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Continental Crust - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124889514, 9780080924663

Continental Crust, Volume 34

1st Edition

A Geophysical Approach

Author: Rolf Meissner
Paperback ISBN: 9780124889514
eBook ISBN: 9780080924663
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st April 1986
Page Count: 426
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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction: Crust, Mantle, Lithosphere, and Asthenosphere. The Crust as the Product of a Planetary Differentiation Process. Collecting Physical Properties of Earth's Crust. Contributions from Laboratory Experiments. The Composition of the Continental Crust. Crustal Structure in Various Geologic Provinces. The Evolution of the Continental Crust. References. Index.


The aim of this book is to develop an integrated and balanced picture of today's knowledge of the continental crust. In this context, geophysical arguments dominate throughout the book; whenever possible, the geophysical parameters are related to geological knowledge and reasoning. Relatively little space is given to detailed mathematical expositions and then only to those topics for which it seemed to be unavoidable.


This book is written for graduate students and researchers in the Earth's sciences.


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Rolf Meissner

Rolf Meissner

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Institut fur Geophysik