ERIC Number: ED241335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Newman, William L.
One of a series of general interest publications on science topics, the booklet provides those interested in geologic time with an introduction to the subject. Separate sections discuss the relative time scale, major divisions in geologic time, index fossils used as guides for telling the age of rocks, the atomic scale, and the age of the earth. The text is accompanied by numerous diagrams showing the major divisions of relative and atomic time, examples of index fossils, and simplified composite geologic sections from a variety of regions. (LH)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Geological Survey (Dept. of Interior), Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Geologic Time; Petrology; PF Project; Rocks; Stratigraphy; Time Span Measurement
Note: Photographs and tables on pages 6-8, 9-11, and 19 may not reproduce well.