The Planet Earth

The Planet Earth

2nd Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: D. R. Bates
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164694

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The Planet Earth, Second Edition focuses on the advances in geophysical sciences and fundamental laws of nature. This edition introduces a new chapter (Chapter 17), which discusses Van Allen radiation belts. The rest of the chapters have also been modified and updated with additions on the work and achievements of the International Geophysical Year (IGY); Mohole project; continental drift and polar wandering; exosphere; state of the theory of magnetic storms and aurorae; and possibility of extra-terrestrial sources of life. Topics also deliberated in this book include origin, age, and possible ultimate fate of the earth; general circulation of the atmosphere and oceans; aurorae and magnetic storms; and genesis of life. This publication is a good reference for students and researchers conducting work on geophysics.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. The International Geophysical Year

    Chapter 2. Origin, Age, and Possible Ultimate Fate of the Earth

    Chapter 3. The Deep Interior

    Chapter 4. The Crust

    Chapter 5. The Oceans

    Chapter 6. Geomagnetic Field

    Chapter 7. Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere

    Chapter 8. Climate

    Chapter 9. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere and Oceans

    Chapter 10. Ice Ages

    Chapter 11. Meteorology

    Chapter 12. The Ionosphere

    Chapter 13. The Airglow

    Chapter 14. Aurora and Magnetic Storms

    Chapter 15. Meteors

    Chapter 16. Cosmic Radiation

    Chapter 17. The Radiation Belts

    Chapter 18. Genesis of Life


    I. Gravitation and the Mass of the Earth

    II. Moment of Inertia

    III. Precession of the Equinoxes

    IV. P and S Waves

    V. Temperature Scales

    VI. Atomic and Molecular Spectra

    Selected Bibliography

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164694

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