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Collaborative learning in an upper-division university geobiology course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. Savarese
The paleontology course described in this article has fully half of the lecture time devoted to group projects: reviewing original literature, engaging in debate, working with data sets and solving ...

When Life Nearly Died: The Greatest Mass Extinction of all Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael J. Benton
This book deals with the mass extinction at the end of the Permian. It includes a vivid description of the 19th and 20th century controversies about catastrophism and the K/T extinction. The author ...

Mysteries of Terra Firma: the Age and Evolution of the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J.L. Powell
This book deals with the history of three controversial ideas: the age of the Earth, continental drift, and meteor impacts as a cause of mass extinction.

The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and our Future part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Richard B. Alley
Alley studies ice cores like those from Greenland which contain both paleoclimate information and annual layers. According to these, the Earth has recently (last 10-14,000 years) undergone very rapid ...

Mass Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis part of SERC Print Resource Collection
William Glen
This is a history of science project documenting a controversy as it unfolds. The controversy in question is whether the K/T extinction was caused by catastrophic volcanism or an asteroid impact. ...

Earth history on the gridiron part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S.T. LoDuca, C.F. Ojala
This article details the use of a football field as a metaphor for geologic time and includes several diagrams emphasizing different kinds of Earth history events, such as major periods of ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...


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