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A History of the Earth

By: JJW Rogers

325 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 1993 | #25885 | ISBN: 0521397820
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #25886 | ISBN: 0521394805
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About this book

Surveys the history of the earth and the nature of the processes that have controlled the earth's history, such as: convection, thermal evolution, orogeny and rifting. A good introduction and overview.


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Principal controls on earth history; 3. The Archean; 4. Processes in a rigid lithosphere; 5. The Proterozoic; 6. The Paleozoic; Part I. Life, climates, and oceans: 7. The Paleozoic; Part II. Tectonics: 8. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic; Part III. Oceans, atmosphere, climates, and life: 9. The Mesozoic and Cenozoic: Part IV. Consumption, collision, and the development of small ocean basins.

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