Earth s Oldest Rocks

Earth s Oldest Rocks
Author: Martin J. Van Kranendonk,Vickie Bennett,Elis Hoffmann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN 10: 0444639020
ISBN 13: 9780444639028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth s Oldest Rocks Book Review:

Earth’s Oldest Rocks, Second Edition, is the only single reference source for geological research of early Earth. This new edition is an up-to-date collection of scientific articles on all aspects of the early history of the Earth, from planetary accretion at 4.567 billion years ago (Ga), to the onset of modern-style plate tectonics at 3.2 Ga. Since the first edition was published, significant new advances have been made in our understanding of events and processes on early Earth that correspond with new advances in technology. The book includes contributions from over 100 authors, all of whom are experts in their respective fields. The research in this reference concentrates on what is directly gleaned from the existing rock record to understand how our planet formed and evolved during the planetary accretion phase, formation of the first crust, the changing dynamics of the mantle and style of tectonics, life’s foothold and early development, and mineral deposits. It is an ideal resource for academics, students and the general public alike. Advances in early Earth research since 2007 based primarily on evidence gleaned directly from the rock record More than 50% of the chapters in this edition are new and the rest of the chapters are revised from the first edition, with more than 700 pages of new material Comprehensive reviews of areas of ancient lithosphere from all over the world, and of crust-forming processes New chapters on early solar system materials, composition of the ancient atmosphere-hydrosphere, and overviews of the oldest evidence of life on Earth, and modeling of early Earth tectonics

A New Stratigraphical Framework for the Earth s Oldest Rocks

A New Stratigraphical Framework for the Earth s Oldest Rocks
Author: R. M. Key
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:770291153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Classification of the Earth s Oldest Rocks

Classification of the Earth s Oldest Rocks
Author: R. M. Key
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:801471834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Age of the Earth

The Age of the Earth
Author: G. Brent Dalrymple
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 474
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780804723312
ISBN 13: 0804723311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of the Earth Book Review:

A synthesis of all that has been postulated and is known about the age of the Earth

Earth s Oldest Rocks

Earth s Oldest Rocks
Author: Martin J. van Kranendonk,Vickie Bennett,Hugh R.H. Smithies
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1330
Release: 2007-10-26
ISBN 10: 9780080552477
ISBN 13: 0080552471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth s Oldest Rocks Book Review:

Earth’s Oldest Rocks provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of early Earth, from planetary accretion through to development of protocratons with depleted lithospheric keels by c. 3.2 Ga, in a series of papers written by over 50 of the world's leading experts. The book is divided into two chapters on early Earth history, ten chapters on the geology of specific cratons, and two chapters on early Earth analogues and the tectonic framework of early Earth. Individual contributions address topics that range from planetary accretion, a review of Earth meteorites, significance and composition of Hadean protocrust, composition of Archaean mantle and deep crust, all aspects of the geology of Paleoarchean cratons, composition of Archean oceans and hydrothermal environments, evidence and geological settings of early life, early Earth analogues from Venus and New Zealand, and a tectonic framework for early Earth. * Contains comprehensive reviews of areas of ancient lithosphere on Earth, of planetary accretion processes, and of meteorites * Focuses on specific aspects of early Earth, including oldest putative life forms, evidence of the composition of the ancient atmosphere-hydrosphere, and the oldest evidence for subduction-accretion * Presents an overview of geological processes and model of the tectonic framework on early Earth

Young Sun Early Earth and the Origins of Life

Young Sun  Early Earth and the Origins of Life
Author: Muriel Gargaud,Hervé Martin,Purificación López-García,Thierry Montmerle,Robert Pascal
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2013-01-11
ISBN 10: 3642225527
ISBN 13: 9783642225529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Sun Early Earth and the Origins of Life Book Review:

- How did the Sun come into existence? - How was the Earth formed? - How long has Earth been the way it is now, with its combination of oceans and continents? - How do you define “life”? - How did the first life forms emerge? - What conditions made it possible for living things to evolve? All these questions are answered in this colourful textbook addressing undergraduate students in "Origins of Life" courses and the scientifically interested public. The authors take the reader on an amazing voyage through time, beginning five thousand million years ago in a cloud of interstellar dust and ending five hundred million years ago, when the living world that we see today was finally formed. A chapter on exoplanets provides an overview of the search for planets outside the solar system, especially for habitable ones. The appendix closes the book with a glossary, a bibliography of further readings and a summary of the Origins of the Earth and life in fourteen boxes.

Symphony in C Carbon and the Evolution of Almost Everything

Symphony in C  Carbon and the Evolution of  Almost  Everything
Author: Robert M. Hazen
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-06-11
ISBN 10: 0393609448
ISBN 13: 9780393609448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symphony in C Carbon and the Evolution of Almost Everything Book Review:

An enchanting biography of the most resonant—and most necessary—chemical element on Earth. Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It’s with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet, and we are carbon life. No other element is so central to our well-being; yet, when missing or misaligned, carbon atoms can also bring about disease and even death. At once ubiquitous and mysterious, carbon holds the answers to some of humanity’s biggest questions. Where did Earth come from? What will ultimately become of it—and of us? With poetic storytelling, earth scientist Robert M. Hazen explores the universe to discover the past, present, and future of life’s most essential element. We’re not only “made of star stuff,” as Carl Sagan famously observed, but “Big Bang stuff,” too. Hazen reveals that carbon’s grand symphony began with a frenzied prelude shortly after the dawn of creation, bringing new attention to the tiny number of Big Bang–created carbon atoms that often get overlooked. In minutes, violently colliding protons and neutrons improbably formed the first carbon atoms, which can still be found within our bodies. His book then unfolds in four movements, building momentum as he explores carbon as the element of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. He visits the famed volcanic crater Solfatara di Pozzuoli near Naples, where venting carbon dioxide and other noxious fumes condense into beautiful crystals. He climbs the cliffs of the Scottish Highlands and delves deep into the precious-metal mines of Namibia, journeying toward Earth’s mysterious core in search of undocumented carbon structures. Hazen often asks us to pause and consider carbon’s role in climate change and what we can do about it, for our lives and this element are inextricably intertwined. With prose that sparkles like a diamond, Symphony in C tells the story of carbon, in which we all have a part.

Physical Geology

Physical Geology
Author: Steven Earle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781774200285
ISBN 13: 1774200287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Geology Book Review:

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"--BCcampus website.

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks
Author: Donald R. Prothero
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 0231544278
ISBN 13: 9780231544276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks Book Review:

Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that shaped our understanding of geology, from the unearthing of exemplary specimens to tectonic shifts in how we view the inner workings of our planet. Prothero follows in the footsteps of the scientists who asked—and answered—geology’s biggest questions: How do we know how old the earth is? What happened to the supercontinent Pangea? How did ocean rocks end up at the top of Mount Everest? What can we learn about our planet from meteorites and moon rocks? He answers these questions through expertly chosen case studies, such as Pliny the Younger’s firsthand account of the eruption of Vesuvius; the granite outcrops that led a Scottish scientist to theorize that the landscapes he witnessed were far older than Noah’s Flood; the salt and gypsum deposits under the Mediterranean Sea that indicate that it was once a desert; and how trying to date the age of meteorites revealed the dangers of lead poisoning. Each of these breakthroughs filled in a piece of the greater puzzle that is the earth, with scientific discoveries dovetailing with each other to offer an increasingly coherent image of the geologic past. Summarizing a wealth of information in an entertaining, approachable style, The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks is essential reading for the armchair geologist, the rock hound, and all who are curious about the earth beneath their feet.

Iowa s Geological Past

Iowa s Geological Past
Author: Wayne I. Anderson
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781587292675
ISBN 13: 158729267X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iowa s Geological Past Book Review:

Iowa's rock record is the product of more than three billion years of geological processes. The state endured multiple episodes of continental glaciation during the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the last glacier retreated from Iowa a mere (geologically speaking) twelve thousand years ago. Prior to that, dozens of seas came and went, leaving behind limestone beds with rich fossil records. Lush coal swamps, salty lagoons, briny basins, enormous alluvial plains, ancient rifts, and rugged Precambrian mountain belts all left their mark. In "Iowa's Geological Past, " Wayne Anderson gives us an up-to-date and well-informed account of the state's vast geological history from the Precambrian through the end of the Great Ice Age. Anderson takes us on a journey backward into time to explore Iowa's rock-and-sediment record. In the distant past, prehistoric Iowa was covered with shallow seas; coniferous forests flourished in areas beyond the continental glaciers; and a wide variety of animals existed, including mastodon, mammoth, musk ox, giant beaver, camel, and giant sloth. The presence of humans can be traced back to the Paleo-Indian interval, 9,500 to 7,500 years ago. Iowa in Paleozoic time experienced numerous coastal plain and shallow marine environments. Early in the Precambrian, Iowa was part of ancient mountain belts in which granite and other rocks were formed well below the earth's surface. The hills and valleys of the Hawkeye State are not everlasting when viewed from the perspective of geologic time. Overall, Iowa's geologic column records an extraordinary transformation over more than three billion years. Wayne Anderson's profusely illustrated volume provides a comprehensive and accessible survey of the state's remarkable geological past.

Siluria

Siluria
Author: Sir Roderick Impey Murchison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 566
Release: 1867
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4182718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earth

Earth
Author: Edmond A. Mathez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781565845954
ISBN 13: 1565845951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Book Review:

A collection of essays and articles provides a study of how the planet works, discussing Earth's structure, geographical features, geologic history, and evolution.

Impacts on Earth

Impacts on Earth
Author: Daniel Benest,Claude Froeschle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1998-03-18
ISBN 10: 9783540642091
ISBN 13: 3540642099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impacts on Earth Book Review:

Impact phenomena play an essential role in the formation of planets and great influence during their evolution. The first part of this book describes the dynamics that propels asteroids in our solar system; the second part is devoted to impact phenomena; the third inspects terrestrial impacts of asteroids and the hazards due to space debris orbiting our planet. The book addresses scientists working in astronomy, extraterrestrial physics and geophysics. But it should also be of great interest to a learned public that wants to know about the most recent developments in this fast-moving field of theoretical and observational research.

Distant Wanderers

Distant Wanderers
Author: Bruce Dorminey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 1475750013
ISBN 13: 9781475750010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distant Wanderers Book Review:

Recent discoveries of planet-like objects circling other sun-like stars have stirred enormous interest in what other planets may exist in the universe, and whether they could support intelligent life. This book takes us into the midst of this search for extrasolar planets. Unlike other books, it focuses on the people behind the searches -- many known personally by the author -- and the extraordinary technology that is currently on the drawing boards. The author is an experienced, award-winning science journalist who was previously technology correspondent for the Financial Times of London. He has written on many topics in astronomy and astrobiology in over 35 different newspapers and magazines worldwide.

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System
Author: Kent C. Condie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN 10: 0123852285
ISBN 13: 9780123852281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Book Review:

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. The book contains 10 chapters that discuss the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics; the origin and evolution of the crust; the processes that leave tectonic imprints in rocks and modern processes responsible for these imprints; and the structure of the mantle and the core. The book also covers the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; crustal and mantle evolution; the supercontinent cycle; great events in Earth history; and the Earth in comparison to other planets. This book is meant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Sciences, with a basic knowledge of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics. It also may serve as a reference tool for specialists in the geologic sciences who want to keep abreast of scientific advances in this field. Kent Condie's corresponding interactive CD, Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, can be purchased from Tasa Graphic Arts here: http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/progptearth.html Two new chapters on the Supercontinent Cycle and on Great Events in Earth history 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 Also 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

Ancient Earth Ancient Skies

Ancient Earth  Ancient Skies
Author: G. Brent Dalrymple
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780804749336
ISBN 13: 0804749337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Earth Ancient Skies Book Review:

Planet Earth and the other bodies of the Solar System are 4.5 billion years old. They reside in a galaxy (the Milky Way Galaxy) that is 12-14 billion years old, and are part of a universe that is 13-15 billion years old. In Ancient Earth, Ancient Skies, G. Brent Dalrymple, a geologist and widely recognized expert on the age of Earth, reviews the evidence that has led scientists to these conclusions and describes the methods by which this evidence has been gathered.

Life on a Young Planet

Life on a Young Planet
Author: Andrew H. Knoll
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2015-03-22
ISBN 10: 1400866049
ISBN 13: 9781400866045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life on a Young Planet Book Review:

Australopithecines, dinosaurs, trilobites--such fossils conjure up images of lost worlds filled with vanished organisms. But in the full history of life, ancient animals, even the trilobites, form only the half-billion-year tip of a nearly four-billion-year iceberg. Andrew Knoll explores the deep history of life from its origins on a young planet to the incredible Cambrian explosion, presenting a compelling new explanation for the emergence of biological novelty. The very latest discoveries in paleontology--many of them made by the author and his students--are integrated with emerging insights from molecular biology and earth system science to forge a broad understanding of how the biological diversity that surrounds us came to be. Moving from Siberia to Namibia to the Bahamas, Knoll shows how life and environment have evolved together through Earth's history. Innovations in biology have helped shape our air and oceans, and, just as surely, environmental change has influenced the course of evolution, repeatedly closing off opportunities for some species while opening avenues for others. Readers go into the field to confront fossils, enter the lab to discern the inner workings of cells, and alight on Mars to ask how our terrestrial experience can guide exploration for life beyond our planet. Along the way, Knoll brings us up-to-date on some of science's hottest questions, from the oldest fossils and claims of life beyond the Earth to the hypothesis of global glaciation and Knoll's own unifying concept of ''permissive ecology.'' In laying bare Earth's deepest biological roots, Life on a Young Planet helps us understand our own place in the universe--and our responsibility as stewards of a world four billion years in the making. In a new preface, Knoll describes how the field has broadened and deepened in the decade since the book's original publication.

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences
Author: E. Julius Dasch
Publsiher: Macmillan Library Reference
Total Pages: 1272
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018170933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Book Review:

This encyclopedia presents physics by emphasising the sports and not the science, with scientific information being interwoven with sports facts and stories. Aimed at students with an interest in sports and an aversion to science it introduces them to physical, biological, medical and scientific principles.

Origin and Evolution of Earth

Origin and Evolution of Earth
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on Grand Research Questions in the Solid-Earth Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2008-08-04
ISBN 10: 9780309134309
ISBN 13: 0309134307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origin and Evolution of Earth Book Review:

Questions about the origin and nature of Earth and the life on it have long preoccupied human thought and the scientific endeavor. Deciphering the planet's history and processes could improve the ability to predict catastrophes like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, to manage Earth's resources, and to anticipate changes in climate and geologic processes. At the request of the U.S. Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Geological Survey, the National Research Council assembled a committee to propose and explore grand questions in geological and planetary science. This book captures, in a series of questions, the essential scientific challenges that constitute the frontier of Earth science at the start of the 21st century.

In Search of Ancient Oregon

In Search of Ancient Oregon
Author: Ellen Morris Bishop
Publsiher: Timber Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780881927894
ISBN 13: 0881927899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Ancient Oregon Book Review:

Geology is an extremely visual subject, and In Search of Ancient Oregon is a beautifully photographed, expertly written account of Oregon's fascinating geological story. Written by a passionate and professional geologist who has spent countless hours in the field exploring and photographing the state, In Search of Ancient Oregon is a book for all those interested in Oregon's landscapes and environments. It presents fine-art-quality color photographs of well-known features such as Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Smith Rock, Steens Mountain, the Columbia River Gorge, and Cannon Beach, and scenic, not so well known places such as Jordan Craters, Leslie Gulch, Abert Rim, Hells Canyon, Elkhorn Mountains, and Three Fingered Jack. Each of the more than 220 stunning photographs is accompanied by readable text, presenting the story of how Oregon's diverse landscapes evolved — and what we may expect in the future. Until now, no book has presented this dynamic story in a way that everyone interested in Oregon's natural history can easily understand. The combination of extraordinary photographs and the author's lucid explanations make this book both unique and essential for those curious about our own contemporary landscape.