Devin's Geology

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

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Created May 9, 2011ReportNominate
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