Table of contents for Historical geology : evolution of earth and life through time / Reed Wicander, James S. Monroe.

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1. The Dynamic and Evolving Earth. 2. Minerals and Rocks. 3. Plate Tectonics: A Unifying Theory. 4. Geologic Time: Concepts and Principles. 5. Rocks, Fossils, and Time--Making Sense of the Geologic Record. 6. Sedimentary Rocks--The Archives of Earth History. 7. Evolution--The Theory and Its Supporting Evidence. 8. Precambrian Earth and Life History--The Archean Eon. 9. Precambrian Earth and Life History--The Proterozoic Eon. 10. Early Paleozoic Earth History. 11. Late Paleozoic Earth History. 12. Paleozoic Life History: Invertebrates. 13. Paleozoic Life History: Vertebrates and Plants. 14. Mesozoic Earth History. 15. Life of the Mesozoic Era. 16. Cenozoic Earth History: The Paleogene and Neogene. 17. Cenozoic Geologic History: The Pleistocene and Holocene Epochs. 18. Life of the Cenozoic Era. 19. Primate and Human Evolution. Epilogue. Appendix A: Metric Conversion Chart. Appendix B: Classification of Organisms. Appendix C: Mineral Identification.

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