Earth s Oldest Rocks Book

Earth s Oldest Rocks


  • Author : Martin J. Van Kranendonk
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-09-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444639028

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Earth s Oldest Rocks Book Description :

Earth’s Oldest Rocks, Second Edition, is the only single reference source for geological research of early Earth. This new edition is an up-to-date collection of scientific articles on all aspects of the early history of the Earth, from planetary accretion at 4.567 billion years ago (Ga), to the onset of modern-style plate tectonics at 3.2 Ga. Since the first edition was published, significant new advances have been made in our understanding of events and processes on early Earth that correspond with new advances in technology. The book includes contributions from over 100 authors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. The research in this reference concentrates on what is directly gleaned from the existing rock record to understand how our planet formed and evolved during the planetary accretion phase, formation of the first crust, the changing dynamics of the mantle and style of tectonics, life’s foothold and early development, and mineral deposits. It is an ideal resource for academics, students and the general public alike. Advances in early Earth research since 2007 based primarily on evidence gleaned directly from the rock record More than 50% of the chapters in this edition are new and the rest of the chapters are revised from the first edition, with more than 700 pages of new material Comprehensive reviews of areas of ancient lithosphere from all over the world, and of crust-forming processes New chapters on early solar system materials, composition of the ancient atmosphere-hydrosphere, and overviews of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, and modeling of early Earth tectonics

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

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Earth s Oldest Rocks Book Description :

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

Siluria Book

Siluria


  • Author : Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1872
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4182732

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Siluria Book Description :

Siluria Book

Siluria


  • Author : Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069923541

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Siluria Book Description :

Siluria  a History of the Oldest Rocks in the British Isles and Other Countries  with Sketches of the Origin and Distribution of Native Gold  the General Succession of Geological Formations and Changes of the Earth s Surface  By Sir Roderick I  Murchison Book

Siluria a History of the Oldest Rocks in the British Isles and Other Countries with Sketches of the Origin and Distribution of Native Gold the General Succession of Geological Formations and Changes of the Earth s Surface By Sir Roderick I Murchison


  • Author : Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1087230682

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Siluria a History of the Oldest Rocks in the British Isles and Other Countries with Sketches of the Origin and Distribution of Native Gold the General Succession of Geological Formations and Changes of the Earth s Surface By Sir Roderick I Murchison Book Description :

The Age of the Earth Book
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The Age of the Earth


  • Author : G. Brent Dalrymple
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 0804723311

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The Age of the Earth Book Description :

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

Physical Geology Book
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Physical Geology


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

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Physical Geology Book Description :

"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.

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy Book

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy


  • Author : Joseph A. Angelo
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 753
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438110189

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Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy Book Description :

Presents a comprehensive reference to astronomy and space exploration, with articles on space technology, astronauts, stars, planets, key theories and laws and more.

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

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The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks Book Description :

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.

Young Sun  Early Earth and the Origins of Life Book

Young Sun Early Earth and the Origins of Life


  • Author : Muriel Gargaud
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-01-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642225529

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Young Sun Early Earth and the Origins of Life Book Description :

- How did the Sun come into existence? - How was the Earth formed? - How long has Earth been the way it is now, with its combination of oceans and continents? - How do you define “life”? - How did the first life forms emerge? - What conditions made it possible for living things to evolve? All these questions are answered in this colourful textbook addressing undergraduate students in "Origins of Life" courses and the scientifically interested public. The authors take the reader on an amazing voyage through time, beginning five thousand million years ago in a cloud of interstellar dust and ending five hundred million years ago, when the living world that we see today was finally formed. A chapter on exoplanets provides an overview of the search for planets outside the solar system, especially for habitable ones. The appendix closes the book with a glossary, a bibliography of further readings and a summary of the Origins of the Earth and life in fourteen boxes.

Earth History and Palaeogeography Book

Earth History and Palaeogeography


  • Author : Trond H. Torsvik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107105324

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Earth History and Palaeogeography Book Description :

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

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Book

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System


  • Author : Kent C. Condie
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123852281

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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Book Description :

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. The book contains 10 chapters that discuss the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics; the origin and evolution of the crust; the processes that leave tectonic imprints in rocks and modern processes responsible for these imprints; and the structure of the mantle and the core. The book also covers 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. This book is meant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Sciences, with a basic knowledge of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics. It also may serve as a reference tool for specialists in the geologic sciences who want to keep abreast of scientific advances in this field. Kent Condie's corresponding interactive CD, Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, can be purchased from Tasa Graphic Arts here: http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/progptearth.html Two new chapters on the Supercontinent Cycle and on Great Events in Earth history New and updated sections on Earth's thermal history, planetary volcanism, planetary crusts, the onset of plate tectonics, changing composition of the oceans and atmosphere, and paleoclimatic regimes Also new in this Second Edition: the lower mantle and the role of the post-perovskite transition, the role of water in the mantle, new tomographic data tracking plume tails into the deep mantle, Euxinia in Proterozoic oceans, The Hadean, A crustal age gap at 2.4-2.2 Ga, and continental growth

Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures Book

Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures


  • Author : Jon Erickson
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438109701

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Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures Book Description :

Praise for the previous edition: ...refreshingly clear...will entertain the reader with the wonders of the rock world, and will enhance an understanding of the natural environment... Recommended for all audiences, from high school upward. -- CHOICE Clearly written and illustrated

History of Life Book

History of Life


  • Author : Richard Cowen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118510933

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History of Life Book Description :

This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet, continually presenting organisms with challenges. Changing geography, climate, atmosphere, oceanic and land environments set a stage in which organisms interact with their environments and one another, with evolutionary change an inevitable result. The organisms themselves in turn can change global environments: oxygen in our atmosphere is all produced by photosynthesis, for example. The interplay between a changing Earth and its evolving organisms is the underlying theme of the book. The book has a dedicated website which explores additional enriching information and discussion, and provides or points to the art for the book and many other images useful for teaching. See: www.wiley.com/go/cowen/historyoflife.

The Changing Earth  Exploring Geology and Evolution Book

The Changing Earth Exploring Geology and Evolution


  • Author : James Monroe
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285981383

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The Changing Earth Exploring Geology and Evolution Book Description :

THE CHANGING EARTH: EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, Seventh Edition, is a member of a rare breed of texts written specifically for courses covering both physical and historical geology. Three interrelated themes (plate tectonics, organic evolution, and geologic time) help students understand that Earth is a complex, integrated, and continually changing system. In the new edition authors James S. Monroe and Reed Wicander integrate new content emphasizing the economic impacts of geology. Topics such as fracking, nuclear waste, and the threat of earthquakes are covered in new Geo-Impact boxes that stress real-world applications. Lauded for their clear writing style, the authors go beyond simply explaining geology and its processes; rather, they place that knowledge within the context of human experience by consistently emphasizing relevance, resources, and the environment. New Global Geoscience Watch activities help students learn how to use an extensive database of articles on geology that are updated several times a day and are available exclusively for users of this book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.