Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134074254
ISBN 13: 978-0-13407-425-2

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - The Development of Geology - Concept Checks - Page 11: 5


Geologic time is important for geologists

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The magnitude of geologic time scale divides the vast history of the earth into eons, eras, period and epochs. Geologic time gives information about the events that have taken place millions of years ago. For example, the age of the Earth is 4.6 billion years, and it is very difficult to count the age of the earth in seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years. Therefore, understanding geologic time is important for a geologist
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