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Evolution and the Fossil Record
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2001 All rights reserved. American Geological Institute. Produced in cooperation with The Paleontological Society.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-442
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: John Pojeta, Jr
United States Geological Survey

Author: Dr Dale A. Springer
Bloomsburg University

Publisher: American Geological Institute