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Evolution of the Earth, 1st Edition

Treatise on Geophysics

 
Evolution of the Earth, 1st Edition,David Stevenson,ISBN9780444534644
 
 
 

D Stevenson   

Elsevier

9780444534644

336

189 X 246

An interdisciplinary view of the evolution of planet Earth, and the life on it

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Key Features

  • Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail
  • Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research
  • Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding
  • Content suited for both the expert and non-expert
  • Description

    Evolution of the Earth focuses on the formation of Earth. Topics include the differention of the core, mantle and crust; the formation of the ocean basins and continents; outgassing and volcanism; the initiation of plate tectonics, the origin and persistence of Earth's magnetic field; the growth of the inner core; changes in mantle convection through time; and the impact of life on the planet. The volume takes an interdisciplinary viewpoint that emphasizes the interplay of geophysics, other aspects of earth science and biological evolution. Some outstanding questions are identified and debated.

    Readership

    Geoscientists, paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, and other researchers and students with an interest in the geological and biological history of planet Earth.

    David Stevenson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

    Evolution of the Earth, 1st Edition

    9.01 Earth Formation and Evolution, 9.02 The Composition and Major Reservoirs of the Earth Around the Time of the Moon-Forming Giant Impact, 9.03 Formation of Earth’s Core, 9.04 Magma Oceans and Primordial Mantle Differentiation, 9.05 Water, the Solid Earth, and the Atmosphere: The Genesis and Effects of a Wet Surface on a Mostly Dry Planet, 9.06 Plate Tectonics through Time, 9.07 Mechanisms of Continental Crust Growth, 9.08 Thermal Evolution of the Mantle, 9.09 Thermal and Compositional Evolution of the Core, 9.10 History of Earth Rotation, 9.11 Coevolution of Life and Earth.

     
     
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