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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Book • Fourth Edition2021

Author:

Kent C. Condie

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Book • Fourth Edition2021

 

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    Chapter 1 - Earth as a planetary system

    Pages 1-7

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    Chapter 2 - The crust

    Pages 9-37

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    Chapter 3 - Tectonic settings

    Pages 39-79

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    Chapter 4 - The mantle

    Pages 81-125

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    Chapter 5 - The core

    Pages 127-138

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    Chapter 6 - Crustal and mantle evolution

    Pages 139-195

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    Chapter 7 - Earth cycles

    Pages 197-227

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    Chapter 8 - The atmosphere and hydrosphere

    Pages 229-268

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    Chapter 9 - The biosphere

    Pages 269-303

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    Chapter 10 - Comparative planetary evolution

    Pages 305-352

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    References

    Pages 353-388

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    Index

    Pages 389-397

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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Fourth Edition discusses key topics dealing with the evolution and interaction through time of Earth’s crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. It addresses the questions of why Earth is unique among planets of the solar system, and how the various subsystems in the planet have interacted over 4.6 billion years in the habitable planet that we live on. This new edition includes over 100 new pages of material, data, and images and is a key reference for students and researchers in Earth and planetary sciences. Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Fourth Edition includes new material that has become available since the third edition, including new sections on the Mid-lithosphere discontinuity, geoneutrinos, mantle oxidation, continental emergence, Earth cycles (new chapter) and recycling processes, the evolution of Earth from a stagnant lid to a plate tectonic regime, the controversy over how the continents have grown, when plate tectonics began, and exoplanets.

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Fourth Edition discusses key topics dealing with the evolution and interaction through time of Earth’s crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. It addresses the questions of why Earth is unique among planets of the solar system, and how the various subsystems in the planet have interacted over 4.6 billion years in the habitable planet that we live on. This new edition includes over 100 new pages of material, data, and images and is a key reference for students and researchers in Earth and planetary sciences. Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Fourth Edition includes new material that has become available since the third edition, including new sections on the Mid-lithosphere discontinuity, geoneutrinos, mantle oxidation, continental emergence, Earth cycles (new chapter) and recycling processes, the evolution of Earth from a stagnant lid to a plate tectonic regime, the controversy over how the continents have grown, when plate tectonics began, and exoplanets.

Key Features

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of the Earth’s interacting systems through time
  • Compares and contrasts Earth to other terrestrial planets with very different histories
  • Includes a new and exciting chapter on Earth’s cycles and their possible origins
  • Presents comprehensive coverage of the Earth’s interacting systems through time
  • Compares and contrasts Earth to other terrestrial planets with very different histories
  • Includes a new and exciting chapter on Earth’s cycles and their possible origins

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ISBN

978-0-12-819914-5

Language

English

Published

2021

Copyright

Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Authors

Kent C. Condie

Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States