geological period

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Related to geological period: Geological time scale, Geologic ages
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Noun1.geological period - a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
geologic time, geological time - the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
geological era, era - a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
epoch - a unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages
glacial epoch, glacial period, ice age - any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface; "the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene"
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I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet, but it is on the one hand distantly and indirectly related to Flint's Pond, which is more elevated, by a chain of small ponds coming from that quarter, and on the other directly and manifestly to Concord River, which is lower, by a similar chain of ponds through which in some other geological period it may have flowed, and by a little digging, which God forbid, it can be made to flow thither again.
Hence it is evident that North and South America, in having within a late geological period these several genera in common, were much more closely related in the character of their terrestrial inhabitants than they now are.
And exactly on this spot the sea covers entire forests embedded during the geological periods, now mineralised and transformed into coal; for me they are an inexhaustible mine."
In an accordion style, the series of pages take readers through every major geological period, with bright artwork and detailed drawings.
NMoQ is organised in three chapters- 'Beginnings', 'Life in Qatar', and 'The Modern History of Qatar'- presented in 11 galleries, which take visitors from the geological period long before the peninsula was inhabited through to the present day.
According to QM, the visitor's chronological journey, which extends through more than 1.5km of experiences, starts in the geological period long before the peninsula was inhabited by humans and continues to the present day.
The visitor's journey starts in the geological period long before the peninsu la was inhabited by humans and continues to the present day, down to a succession of impressive, remarkably shaped volumes until it reaches its culmination in the very heart of Qatari national identity, the thor oughly restored palace of Sheikh Abdullah.
The theme of the ninth edition in 2018 is the term Anthropocene, referring to the present geological period during which humanity has achieved a significant impact on the environment and planet.
"Like a change of geological period, from Jurassic to Cretaceous." Our world is turning.
The spider species was frozen in amber during the middle of the Cretaceous geological period - when dinosaurs ruled the Earth - in what is now Myanmar.
The chapter starts by noting how environmental politics must take a long term view and ties this in to mentioning the geological period many believe that we are now living in, namely the anthropocene; a geological period defined by humanity's actions altering the climate for future millennia (pp.

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