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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Book • Third Edition2016

Author:

Kent C. Condie

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Book • Third Edition2016

 

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Author:

Kent C. Condie

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    Chapter 1 - Earth as a Planetary System

    Pages 1-8

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    Chapter 2 - The Crust

    Pages 9-41

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    Chapter 3 - Tectonic Settings

    Pages 43-88

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    Chapter 4 - The Mantle

    Pages 89-133

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    Chapter 5 - The Core

    Pages 135-146

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    Chapter 6 - Crustal and Mantle Evolution

    Pages 147-199

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    Chapter 7 - The Supercontinent Cycle

    Pages 201-235

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    Chapter 8 - The Atmosphere and Hydrosphere

    Pages 237-278

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    Chapter 9 - The Biosphere

    Pages 279-316

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    Chapter 10 - Comparative Planetary Evolution

    Pages 317-367

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    References

    Pages 369-407

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    Index

    Pages 409-418

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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Third Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth, including subsystems in the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. This third edition includes 30% new material and, for the first time, includes full color images in both the print and electronic versions. Topics in the great events chapters are now included in the beginning of the book, with the addition of a new feature of breakout boxes for each event.

The second half of the book now focuses on a better understanding of Earth's history by looking at the interactions of the subsystems over time. The Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, crustal and mantle evolution, the supercontinent cycle, great events in Earth history, and the Earth in comparison to other planets are also covered.

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Third Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth, including subsystems in the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. This third edition includes 30% new material and, for the first time, includes full color images in both the print and electronic versions. Topics in the great events chapters are now included in the beginning of the book, with the addition of a new feature of breakout boxes for each event.

The second half of the book now focuses on a better understanding of Earth's history by looking at the interactions of the subsystems over time. The Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, crustal and mantle evolution, the supercontinent cycle, great events in Earth history, and the Earth in comparison to other planets are also covered.

Key Features

  • Authored by a world leader in tectonics who also authored the two previous editions
  • Presents comprehensive coverage of the Earth's history that is relevant for both students and teachers
  • Includes important section on Comparative Planetary Evolution, not found in other textbooks
  • All illustrations presented throughout both the print and electronic versions in full color
  • Authored by a world leader in tectonics who also authored the two previous editions
  • Presents comprehensive coverage of the Earth's history that is relevant for both students and teachers
  • Includes important section on Comparative Planetary Evolution, not found in other textbooks
  • All illustrations presented throughout both the print and electronic versions in full color

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ISBN

978-0-12-803689-1

Language

English

Published

2016

Copyright

Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Kent C. Condie