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Understanding the Earth

Author: G C Brown; C J Hawkesworth; R C L Wilson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G C Brown; C J Hawkesworth; R C L Wilson
ISBN: 0521370205 9780521370202 0521427401 9780521427401
OCLC Number: 24065250
Description: xii, 551 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Exploration of the Solar System / Peter W. Francis --
The origin of the Earth / Stuart Ross Taylor --
The Earth's interior / Don L. Anderson --
Experimental petrology : Earth materials science / Peter J. Wyllie --
Magma generation in the Earth / Stephen J. Sparks --
The interpretation of magmatic evolution / Keith J. Cox --
Geological time / Chris J. Hawkesworth and Peter van Calsteren --
The continents / Keith O'Nions --
Seafloor spreading and plate tectonics / Tjeerd H. van Andel --
Plate tectonics and continental drift / Alan G. Smith --
Plate tectonics and hydrothermal ore deposits / Michael J. Russell --
Metamorphism and fluids / Alan B. Thompson --
Seismic reflection profiling and the structure of the continental lithosphere / Simon L. Klemperer and Carolyn Peddy --
Deformation of the continental crust / Philip England --
The formation of sedimentary basins / Tony Watts --
Clastic sediments / Roger G. Walker --
Limestones through time / Maurice E. Tucker. Hydrocarbon source rocks / Ralf Littke and Dietrich H. Welte --
Event stratigraphy : a dynamic view of the sedimentary record / Adolf Seilacher --
Sequence stratigraphy : an introduction / Chris Wilson --
Intraplate stress and sedimentary basin evolution / Sierd Cloetingh --
The early evolution of life / Simon Conway Morris --
Fossils and evolutionary theory / Peter W. Skelton --
Palaeoclimatology / Eric J. Barron --
Volcanic hazards / Michael R. Rampino.
Responsibility: edited by Geoff Brown, Chris Hawkesworth, and Chris Wilson.
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