Earth as an Evolving Planetary System,
Edition 1
By Kent C. Condie

Publication Date: 17 Dec 2004
Description

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System is based on Kent Condie’s classic text, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, which has been revamped and renamed in order to reflect a new emphasis on the evolving interactions of the Earth’s systems. This revised volume synthesizes data from the fields of geophysics, oceanography, planetology, and geochemistry.

It features new chapters on the Earth’s core, biotic systems, and the supercontinent cycle and mantle plume events. It contains expanded treatment of the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, carbon cycle, oxygenation of the atmosphere, and the significance of sulfur isotope fractionation. It also includes new information on mass extinctions and catastrophic events over the last four billion years that have transformed the atmosphere, oceans, and life on Earth. By integrating results from many different disciplines, this important text gives students a broader perspective of the Earth Sciences and shows how specialized data contribute to Earth and planetary history.

This text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and scientists in other disciplines who want to look at the Earth with a broader perspective.

Key Features

* New insight on interaction and evolution of Earth system* Examines the role of castrophic events in Earth's history* New section on the evolution of the mantle
About the author
By Kent C. Condie, Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA
Table of Contents
1. Earth Systems2. The Crust3. Tectonic Settings4. The Mantle5. The Core6. The Atmosphere and Oceans7. Living Systems8. Crustal and Mantle Evolution9. The Supercontinent Cycle and Mantle Plume Events10. Comparative Planetary Evolution
Book details
ISBN: 9780120883929
Page Count: 350
Retail Price : £50.99

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Audience
Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; scientists in other disciplines who want to look at the Earth with a broader perspective