsion
Formation of the moon
large rocks far from their parent bed rock that are too large to have been transported by any means other than continental glaciers
the physical and chemical principles operating today have operated the same throughout history
increasing wavelengths as light travels through space- supports big bang theory
sedimentary process that removes CO2 from the atmosphere
formation of early atmosphere
blunt tooth shell crushers (enormous turtles)
largest Precambrian shield
What animal evolved from a carnivorous land to a large marine predator during the Eocene?
animal intermediate in from between Humans and Apes
when did humans invent agriculture?
'fish lizard'- top predator, marine mammal
Earth's Absolute Age
when depositional environments migrate laterally; sediments fo one enviornment lie on top of those from the adjacent one
3 glacial centers
an abrupt shift back to full glacial conditions; 13,000 years ago
structure allowing respiration
last glacial maximim?
Humans are the only living descendent of (blank)
similar biological forms evolve in groups that belong to different branches of the tree of life
the intrusive igneous is always younger than its surrounding rock
Select extinction of small tooth herbivores can be attributed to...
seaward migration of shoreline
start of the modern Ice Age
evidence of a meteor impact;high concentrations of an element that is rare on earth but common in meteorites
burial of trees -> decrease O2
How did Primates migrate to North America?
natural balance; the root is as big as the mountain
bony fishes characterized by symmetrical trails, specialized fins, and short jaws
fish-like vertebrates with fossilized teeth
all strata are horizontal when they form
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