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  • Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time. Behrensmeyer et al., 1992 This paleoecology and paleobiology book describes plant and animal communities on land through the Phanerozoic with critical discussion on taphonomy and interpretation. (citation and description)
  • Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World. Lunine, 1999 This textbook deals with not just the evolution of the Earth, but of the Solar System. (citation and description)
  • Evolution of the Earth, 6th Edition. Prothero and Dott, 2002 This richly illustrated text combines an Earth history approach with physical geology and evolutionary biology. (citation and description)
  • Earth's climate: past and future. Ruddiman, 2001 This book deals with the history and mechanisms of climate change. (citation and description)
  • Earth System History. Stanley, 1999 This textbook covers the Earth system approach, especially chemical cycling, the basics of biology and geology, chronology, and Earth history. (citation and description)
  • The Earth System, 2nd Edition. The Earth System, 2nd Edition This textbook focuses on climate change throughout Earth's history in terms of changing circulation in the atmosphere, the oceans, and the asthenosphere. (citation and description)