Earth s Oldest Rocks Book

Earth s Oldest Rocks

  • Author : Martin J. van Kranendonk
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2007-10-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1330
  • ISBN 10 : 0080552471

Earth s Oldest Rocks Excerpt :

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 range from planetary accretion, a review of Earth meteorites, significance and composition of Hadean protocrust, composition of Archaean mantle and deep crust, all aspects of the geology of Paleoarchean cratons, composition of Archean oceans and hydrothermal environments, evidence and geological settings of early life, early Earth analogues from Venus and New Zealand, and a tectonic framework for early Earth. * Contains comprehensive reviews of areas of ancient lithosphere on Earth, of planetary accretion processes, and of meteorites * Focuses on specific aspects of early Earth, including oldest putative life forms, evidence of the composition of the ancient atmosphere-hydrosphere, and the oldest evidence for subduction-accretion * Presents an overview of geological processes and model of the tectonic framework on early Earth

The Age of the Earth Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Age of the Earth

  • Author : G. Brent Dalrymple
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 0804723311

The Age of the Earth Excerpt :

A synthesis of all that has been postulated and is known about the age of the Earth

How the Mountains Grew Book

How the Mountains Grew

  • Author : John Dvorak
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781643135755

How the Mountains Grew Excerpt :

The incredible story of the creation of a continent—our continent— from the acclaimed author of The Last Volcano and Mask of the Sun. The immense scale of geologic time is difficult to comprehend. Our lives—and the entirety of human history—are mere nanoseconds on this timescale. Yet we hugely influenced by the land we live on. From shales and fossil fuels, from lake beds to soil composition, from elevation to fault lines, what could be more relevant that the history of the ground beneath our feet? For most of modern history, geologists could say little more about why mountains grew than the obvious: there were forces acting inside the Earth that caused mountains to rise. But what were those forces? And why did they act in some places of the planet and not at others? When the theory of plate tectonics was proposed, our concept of how the Earth worked experienced a momentous shift. As the Andes continue to rise, the Atlantic Ocean steadily widens, and Honolulu creeps ever closer to Tokyo, this seemingly imperceptible creep of the Earth is revealed in the landscape all around us. But tectonics cannot—and do not—explain everything about the wonders of the North American landscape. What about the Black Hills? Or the walls of chalk that stand amongst the rolling hills of west Kansas? Or the fact that the states of Washington and Oregon are slowly rotating clockwise, and there a diamond mine in Arizona? It all points to the geologic secrets hidden inside the 2-billion-year-old-continental masses. A whopping ten times older than the rocky floors of the ocean, continents hold the clues to the long history of our planet. With a sprightly narrative that vividly brings this science to life, John Dvorak's How the Mountains Grew will fill readers with a newfound appreciation for the wonders of the land we live on.

Physical Geology Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Physical Geology

  • Author : Steven Earle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 807
  • ISBN 10 : 1774200287

Physical Geology Excerpt :

"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"--BCcampus website.

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Book

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America

  • Author : Ronald C. Blakey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319596365

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Excerpt :

Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape. Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity. Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault systems. Follow these events through paleogeographic maps that look like satellite views of ancient Earth. Accompanying text takes the reader into the science behind these maps and the geologic history that they portray. The maps and text unfold the complex geologic history of the region as never seen before. Winner of the 2021 John D. Haun Landmark Publication Award, AAPG-Rocky Mountain Section

Earth Book


  • Author : Edmond A. Mathez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 1565845951

Earth Excerpt :

A collection of essays and articles provides a study of how the planet works, discussing Earth's structure, geographical features, geologic history, and evolution.

Earth History and Palaeogeography Book

Earth History and Palaeogeography

  • Author : Trond H. Torsvik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107105324

Earth History and Palaeogeography Excerpt :

This book provides a complete Phanerozoic story of palaeogeography, using new and detailed full-colour maps, to link surface and deep-Earth processes.

Fossils  Rocks  and Time Book

Fossils Rocks and Time

  • Author : Lucy E. Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Earth sciences
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000032875072

Fossils Rocks and Time Excerpt :

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks Book

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

  • Author : Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231544276

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks Excerpt :

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 footsteps of the scientists who asked—and answered—geology’s biggest questions: How do we know how old the earth is? What happened to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks end up at the top of Mount Everest? What can we learn about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? He answers these questions through expertly chosen case studies, such as Pliny the Younger’s firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed were far older than Noah’s Flood; the salt and gypsum deposits under the Mediterranean Sea that indicate that it was once a desert; and how trying to date the age of meteorites revealed the dangers of lead poisoning. Each of these breakthroughs filled in a piece of the greater puzzle that is the earth, with scientific discoveries dovetailing with each other to offer an increasingly coherent image of the geologic past. Summarizing a wealth of information in an entertaining, approachable style, The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks is essential reading for the armchair geologist, the rock hound, and all who are curious about the earth beneath their feet.

A Rock Is Lively Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

A Rock Is Lively

  • Author : Dianna Hutts Aston
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452134970

A Rock Is Lively Excerpt :

From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Butterfly Is Patient comes a gorgeous and informative introduction to the fascinating world of rocks. From dazzling blue lapis lazuli to volcanic snowflake obsidian, an incredible variety of rocks are showcased in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this book introduces an array of facts, making it equally perfect for classroom sharing and family reading. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

The Oldest Living Things in the World Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Oldest Living Things in the World

  • Author : Rachel Sussman
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226057644

The Oldest Living Things in the World Excerpt :

The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands. Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in th

The Age of the Earth Book

The Age of the Earth

  • Author : Arthur Holmes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Earth
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015031081261

The Age of the Earth Excerpt :

Geology For Dummies Book

Geology For Dummies

  • Author : Alecia M. Spooner
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118021521

Geology For Dummies Excerpt :

Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase over the next decade, which will increase geology-related jobs well above average projection for all occupations in the coming years. Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle on the subject, whether you?re looking to supplement classroom learning or are simply interested in earth sciences. Presented in a straightforward, trusted format, it features a thorough introduction to the study of the earth, its materials, and its processes. Tracks to a typical college-level introductory geology course An 8-page color insert includes photos of rocks, minerals, and geologic marvels Covers geological processes; rock records and geologic times; matter, minerals, and rock; and more Geology For Dummies is an excellent classroom supplement for all students who enroll in introductory geology courses, from geology majors to those who choose earth science courses as electives.

Origin and Evolution of Earth Book

Origin and Evolution of Earth

  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2008-08-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309134309

Origin and Evolution of Earth Excerpt :

Questions about the origin and nature of Earth and the life on it have long preoccupied human thought and the scientific endeavor. Deciphering the planet's history and processes could improve the ability to predict catastrophes like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, to manage Earth's resources, and to anticipate changes in climate and geologic processes. At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Geological Survey, the National Research Council assembled a committee to propose and explore grand questions in geological and planetary science. This book captures, in a series of questions, the essential scientific challenges that constitute the frontier of Earth science at the start of the 21st century.

The Age of the Earth Book

The Age of the Earth

  • Author : Geological Society of London
  • Publisher : Geological Society Publishing House
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822031188444

The Age of the Earth Excerpt :