An 800 Million Year Story of Life and Land Evolution in Oman - Al Kindi, Mohammed Hilal
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This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to discover the story of land and ancient life evolution in Oman since at least 800 million years ago. Oman is well known for its marvelous geology. What tectonics affected this part of the world and what organisms lived there? How did the climate and life develop? Did life forms become more complex and varied or become extinct and disappear forever? The book thoroughly reconstructs this land and ancient life evolution and offers readers an understanding on how land, climate and life have proceeded and developed in Oman through the millions of years.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book takes readers on a fascinating journey to discover the story of land and ancient life evolution in Oman since at least 800 million years ago. Oman is well known for its marvelous geology. What tectonics affected this part of the world and what organisms lived there? How did the climate and life develop? Did life forms become more complex and varied or become extinct and disappear forever? The book thoroughly reconstructs this land and ancient life evolution and offers readers an understanding on how land, climate and life have proceeded and developed in Oman through the millions of years.

Autorenporträt
Dr. Mohammed Al Kindy is a structural geologist from Oman. He received his BSc from the University of Aberdeen, 2003 and his PhD from the University of Leeds, 2006. Since 2015 Dr. Al Kindy is the CEO of Geo Consultancy Centre in Muscat, Oman. The Geo Consultancy Centre is founded with the aim of providing a high quality services on geophysical, geological and geotechnical services. This is motivated and supported with international level experts using the latest technology.

Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction: Planet Earth
1.1 Our Kinaesthetic Planet
1.2 Components of the Earth and Tectonic Forces
1.3 Age of the Earth and Determining the Age of Rocks
1.4 Fossils and extinctions

Chapter 2: Oman during Precambrian (before 541 million year ago)
2.1 Earth tectonics, climate and life
2.2 Main tectonics in Oman during Precambrian< 2.3 Rock sequence of Oman during Precamrian
2.4 Organisms living in Oman during Precambrian

Chapter 3: Oman during Palaeozoic (before 252 million year ago)
3.1 Earth tectonics, climate and life during Palaeozoic
3.2 Main tectonics in Oman during Palaeozoic
3.3 Rock sequence of Oman during Palaeozoic
3.4 Organisms living in Oman during Palaeozoic

Chapter 4: Oman during Mesozoic (before 66 million year ago)
4.1 Earth tectonics, climate and life during Mesozoic
4.2 Main tectonics in Oman during Mesozoic
4.3 Rock sequence of Oman during Mesozoic
4.4 Organismsliving in Oman during Mesozoic

Chapter 5: Oman during Cenozoic (until today)
5.1 Earth tectonics, climate and life during Cenozoic
5.2 Main tectonics in Oman during Cenozoic
5.3 Rock sequence of Oman during Cenozoic
5.4 Organisms living in Oman during Cenozoic

Chapter 6: Humans
6.1 The Emergence of Humans 6.2 Climatic Changes and Immigration of Early Humans to Arabia since the last one million years
6.3 Climatic Changes and Homo Sapiens Distribution in Oman in the last 200,000 years
6.4 Climatic Changes and Human Civilization in Oman since 9,000 BC

Chapter 7: Conclusions