Quiz 12, Chap 5, pp. 132-139 Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in Quiz 12, Chap 5, pp. 132-139 Deck (10):
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considered the Father of Modern Geology

(Charles) Lyell

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wrote On the Origin of Species

(Charles) Darwin

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branch of geology that studies fossils

paleontology

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used to identify rock layers in the field; also called guide fossils

index fossils

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the remains or impressions of a plant, animal, or human preserved in sedimentary rock

fossil

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units of time unto which eras are divided

period

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view of geology that says ''the present is the key to the past''

uniformitarianism

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first and largest division of geologic column

eon

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hypothetical time scale that summarizes evolutionists' idea of Earth's history

geologic column

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idea that Georges Cuvier suggested and believed

catastrophism

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