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

Earth s Oldest Rocks

Earth s Oldest Rocks
Author: Martin Van Kranendonk
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 1307
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780444528100
ISBN 13: 0444528105
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

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

Physical Geology

Physical Geology
Author: Steven Earle
Publsiher: Anonim
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.

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy
Author: Joseph A. Angelo
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438110189
ISBN 13: 9781438110189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy Book Review:

Presents a comprehensive reference to astronomy and space exploration, with articles on space technology, astronauts, stars, planets, key theories and laws and more.

Microbial Mats

Microbial Mats
Author: Joseph Seckbach,Aharon Oren
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2010-07-17
ISBN 10: 9789048137992
ISBN 13: 9048137993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Mats Book Review:

This book provides information about microbial mats, from early fossils to modern mats located in marine and terrestrial environments. Microbial mats – layered biofilms containing different types of cells – are most complex systems in which representatives of various groups of organisms are found together. Among them are cyanobacteria and eukaryotic phototrophs, aerobic heterotrophic and chemoautotrophic bacteria, protozoa, anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria, and other types of microorganisms. These mats are perfect models for biogeochemical processes, such as the cycles of chemical elements, in which a variety of microorganisms cooperate and interact in complex ways. They are often found under extreme conditions and their study contributes to our understanding of extremophilic life. Moreover, microbial mats are models for Precambrian stromatolites; the study of modern microbial mats may provide information on the processes that may have occurred on Earth when prokaryotic life began to spread.

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System
Author: Kent C. Condie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0123852277
ISBN 13: 9780123852274
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. Slides of all figures in the book can be downloaded on the companion site: http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780123852274 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

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.

History of Life

History of Life
Author: Richard Cowen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118510933
ISBN 13: 9781118510933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Life Book Review:

This text is designed for students and anyone else with an interest in the history of life on our planet. The author describes the biological evolution of Earth’s organisms, and reconstructs their adaptations to the life they led, and the ecology and environment in which they functioned. On the grand scale, Earth is a constantly changing planet, continually presenting organisms with challenges. Changing geography, climate, atmosphere, oceanic and land environments set a stage in which organisms interact with their environments and one another, with evolutionary change an inevitable result. The organisms themselves in turn can change global environments: oxygen in our atmosphere is all produced by photosynthesis, for example. The interplay between a changing Earth and its evolving organisms is the underlying theme of the book. The book has a dedicated website which explores additional enriching information and discussion, and provides or points to the art for the book and many other images useful for teaching. See: www.wiley.com/go/cowen/historyoflife.

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.

Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures

Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures
Author: Jon Erickson,Ernest Hathaway Muller
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438109709
ISBN 13: 9781438109701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Formations and Unusual Geologic Structures Book Review:

Praise for the previous edition: ...refreshingly clear...will entertain the reader with the wonders of the rock world, and will enhance an understanding of the natural environment... Recommended for all audiences, from high school upward. -- CHOICE Clearly written and illustrated

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.

Earth History and Palaeogeography

Earth History and Palaeogeography
Author: Trond H. Torsvik,L. Robin M. Cocks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1107105323
ISBN 13: 9781107105324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth History and Palaeogeography Book Review:

This book provides a complete Phanerozoic story of palaeogeography, using new and detailed full-colour maps, to link surface and deep-Earth processes.

Under Michigan

Under Michigan
Author: Charles Ferguson Barker
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780814330883
ISBN 13: 0814330886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Michigan Book Review:

Describes the different types of rocks and fossils found underneath Michigan, and explains how they got there.

That s Not in My Geography Book

That s Not in My Geography Book
Author: Kate Kelly
Publsiher: Taylor Trade Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-05-16
ISBN 10: 1589794346
ISBN 13: 9781589794344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

That s Not in My Geography Book Book Review:

The latest in the series that includes best-selling That's Not in My American History Book and That's Not in My Science Book, this book brings geography to life exploring the who behind the discovery of various lands and the what behind how our world changes. From the earliest compass to today's handheld GPS systems, Kelly shows how people throughout time have navigated the world.

Magill s Survey of Science

Magill s Survey of Science
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 2804
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780893566081
ISBN 13: 089356608X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magill s Survey of Science Book Review:

The Survey makes accessible the core knowledge of the sciences to curious readers with no special preparation. Within the 377 articles here, 141 cover the major subfields of physical geology, 26 treat areas of economic geology, from essential minerals and other earth resources to the variety of ways man harnesses geothermal, wind, ocean, solar, and nuclear power. Thirty articles examine a range of issues in geochemistry. Geophysics is given full coverage in 35 articles. The planet's history, as well as its impact on the development of life and various early life forms, is explored in 22 articles on fossils, ice ages, dinosaurs, mass extinctions, and evolution. Water is examined in all its forms and sources in 27 articles. There are 36 articles on the solar system, eight on major mountain ranges, soils are done in eight, the atmosphere in 18. Averaging seven pages, articles begin with ready-reference matter and a list of principal terms. A summary section forms the major part of each article, providing a description of either the phenomenon or the methodology. "Context," the concluding section of each essay, presents the conclusions, applications, and implications derived from investigation of the topic. Finally, an annotated, selected bibliography directs the reader to sources that are accessible to the nonspecialist. Cross-references lists articles that offer additional information on the same or a related topic.

The Archaean Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth

The Archaean  Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth
Author: Andrew Y. Glikson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN 10: 3319079085
ISBN 13: 9783319079080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaean Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth Book Review:

Archaean terrains contain a wealth of structural, stratigraphic, textural, mineralogical, geochemical and isotopic features allowing insights into the nature of the early Earth. This book is based on studies during 1964-2007 of Archaean terrains in Australia and to a lesser extent in South Africa and India, as well as on visits to Archaean terrains in Canada, the US and China, as well as petrological and geochemical studies of igneous and sedimentary rock suites from a range of terrains. The book will include a range of photographic and microscopic images, geological sketch maps and diagrams illustrating the lessons derived from field and the laboratory. Also other Archaean terrains are being reviewed. The book is intended for Earth scientists as well as broader intelligent readership.

The Seashell on the Mountaintop

The Seashell on the Mountaintop
Author: Alan Cutler
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780525947080
ISBN 13: 0525947086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seashell on the Mountaintop Book Review:

Documents the work of a seventeenth-century scientist and priest who was the first to conduct geological studies of the earth's layers, revealing in the process the planet's significant age as compared to biblical beliefs. 22,500 first printing.

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.