A Kaleidoscope of Plates, Faunal and Floral Dispersals, and Sea Level Changes

  • Francis G. Stehli
  • S. David Webb
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 4)


Complex problems seem to have a way of becoming increasingly complex as we learn more, recognize new variables, and appreciate the labyrinthine nature of interactions. When we learn to deal with them as large-scale systems, however, models can be posited and tested, and it becomes possible to move from an observational-analytical approach to one allowing a certain degree of experimentation.


Time Perspective Spreading Center Paleomagnetic Data Crustal Block Passive Continental Margin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis G. Stehli
    • 1
  • S. David Webb
    • 2
  1. 1.College of GeosciencesUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA
  2. 2.Florida State MuseumUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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