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Understanding the Earth - Geoff Brown

Understanding the Earth

By: Geoff Brown (Editor), Chris J. Hawkesworth (Editor), Chris L. Wilson (Editor), Ian G. Gass (Foreword by)

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Published: 4th January 1993
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Some of the foremost authorities in earth sciences contributed to this volume, first published in 1992, to provide a highly accessible and stimulating account of the rapid evolution of knowledge about the processes that drive and shape the Earth. Well-illustrated and extremely readable accounts cover many aspects of the earth sciences that are often confined to the more esoteric literature - from magma generation in the Earth to the formation of sedimentary basins. From contributions on the Earth's interior and its dynamic evolution to investigations of the natural and human-driven disturbances to the environment, Understanding the Earth reflects the increasingly integrated and multi-disciplinary research that has fed our understanding of the Earth's origin and its internal and surface processes, and provides an indispensable guide to students of modern earth sciences.

Lists of editors and contributors
Foreword Ian G. Gass
Introduction to chapters 1-4
Exploration of the Solar System
The origin of the Earth
The Earth's interior
Experimental petrology: Earth materials science
Introduction to chapters 5-8
Magma generation in the Earth
The interpretation of magmatic evolution
Geological time
The continents
Introduction to chapters 9-12
Seafloor spreading and plate tectonics
Plate tectonics and continental drift
Plate tectonics and hydrothermal ore deposits
Metamorphism and fluids
Introduction to chapters 13-15
Seismic reflection profiling and the structure of the continental lithosphere
Deformation of the continental crust
The formation of sedimentary basins
Introduction to chapters 16-19
Classic sediments
Limestones through time
Hydrocarbon source works
Event stratigraphy: a dynamic view of the setimentary record
Introduction to chapters 20 and 21
Sequence stratigraphy: an introduction
Intraplate stress and sedimentary basin evolution
Introduction to chapters 22 and 23
The early evolution of life
Fossils and evolutionary theory
Introduction to chapters 24 and 25
Palaeoclimatology
Volcanic hazards
Glossary
Figure acknowledgements
Index
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ISBN: 9780521427401
ISBN-10: 0521427401
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 4th January 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 18.8  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.04