Evolution and the Fossil Record

Jr Pojeta, Dale Springer, United States Geological Survey, Bloomsburg University

This publication of the American Geological Institute is a non-technical introduction to evolution and aims to help the general public gain a better understanding of one of the fundamental underlying concepts of modern science. Concepts covered include geologic time, change through time, Darwin's theory of evolution, evolution as a mechanism for change, the nature of species, the nature of theory, paleontology, and determination of age. Four "case studies" highlight examples of evolution from the fossil record to provide a perspective for understanding the evolution of life on Earth.

This description of a site outside SERC has not been vetted by SERC staff and may be incomplete or incorrect. If you have information we can use to flesh out or correct this record let us know.

This resource originally cataloged at:

This resource is referenced here:
Subject: Biology
Grade Level: Middle (6-8), General Public, High School (9-12)