Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

1st Edition - December 17, 2004

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  • Authors: Kent Condie, Kent Condie
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080494586

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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System is based on Kent Condie’s classic text, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, which has been revamped and renamed in order to reflect a new emphasis on the evolving interactions of the Earth’s systems. This revised volume synthesizes data from the fields of geophysics, oceanography, planetology, and geochemistry. It features new chapters on the Earth’s core, biotic systems, and the supercontinent cycle and mantle plume events. It contains expanded treatment of the evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle, carbon cycle, oxygenation of the atmosphere, and the significance of sulfur isotope fractionation. It also includes new information on mass extinctions and catastrophic events over the last four billion years that have transformed the atmosphere, oceans, and life on Earth. By integrating results from many different disciplines, this important text gives students a broader perspective of the Earth Sciences and shows how specialized data contribute to Earth and planetary history. This text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; and scientists in other disciplines who want to look at the Earth with a broader perspective.

Key Features

* New insight on interaction and evolution of Earth system
* Examines the role of castrophic events in Earth's history
* New section on the evolution of the mantle

Readership

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; scientists in other disciplines who want to look at the Earth with a broader perspective

Table of Contents

  • 1. Earth Systems
    2. The Crust
    3. Tectonic Settings
    4. The Mantle
    5. The Core
    6. The Atmosphere and Oceans
    7. Living Systems
    8. Crustal and Mantle Evolution
    9. The Supercontinent Cycle and Mantle Plume Events
    10. Comparative Planetary Evolution

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: December 17, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080494586

About the Authors

Kent Condie

Kent Condie
Kent Condie is emeritus professor of geochemistry at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM where he taught from 1970 to 2015. His textbook, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, was first published in 1976 and has gone through four editions. In addition, Condie has written seven other professional books the most recent of which, Earth as an Evolving Planetary System is now in the fourth edition. He is author or co-author of over 750 articles published scientific journals. He was awarded NMT’s Distinguished Research Award in 1987. In addition, he was elected the Vice President of the International Association for Gondwana Research in 2002 and in 2007 was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He was awarded the Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of America in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA

Kent Condie

Kent Condie
Kent Condie is emeritus professor of geochemistry at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM where he taught from 1970 to 2015. His textbook, Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution, was first published in 1976 and has gone through four editions. In addition, Condie has written seven other professional books the most recent of which, Earth as an Evolving Planetary System is now in the fourth edition. He is author or co-author of over 750 articles published scientific journals. He was awarded NMT’s Distinguished Research Award in 1987. In addition, he was elected the Vice President of the International Association for Gondwana Research in 2002 and in 2007 was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He was awarded the Penrose Medal of the Geological Society of America in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA

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