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Fossils: the Key to the Past part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Richard Fortey
This book is targeted to the general public and explains geologic time, rocks, and fossils (both in terms of the organisms that made them and how they formed). It also discusses evolution, ...

On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Peter Ward
This book reviews modern survivors of lineages greatly reduced by mass extinctions and discusses why those lineages got hit so much harder than others. Examples include the chambered nautilus, ...

Evolution and Ecology: The Pace of Life part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K.D. Bennett
This book deals with punctuated-equilibrium evolutionary mechanisms during the Quaternary. The author argues that frequent (on a scale of tens of thousands of years) ice ages and related climate ...

Creationism's geologic time scale part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Donald U. Wise
This is a detailed description and debunking of the entire Flood-Creation timeline supported by most Creation Scientists. The Flood-Creation timeline begins 6,000 years ago with the creation of the ...

When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Hannah Bonner
This illustrated kid's book deals with the Carboniferous and Permian periods and covers climate, plate tectonics, and paleontology. The cartoons are wonderful and often involve plays on words. The ...

Science and Earth History: the Evolution/Creation Controversy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Arthur N. Strahler
This is basically an earth science textbook written to refute creation science arguments. For each topic (such as cosmology and astronomy or stratigraphy and the fossil record), he has chapters ...

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Donald Wise
Use melting ice to teach students about radioactive decay. With a ring stand, set a funnel of ice over a graduated cylinder and students can construct a decay curve by plotting meltwater volume ...

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Vine Deloria Jr.
Deloria, a Native American Creationist, attacks evolution and geologic time and presents as an alternative a synthetic history based on the oral history of several Native American tribes. In ...

A Student-Centered Project for Earth System History part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Rebecca Teed
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a project in which students play the role of class lecturer. The purpose of the exercise is to reduce instructor lecture time and ...

Qualitative Analysis of College Students' Ideas about the Earth: Interviews and Open-Ended Questions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie C. Libarkin, Steven W. Anderson, Julie Dahl Science, Meredith Beilfuss, William Boone
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses alternative conceptions held by college students about the geosciences. Data were collected from students enrolled in introductory level ...

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