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This introductory e-book explains purely what geology can let us know in regards to the international. Many gadgets of serious attractiveness which excite our interest, similar to crystals or fossils, are to be chanced on through analyzing rocks. these trying to find and analyzing such gadgets achieve even more by means of figuring out how and once they originated. Fossils, whereas fascinating in themselves, let us know from their context in geological time of organic evolution, and those clues supply an perception into the origins of existence in the world. Copiously illustrated, this moment version of Introducing Geology is for these whose curiosity in geology has been woke up. it's also an excellent primer for these contemplating taking a direction in Earth technological know-how. Technical phrases are saved to a minimal and are defined in a word list.

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Among them predominant are the fern Birisia and coniferous of the genera Podozamites, Cephalotaxopsis and Sequoia. Remains of the typically Early Cretaceous plants known from the Buor-Kemyus-type taphofloras are also present: Arctopteris kolymensis, Asplenium popovii, Acrostichopteris longipennis, Lobifolia holttumi, Phoenicopsis ex gr. angustifolia, Pagiophyllum triangulare, Ranunculicarpus quinquicarpellatus. Representatives of the genus Nilssonia are dominant among the cycadophytes. The taphoflora of the Armanian suite has been marked by the very first occurrence of authentic Platanaceae (Platanus, Credueria, and Protophyllum) in Northeastern Asia and the representatives of the genera Populites, Hedera, Menispermites, Hollickia, and Trochodendroides; their leaves are mainly middle-sized, but broad-leaved plants were rare [79, 80].

A 03 CD 'i— Amaam Laaoon CD -a Continental deposits "Kakanaut" Fm. E (D * * * ^ 1 ^QlTO ^ Upper . SFm. ^ A O) Coaly Member * * c Koryak Fm. K "•0" Middle SFm. CO ^\ Marine Deposits Lower SFm. 1- IVIarine terrigenous deposits Lower SFm. CD CD CD o 1 Gomorechenskian Floristic Type A Rarytkin Floristic Type Q f Barykov ^^ra/fe/odon sp Inoceramid Prismatic Layer inoceramus pilvoensis 1 Fm. 11 Barykov Fm. 1 (7 Inoceramus ^ kushiroensis I Dinosaur remains (lambeosaurines, troodontids) Figure 13. Stratigraphic nomenclature and floristic changes in Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary rocks of northeastern Russia, Ugolny Bay area (from Nessov and Golovneva [90]).

Ammonites Marshalites tumefactus occurred from the late Cenomanian to mid-Turonian, in Sakhalin there are known beds with Fagesia of the early Turonian. After mass extinction at the Cenomanian/Turonian boundary, ammonite diversity remained low, but recorded during the late Turonian [68]. The mid-Turonian-Coniacian transgression was accompanied by abundance and high diversity of ammonites and inoceramids. , three inoceramid zones: Inoceramus hobetsensis - I. multiformis, I. memetensis -1, subinvolutus, I.

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