Evolution and Geology: Further Reading
- Stephen Stearns's Yale lecture Major Events in the
Geology and climate have shaped the development of life
tremendously. This has occurred in the form of processes such as the
oxygenation of the atmosphere, mass extinctions, tectonic drift, and
disasters such as floods and volcanic eruptions. Life, particularly
bacteria, has also been able to impact the geological makeup of the
planet through metabolic processes.