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Evolution of the Earth 1 edition

Evolution of the Earth
David John Stevenson

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Evolution of the Earth
1st ed.
volume editor, David Stevenson

Published 2009 by Elsevier in Amsterdam, Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

This title focuses on the formation of Earth, core and continents, outgassing and volcanism, development of plate tectonics, origin and persistence of Earth's magnetic field, growth of the inner core, changes in mantle convection through time, and impact of biology.

Table of Contents

Earth formation and evolution / D.J. Stevenson
The composition and major reservoirs of the earth around the time of the moon-forming giant impact / A.N. Halliday, B.J. Wood
Formation of Earth's core / D.C. Rubie, F. Nimmo, H.J. Melosh
Magma oceans and primordial mantle differentiation / V. Solomatov
Water, the solid earth, and the atmosphere : the genesis and effects of a wet surface on a mostly dry planet / Q. Williams
Plate tectonics through time / N.H. Sleep
Mechanisms of continental crust growth / M. Stein, Z. Ben-Avraham
Thermal evolution of the mantle / G.F. Davies
Thermal and compositional evolution of the core / F. Nimmo
History of earth rotation / W.R. Peltier
Coevolution of life and earth / G.J. Retallack.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Treatise on geophysics -- v. 9, Treatise on geophysics -- v. 9.


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QB632 .E85 2009

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xi, 320 p. :
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