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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

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Author:

Kent C. Condie

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

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    1 - Earth Systems

    Pages 1-11

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    2 - The Crust

    Pages 13-58

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    3 - Tectonic Settings

    Pages 59-114

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    4 - The Mantle

    Pages 115-V

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    5 - The Core

    Pages 161-174

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    6 - The Atmosphere and Oceans

    Pages 175-221

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    7 - Living Systems

    Pages 223-263

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    8 - Crustal and Mantle Evolution

    Pages 265-VI

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    9 - The Supercontinent Cycle and Mantle-Plume Events

    Pages 315-VII

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    10 - Comparative Planetary Evolution

    Pages 355-405

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    References

    Pages 407-441

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    Index

    Pages 443-447

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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System is based on Kent Condie’s classic text, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, which has been revamped and renamed in order to reflect a new emphasis on the evolving interactions of the Earth’s systems. This revised volume synthesizes data from the fields of geophysics, oceanography, planetology, and geochemistry.

It features new chapters on the Earth’s core, biotic systems, and the supercontinent cycle and mantle plume events. It contains expanded treatment of the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, carbon cycle, oxygenation of the atmosphere, and the significance of sulfur isotope fractionation. It also includes new information on mass extinctions and catastrophic events over the last four billion years that have transformed the atmosphere, oceans, and life on Earth. By integrating results from many different disciplines, this important text gives students a broader perspective of the Earth Sciences and shows how specialized data contribute to Earth and planetary history.

This text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and scientists in other disciplines who want to look at the Earth with a broader perspective.

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System is based on Kent Condie’s classic text, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, which has been revamped and renamed in order to reflect a new emphasis on the evolving interactions of the Earth’s systems. This revised volume synthesizes data from the fields of geophysics, oceanography, planetology, and geochemistry.

It features new chapters on the Earth’s core, biotic systems, and the supercontinent cycle and mantle plume events. It contains expanded treatment of the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, carbon cycle, oxygenation of the atmosphere, and the significance of sulfur isotope fractionation. It also includes new information on mass extinctions and catastrophic events over the last four billion years that have transformed the atmosphere, oceans, and life on Earth. By integrating results from many different disciplines, this important text gives students a broader perspective of the Earth Sciences and shows how specialized data contribute to Earth and planetary history.

This text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and scientists in other disciplines who want to look at the Earth with a broader perspective.

Key Features

* New insight on interaction and evolution of Earth system* Examines the role of castrophic events in Earth's history* New section on the evolution of the mantle

* New insight on interaction and evolution of Earth system* Examines the role of castrophic events in Earth's history* New section on the evolution of the mantle

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ISBN

978-0-12-088392-9

Language

English

Published

2005

Copyright

Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Kent C. Condie