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Earth s Oldest Rocks

Earth s Oldest Rocks
  • Author : Martin J. Van Kranendonk
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 September 2018
  • ISBN : 0444639020
  • Pages : 1112 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Earth’s Oldest Rocks, Second Edition, is the only single reference source for geological research of early Earth. This new edition is an up-to-date collection of scientific articles on all aspects of the early history of the Earth, from planetary accretion at 4.567 billion years ago (Ga), to the onset of modern-style plate tectonics at 3.2 Ga. Since the first edition was published, significant new advances have been made in our understanding of events and processes on early Earth that correspond with new advances in technology. The book includes contributions from over 100 authors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. The research in this reference concentrates on what is directly gleaned from the existing rock record to understand how our planet formed and evolved during the planetary accretion phase, formation of the first crust, the changing dynamics of the mantle and style of tectonics, life’s foothold and early development, and mineral deposits. It is an ideal resource for academics, students and the general public alike. Advances in early Earth research since 2007 based primarily on evidence gleaned directly from the rock record More than 50% of the chapters in this edition are new and the rest of the chapters are revised from the first edition, with more than 700 pages of new material Comprehensive reviews of areas of ancient lithosphere from all over the world, and of crust-forming processes New chapters on early solar system materials, composition of the ancient atmosphere-hydrosphere, and overviews of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, and modeling of early Earth tectonics


Earth's Oldest Rocks

Earth's Oldest Rocks
  • Author : Martin J. Van Kranendonk,Vickie Bennett,Elis Hoffmann
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 September 2018
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Earth’s Oldest Rocks, Second Edition, is the only single reference source for geological research of early Earth. This new edition is an up-to-date collection of scientific articles on all aspects of the early history of the Earth, from planetary accretion at 4.567 billion years ago (Ga), to the onset of modern-style plate tectonics at 3.2 Ga. Since the first edition was published, significant new advances have been made in our understanding of events and processes on early Earth that correspond with


Earth's Oldest Rocks

Earth's Oldest Rocks
  • Author : Martin J. van Kranendonk,Vickie Bennett,Hugh R.H. Smithies
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 26 October 2007
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Earth’s Oldest Rocks provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of early Earth, from planetary accretion through to development of protocratons with depleted lithospheric keels by c. 3.2 Ga, in a series of papers written by over 50 of the world's leading experts. The book is divided into two chapters on early Earth history, ten chapters on the geology of specific cratons, and two chapters on early Earth analogues and the tectonic framework of early Earth. Individual contributions address topics that


Physical Geology

Physical Geology
  • Author : Steven Earle
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 26 February 2021
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"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"



The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks
  • Author : Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
GET THIS BOOKThe Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to tectonic shifts in how we view the inner workings of our planet. Prothero follows in the


Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
  • Author : Robert M. Hazen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 11 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKSymphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

An enchanting biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth. Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It’s with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet, and we are carbon life. No other element is so central to our well-being; yet, when missing or misaligned, carbon atoms can also bring about disease and even death.



Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences
  • Author : E. Julius Dasch
  • Publisher : Macmillan Library Reference
  • Release : 26 February 1996
GET THIS BOOKMacmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences

This encyclopedia presents physics by emphasising the sports and not the science, with scientific information being interwoven with sports facts and stories. Aimed at students with an interest in sports and an aversion to science it introduces them to physical, biological, medical and scientific principles.


Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System
  • Author : Kent C. Condie
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 August 2011
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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. The book contains 10 chapters that discuss the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics; the origin and evolution of the crust; the processes that leave tectonic imprints in rocks and modern processes responsible for these imprints; and the structure of the mantle and the



Life on a Young Planet

Life on a Young Planet
  • Author : Andrew H. Knoll
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 22 March 2015
GET THIS BOOKLife on a Young Planet

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. The very latest discoveries in paleontology--many of them made by the author and


Geology

Geology
  • Author : James A. Woodhead
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release : 26 February 1999
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Volume 1: Alluvial systems - Magmas. Pages 1-388.


Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies

Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies
  • Author : G. Brent Dalrymple
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 26 February 2021
GET THIS BOOKAncient Earth, Ancient Skies

Planet Earth and the other bodies of the Solar System are 4.5 billion years old. They reside in a galaxy (the Milky Way Galaxy) that is 12-14 billion years old, and are part of a universe that is 13-15 billion years old. In Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies, G. Brent Dalrymple, a geologist and widely recognized expert on the age of Earth, reviews the evidence that has led scientists to these conclusions and describes the methods by which this evidence has been


Iowa's Geological Past

Iowa's Geological Past
  • Author : Wayne I. Anderson
  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 26 February 1998
GET THIS BOOKIowa's Geological Past

Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone beds with rich fossil records. Lush coal swamps, salty lagoons, briny basins, enormous alluvial plains, ancient rifts, and rugged Precambrian mountain belts all left their


Origins of Igneous Rocks

Origins of Igneous Rocks
  • Author : Paul C. Hess
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 26 February 1989
GET THIS BOOKOrigins of Igneous Rocks

Hess (geological sciences, Brown U.) explores the complex process of the generation and cooling of those rocks formed by solidification from a molten state, either intrusively, below the earth's crust, or extrusively as lava. Some topics treated are: magmatic differentiation and other processes; nature of silicate melts; island-arc volcanism; continental flood basalts and rifts; lunar petrology; ocean-floor volcanism. An advanced treatment. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR