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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

By: Kent C Condie
574 pages, diagrams
Publisher: Academic Press
Earth as an Evolving Planetary System
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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System explores key topics and questions relating to the evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle over the last four billion years. This Second Edition features exciting new information on Earth and planetary evolution and examines how all subsystems in our planet-crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans and life-have worked together and changed over time. Kent Condie synthesizes data from the fields of oceanography, geophysics, planetology, and geochemistry to address Earth's evolution.

This title includes: two new chapters on the Supercontinent Cycle and on Great Events in Earth history; and, new and updated sections on Earth's thermal history, planetary volcanism, planetary crusts, the onset of plate tectonics, changing composition of the oceans and atmosphere, and paleoclimatic regimes. New in this Second Edition: the lower mantle and the role of the post-perovskite transition, the role of water in the mantle, new tomographic data tracking plume tails into the deep mantle, Euxinia in Proterozoic oceans, The Hadean, A crustal age gap at 2.4-2.2 Ga, and continental growth.

Contents

1. Earth Systems 2. The Crust 3. Tectonic Settings 4. The Mantle 5. The Core 6. The Atmosphere and Oceans 7. Living Systems 8. Crustal and Mantle Evolution 9. The Supercontinent Cycle and Mantle Plume Events 10. Comparative Planetary Evolution

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By: Kent C Condie
574 pages, diagrams
Publisher: Academic Press
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What we can find in this book is a snapshot of current knowledge regarding the Earth's components and how these consituent parts challenge Earth scientists to integrate their sub-disciplines into a holistic view of our home. The book is an excellent textbook for either an upper class undergraduate course or a graduate course in Earth history. -Eos (Bulletin of the American Geophysical Union), 2005 "Author Kent Condie synthesizes data from the fields of oceanography, geophysics, planetology, and geochemistry to examine the key topics and questions relating to the evolution of Earth's crust and mantle. This volume provides a substantial update to Condie's established text,Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, Fourth Edition. It emphasizes the interactive nature of various components of the Earth system on timescales of tens to hundreds of millions of years, and how these interactions have affected the history of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere." -Linda Chappell, Information and Research Services, Lunar and Planetary Institute

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