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Understanding the earth; a reader in the earth sciences.

Author: I G Gass; Peter J Smith; R C L Wilson; Open University.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1971]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I G Gass; Peter J Smith; R C L Wilson; Open University.
ISBN: 0262570246 9780262570244 0262070464 9780262070461
OCLC Number: 153843
Notes: "An Open University book."
Prepared for the Open University's Foundation course in science.
Description: 355 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Minerals and rocks / Keith Cox --
Measuring geological time / Stephen Moorbath --
The composition of the earth / Peter Harris --
The earth's magnetic field and its origin / E.C. Bullard --
The earth's heat and internal temperatures / John H. Sass --
The Chandler wobble / Michael Chinnery --
The earth-moon system / Zdeneke Kopal --
Meteorites / Brian Mason --
A model for the origin of life / P.C. Sylvester-Bradley --
Oxygen and evolution / Lloyd V. Berkner & Lauriston C. Marshall --
The primitive earth / Preston Cloud Jr. --
Evolution in environments / Roland Goldring --
Looking back through time / E.K. Walton --
Evolution and the fossil record / M.R. House --
Continental drift / Alan Gilbert Smith --
Sea-floor spreading / F.J. Vine --
The oxidation: polarity paradox / Peter J. Smith --
Polarity reversal and faunal extinction / D.I. Black --
Plate tectonics / E.R. Oxburgh --
Orogeny / John Sutton --
Volcanism and the earth's crust / J.B. Wright --
Location of mineral deposits / Tom N. Clifford --
Earthquake prediction amd modification / Robert L. Kovach --
Nuclear explosions and earthquakes / D. Davies --
Mohole : geopolitical fiasco / Daniel S. Greenberg.
Responsibility: Edited by I.G. Gass, Peter J. Smith [and] R.C.L. Wilson.
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This book covers exciting advances in the Earth sciences such as plate tectonics; the accurate dating of rocks by radiometric methods; the Earth's internal composition, magnetic field, heat and  Read more...

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