paleogeography

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paleogeography the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paleogeography The study of the physical geography of past periods of the earth's history, founded as a distinct branch of geology by Canu in 1895, although the name had been employed before that date. It derives its data from paleontology, stratigraphy, and the geographic distribution of animals and plants, and attempts to restore the physiographic conditions and describe the evolution of those conditions through the successive epochs of geologic time.
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Usage

In literature:

Schuchert: Paleogeography of North America; Bull.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
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