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This book, based on papers from a symposium at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, shows the necessity of developing a new philosophy in place of the classical uniformitarianism based only on processes familiar in human experience.

Originally published in 1984.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-ix
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  1. Foreword by W. A. Berggren
  2. W. A. Berggren
  3. pp. x-xi
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  1. Introduction by John A. Van Couvering
  2. John A. Van Couvering
  3. pp. 3-6
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  1. Part I. The Concept of Catastrophe as a Natural Agent
  2. pp. 7-8
  1. 1. Toward the Vindication of Punctuational Change by Stephen Jay Gould
  2. Stephen Jay Gould
  3. pp. 9-34
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  1. 2. Perfection, Continuity, and Common Sense in Historical Geology by Richard H. Benson
  2. Richard H. Benson
  3. pp. 35-76
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  1. 3. Reflections on the "Rare Event" and Related Concepts in Geology by Peter E. Gretener
  2. Peter E. Gretener
  3. pp. 77-90
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  1. 4. The Stratigraphic Code and What It Implies by Derek V. Ager
  2. Derek V. Ager
  3. pp. 91-100
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  1. 5. Statistical Sedimentation and Magnetic Polarity Stratigraphy by Charles R. Denham
  2. Charles R. Denham
  3. pp. 101-112
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  1. Part II. The Cretaceous/Tertiary Boundary: A Case in Point
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. 6. Mass Extinction: Unique or Recurrent Causes? by Norman D. Newell
  2. Norman D. Newell
  3. pp. 115-128
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  1. 7. THE TWO PHANEROZOICSUPERCYCLES
  2. Alfred G. Fischer
  3. pp. 129-150
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  1. 8. The Fabric of Cretaceous Marine Extinctions by Erie G. Kauffman
  2. Erie G. Kauffman
  3. pp. 151-246
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  1. 9 Campanian Through Paleocene Paleotemperature and Carbon Isotope Sequence and the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary in the Atlantic Ocean by Anne Boersma
  2. Anne Boersma
  3. pp. 247-278
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  1. 10. Changes in the Angiosperm Flora Across the Cretaceoustertiary Boundary by Leo J. Hickey
  2. Leo J. Hickey
  3. pp. 279-314
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  1. 11. Palynological Evidence for Change in Continental Floras at the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary by Robert H. Tschudy
  2. Robert H. Tschudy
  3. pp. 315-338
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  1. 12. Mammal Evolution Near the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary by J. David Archibald and William A. Clemens
  2. J. David Archibald, William A. Clemens
  3. pp. 339-372
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  1. 13. Terminal Cretaceous Extinctions of Large Reptiles by Dale A. Russell
  2. Dale A. Russell
  3. pp. 373-384
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  1. Part III. Catastrophic Processes in the Geological Record
  2. pp. 385-386
  1. 14. Low Sea Levels, Droughts, and Mammalian Extinctions by Nils-Axel Mόrner
  2. Nils-Axel Mόrner
  3. pp. 387-394
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  1. 15. Eustasy, Geoid Changes, and Multiple Geophysical Interaction by Nils-Axel Mόrner
  2. Nils-Axel Mόrner
  3. pp. 395-416
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  1. 16. On Two Kinds of Rapid Faunal Turnover by S. David Webb
  2. S. David Webb
  3. pp. 417-436
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  1. 17. The Phanerozoic "Crisis" as Viewed from the Miocene by Richard H. Benson
  2. Richard H. Benson
  3. pp. 437-446
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  1. Part IV. Catastrophes and the Real World
  2. pp. 447-448
  1. 18. Marine Mineral Resources and Uniformitarianism by Kenneth O. Emery
  2. Kenneth O. Emery
  3. pp. 449-465
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400853281
MARC Record
OCLC
889247772
Pages
478
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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