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Earth : evolution of a habitable world

Author: Jonathan Irving Lunine; Cynthia J Lunine
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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This textbook is an outstanding overview of the history of the Earth from a unique planetary perspective for introductory courses in the earth sciences.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Irving Lunine; Cynthia J Lunine
ISBN: 0521472873 9780521472876 0521644232 9780521644235
OCLC Number: 39339387
Description: xix, 319 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. The Astronomical Planet: Earth's Place in the Cosmos. 1. An Introductory Tour of Earth's Cosmic Neighborhood. 2. Largest and Smallest Scales. 3. Forces and Energy. 4. Fusion, Fission, Sunlight, and Element Formation --
Pt. 2. The Measurable Planet: Tools to Discern the History of Earth and the Planets. 5. Determination of Cosmic and Terrestrial Ages. 6. Other Uses of Isotopes for Earth History. 7. Relative Age Dating of Cosmic and Terrestrial Events: The Cratering Record. 8. Relative Age Dating of Terrestrial Events: Geologic Layering and Geologic Time. 9. Plate Tectonics: An Introduction to the Process --
Pt. 3. The Historical Planet: Earth and Solar System Through Time. 10. Formation of the Solar System. 11. The Hadean Earth.
Responsibility: Jonathan I. Lunine ; original illustrations by Cynthia J. Lunine.
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'... I am aware of no other book on this subject with the breadth, depth, and accuracy of Earth: Evolution of a Habitable World.' Michael Drake, University of Arizona 'Earth: Evolution of a Habitable Read more...

 
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