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Evolution of Earth and its Climate

Birth, Life and Death of Earth

The book reviews the current physical theory of Earth's global evolution, its origin, structure and composition, the process of Earth's core formation, Earth's energy, and the nature of its tectonomagnetic activity. The book also deals with the origin of the Moon and its influence on our planet's evolution. Based on the integral positions of this theory, the book analyzes the issues of the origin of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, and the conception and evolution of life on Earth. The monograph also reviews the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect developed by the authors, and the effects of nitrogen-consuminging bacteria and of periodic changes in the precession angle on its climate. In particular, these effects cause the onset and periodicity of ice ages and a significant climate warming during the periods of supercontinent appearance (like Pangaea in the Mid-Mesozoic).

Audience
Civil and environmental engineers, geologists, climate researchers

Hardbound, 596 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53757-7

Contents

  • Foreword
    Introduction
    Ch. 1. Major stages and methodology in the evolution of geological concepts
    Ch. 2. Structure and composition of modern Earth
    Ch. 3. Origin of Earth, its past and future
    Ch. 4. Process of Earth’s core separation
    Ch. 5. Earth energetics
    Ch. 6. Earth's tectonic activity and its nature
    Ch. 7. Evolution of the crust-formation processes in Earth's history
    Ch. 8. Lithospheric plate tectonics in Early Proterozoic and Phanerozoic
    Ch. 9. Continental drift in Earth's geological history
    Ch. 10. Major patterns of economic deposit concentration within Earth's crust
    Ch. 11. Hydrosphere: the patterns of its origin and evolution
    Ch. 12. Atmosphere: origin and physicochemical aspects of evolution
    Ch. 13. Adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect
    Ch. 14. Evolution of Earth’s global climate
    Ch. 15. Origin and major stages of life evolution on Earth
    Conclusions
    References

     

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