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By Kent C. Condie

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System relies on Kent Condie’s vintage textual content, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, which has been made over and renamed so one can mirror a brand new emphasis at the evolving interactions of the Earth’s platforms. This revised quantity synthesizes facts from the fields of geophysics, oceanography, planetology, and geochemistry.

It beneficial properties new chapters at the Earth’s middle, biotic structures, and the supercontinent cycle and mantle plume occasions. It includes elevated therapy of the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, carbon cycle, oxygenation of the ambience, and the importance of sulfur isotope fractionation. it is also new details on mass extinctions and catastrophic occasions over the past 4 billion years that experience remodeled the ambience, oceans, and existence in the world. through integrating effects from many various disciplines, this crucial textual content offers scholars a broader standpoint of the Earth Sciences and indicates how really good information give a contribution to Earth and planetary history.

This textual content is designed for complicated undergraduate and graduate scholars in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and scientists in different disciplines who are looking to examine the Earth with a broader perspective.

* New perception on interplay and evolution of Earth system
* Examines the position of castrophic occasions in Earth's history
* New part at the evolution of the mantle

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