The geological and climate
history information on this website was compiled by David A.
Butler with the aid of numerous published and unpublished
sources of information. The following
references offer additional information on various topics and
introduce others of general
history, continental movement and the evolution
Movements Since Pangaea - Shock Dynamics?
An alternative to plume-powered plate
New England and
North American Geological History
Michael J. Pidwerny, Department of
Geology, Okanagan University College, British
Columbia, Canada has developed a course entitled "Fundamentals
Geography". His extensive, highly
online textbook includes the following topics.
If you are
interested in learning more about glaciation, a Hypertext
Reference for Major Topics in Glaciology and
Glacial Geology may be right for
you. Developed by Dr.
William W. Locke, Geology Department of
Earth Sciences, Montana State University,
Bozeman, MT; this site employs a menu that
leads to discussions of a dozen major topics -
each presented at both an introductory and
advanced level. This arrangement allows easy
movement between topics and facilitates exploring
at the level that best meets your needs. To
sample the type of information in the database,
here is the Overview
change, past, present and future
about global warming? KIHZ chart below shows 11,000
years of northern hemisphere temperature swings:
Do you suspect
the issues are far more complex than the
evening news admits?
Do you wonder
about the possibility of global cooling?
Get perspective and facts
R. Timothy Patterson, Department
of Earth Sciences, Carleton University,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada offers a
web-based course on Climate
Change from a Geological Perspective.
This material, developed
for an earlier course, is posted online
and offers extensive
coverage of the history of glaciation as
part of a rich, systems-oriented look at
of world climate change.
Arranged in slide-show format, it will
take an hour or more to view all of the
slides; but you will find much
information not covered in other
If you would like to
register for Dr.
Patterson's current online course
click on this link.
to any Geological History page:
for a particular topic:
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