Experience a story of remarkable events and extraordinary creatures Seafloors thrust up to form mountain ranges, earthquakes, continents broken apart, fiery floods of lava, mass extinctions... No it's not the latest blockbuster movie; it's the story of our planet Earth--a story filled with remarkable events and extraordinary creatures. In The Earth Through Time, Eighth Edition, Harold Levin continues to bring the fascinating story of the Earth's geological history to life. Levin's stimulating, highly visual, comprehensive, and thought-provoking approach to historical geology promotes a spirit of intellectual curiosity. Levin explains how the Earth was born, how it has changed through eons of time, what caused the changes, how those changes affected life in the Earth's geologic past, and how geologists "read the rocks" to write the Earth's history. Now updated and revised with many new photographs and graphics, the new Eighth Edition is now even more lively, accessible, and engaging than ever before. Features Stunning artwork that brings the ancient world to life. In addition, the text is richly illustrated with geologic block diagrams, cross-sections, stratigraphic maps, paleogeographic maps, and phylogenetic trees. Balanced coverage of basic geology and paleontology, with a strong approach to stratigraphy and paleontology. Emphasizes questions about past geologic events and the processes used in finding answers. Integrated approach to the Earth's systems--the solid Earth, the atmosphere, and the biosphere. Geology of National Parks boxes encourage readers to visit these parks to appreciate their geological significance. A companion website(www.wiley.com/college/levin), including hot links, quizzes, student study guide, and chapter tutorials.Levin, Harold L. is the author of 'Earth Through Time', published 2005 under ISBN 9780471697435 and ISBN 0471697435.