Secular trends in the geologic record and the supercontinent cycle

@article{Bradley2011SecularTI,
  title={Secular trends in the geologic record and the supercontinent cycle},
  author={Dwight C. Bradley},
  journal={Earth-Science Reviews},
  year={2011},
  volume={108},
  pages={16-33}
}
  • D. Bradley
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Geology
  • Earth-Science Reviews

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