The Planet Earth - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080100036, 9781483164694

The Planet Earth

2nd Edition

Editors: D. R. Bates
eBook ISBN: 9781483164694
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 382
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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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