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Precambrian Earth : Tempos and Events - Eriksson

Precambrian Earth

Tempos and Events

By: Eriksson

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2004
ISBN: 9780444515063
Number Of Pages: 966

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In this book the editors strive to cover all primary (i.e. non-applied) topics in Precambrian geology in a non-partisan way, by using a large team of international authors to present their datasets and highly divergent viewpoints.

The chapters address: celestial origins of Earth and succeeding extraterrestrial impact events; generation of continental crust and the greenstone-granite debate; the interaction of mantle plumes and plate tectonics over Precambrian time; Precambrian volcanism, emphasising komatiite research; evolution and models for Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere; evolution of life and its influence on Precambrian ocean chemistry and chemical sedimentation; sedimentation through Precambrian time; the application of sequence stratigraphy to the Precambrian rock record. Each topic is introduced and a non-partisan closing commentary provided at the end of each chapter. The final chapter blends the major geological events and rates at which important processes occurred into a synthesis, which postulates a number of "event clusters" in the Precambrian when significant changes occurred in many natural systems and geological environments.

Also available in paperback, ISBN: 0-444-51509-7

Industry Reviews

I highly recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the Precambrian, and certainly every general science and earth and planetary sciences library should have a copy. THE EGGS, 2004 "This book is an excellent comprehensive entity of Precambrian earth, and in every sense, indeed! A number of renowned and active researchers have contributed sections/chapters. The organization of the book is very good and the connecting links between the chapters are well focused...The most positive approach of the editors, which-I believe-readers will equally well appreciate, is their sincere support and encouragement to express the existing diversity of opinions throughout the book!" -Rajat Mazumder, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich University, JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH

The Early Earth
Generation of Continental Crust
Tectonism and Mantle Plumes through Time
Precambrian Volcanism: an independent Variable through Time
Evolution of the Hydrosphere and Atmosphere
Evolution of Life and Precambrian Bio-Geology
Sedimentation through Time
Sequence Stratigraphy and the Precambrian
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ISBN: 9780444515063
ISBN-10: 0444515062
Series: Developments in Precambrian Geology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 966
Published: 4th March 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.6 x 22.1  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.88