Earth's History & Geochronology

Geologic Time & Geochronology

Further Reading

      • Lost World: Rewriting Prehistory - How New Science is Tracing America's Ice Age Mariners by Tom Koppel 979 K
      • Nature's Clock's: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything by Doug MacDougall 551.7MThe Great Desert - Geology and Life on Mars and in the Southwest by Alan Treiman


      • PaleoEarth [cassiopeiaproject/YouTube] 4:30 min
      • Earth’s first rocks [NatGeo/YouTube] 3 min
      • Rocks [cassiopeiaproject/YouTube] 5:30 min
      • (Highway Of Life (part 1 of 2) [cassiopeiaproject/YouTube] 9 min)
      • (Highway Of Life (part 2 of 2) [cassiopeiaproject/YouTube] 8 min)
      • The Evolution of Life in 60 sec [Javier Lores/YouTube] 1 min
      • Timeline to Piano Keys 30 sec.
      • The Evolution of Life [ASAPScience/YouTube] 2 min.
      • The Sixth Extinction [It’s OK To Be Smart/YouTube] 9 min

Techniques of Age Dating

Relative Age Dating

      • Eagle Ford Shale ... connections: Geologic Time Scale and rock formations []


        • Relative Age Dating of Rock Layers [Michael Sammartano/YouTube] 26 min
        • Laws of Relative Rock Dating [London Jenks/YouTube] 4 min
        • Relative Age Dating (very difficult) [W. W. Norton-Marshak Geology/YouTube] 2:30 min

Absolute Age Dating


        • What does the term half-life mean? [GRS / Deutschland/YouTube] 2 min
        • How To Date A Dead Thing [ SciShow/YouTube] 4 min
        • How Does Radiocarbon Dating Work? - Instant Egghead #28 [Scientific American/YouTube] 2 min
        • Nuclear Chemistry: Crash Course Chemistry #38 [Crash Course/YouTube] 10 min
        • Radiometric Dating [Earth Rocks! /YouTube] 14 min

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Further Reading

        • The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300 - 1850 by Brian Fagan 551.6 F
        • The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization by Brian Fagan 551.6 F
        • Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations by Brian Fagan 909 F



Further Reading

        • The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt by William Nothdurft 567.9 N
        • Hunting Dinosaurs by Louie Psihoyos 567.9 P
        • Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur that Changed Science, The Law and my Life by Peter Larson, & Kristin Donnan 560.9 L
        • Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen J. Gould 508 G

Hagerman Fossil Beds, ID

Dinosaur National Monument, UT/CO

Dinosaur State Park, CT