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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Define paleogeography. Why are geographers interested in this topic?

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Paleogeography and the reason for geographers are interested in this topic.

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The study about past geological conditions is known as paleogeography. The ultimate aim of paleography is to try to rebuild past environment of a region based on its geologic and climatic evidences.

The past Earth’s history is depicted in the geologic timescale as a calendar. The geological timescale is further divided into era, period, and epoch and each have a unique paleogeography with its own distribution of land, ocean, climate, plant, and animal life.

Paleogeographers are still investigating the reason for the great extinctions...

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