Understanding the Earth / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521427401
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 564
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Lists of editors and contributors; Foreword Ian G. Gass; Introduction to chapters 1-4; 1. Exploration of the Solar System Peter W. Francis; 2. The origin of the Earth Stuart Ross Taylor; 3. The Earth's interior Don L. Anderson; 4. Experimental petrology: Earth materials science Peter J. Wyllie; Introduction to chapters 5-8; 5. Magma generation in the Earth Stephen J. Sparks; 6. The interpretation of magmatic evolution Keith G. Cox; 7. Geological time Chris J. Hawkesworth and Peter van Calsteren; 8. The continents Keith O'Nions; Introduction to chapters 9-12; 9. Seafloor spreading and plate tectonics Tjeerd H. van Andel; 10. Plate tectonics and continental drift Alan G. Smith; 11. Plate tectonics and hydrothermal ore deposits Michael J. Russell; 12. Metamorphism and fluids Alan B. Thompson; Introduction to chapters 13-15; 13. Seismic reflection profiling and the structure of the continental lithosphere Simon Klemperer and Carolyn Peddy; 14. Deformation of the continental crust Philip England; 15. The formation of sedimentary basins Tony Watts; Introduction to chapters 16-19; 16. Classic sediments Roger G. Walker; 17. Limestones through time Maurice E. Tucker; 18. Hydrocarbon source works Ralf Littke and Dietrich H. Welte; 19. Event stratigraphy: a dynamic view of the setimentary record Adolf Seilacher; Introduction to chapters 20 and 21; 20. Sequence stratigraphy: an introduction Chris Wilson; 21. Intraplate stress and sedimentary basin evolution Sierd Cloetingh; Introduction to chapters 22 and 23; 22. The early evolution of life Simon Conway Morris; 23. Fossils and evolutionary theory Peter W. Skelton; Introduction to chapters 24 and 25; 24. Palaeoclimatology Eric J. Barron; 25. Volcanic hazards Michael R. Rampino; Glossary; Figure acknowledgements; Index.

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