geological timescale


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geological timescale

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(Geological Science) any division of geological time into chronological units, whether relative (with units in the correct temporal sequence) or absolute (with numerical ages attached)
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It dates back 50 million years when the area would have been subtropical - a great illustration of climate change over a geological timescale.
There are numerous activities around the natural material including decorating a piece of slate, creating a slate frame, colouring a geological timescale or making perfect patterns in the foundry sandpit.
Whether or not the Anthropocene ends up being formally approved as a geological timescale, it's been creeping into literature in an informal sense for many years.
The age of the Chauvet cave paintings is incredible but on a geological timescale, the paint is barely even dry.
The age of the Chauvet cave paintings is incredible but on a geological timescale, the paint is The age of the Chauvet cave paintings is incredible but on a geological timescale, the paint is barely even dry.
The bottom line for me in this global warming nonsense is that on a geological timescale what we should be worrying about is things getting colder.
Also included are a glossary of terms and a diagram of the geological timescale, which are useful for the general reader.
Chronicling Childs' jaunts from Greenland to Mexico to a forbidding island in the middle of the Bering Sea, this thoroughly enjoyable book is a fascinating travelog of an excitable, seething and perilous planet where catastrophes are frequent, at least when measured on a geological timescale.
The method hasn't taken off like I imagined it would, but in the often geological timescale that ATMs operate within, it's still early.
Also included are a reading list and a geological timescale.
Here, too, they encounter the methodological principle that the present is the key to the past, and they also face the daunting prospect of learning the major divisions of the geological timescale.
The huge numbers involved in the geological timescale cause similar confusion among adults.