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Evolution of the Earth: Treatise on Geophysics

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by David Stevenson
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Evolution of the Earth: Treatise on Geophysics by David Stevenson

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.

  • 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-expe

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    Ebook Details
    Pages: 7000
    Size: 11.2 MB
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Date published:   2010
    ISBN: 9780444535733 (DRM-PDF)

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