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Treatise on Geophysics, Volume 9
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Evolution of the Earth
David Stevenson
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Treatise on Geophysics, Volume 9

Evolution of the Earth
David Stevenson
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Evolution of the Earth focuses on the formation of Earth. Topics includethe differention of the core, mantle and crust; theformation of the ocean basinsand continents; outgassing and volcanism; the initiation of plate tectonics, the origin and persistence of Earth's magnetic field; thegrowth of the inner core; changes in mantle convection through time; and the impact of life on the planet. Thevolumetakesan interdisciplinary viewpoint that emphasizes the interplay of geophysics, other aspects of earth science and biological evolution. Some outstanding questions are identified and debated.

  • Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail
  • Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research
  • Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding
  • Content suited for both the expert and non-expert
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Publisher
Elsevier Science
Year
2010
ISBN
9780444535733
Topic
Physical Sciences
Subtopic
Geophysics

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