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4. Deep Earth geology

4. Deep Earth geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0004
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9780198804451
The distance from the Earth’s surface to the centre of its core is 6,370 kilometres. Humans have penetrated—with difficulty, and the help of sophisticated technology—to a little more than 4 ... More
9. A very brief history of the Earth

9. A very brief history of the Earth  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0009
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9780198804451
Our planet is ancient—at 4.6 billion years—and over that time it has changed enormously. ‘A very brief history of the Earth’ describes how the Earth and Moon were created in the Chaotian ... More
3. Minerals and the interior of the Earth

3. Minerals and the interior of the Earth  

David Vaughan

in Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781254
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682843.003.0003
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9780199682843
‘Minerals and the interior of the Earth’ looks at the role of minerals in plate tectonics during the processes of crystallization and melting. The size and range of minerals formed are ... More
7. Minerals past, present, and future

7. Minerals past, present, and future  

David Vaughan

in Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682843.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199682843
‘Minerals past, present, and future’ first considers a theory of mineral evolution that proposes the Earth has evolved through three eras subdivided into ten stages, with each adding to the ... More
Geology: A Very Short Introduction

Geology: A Very Short Introduction  

Jan Zalasiewicz

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.001.0001
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book
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9780198804451
Geology: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise introduction to the fascinating field of geology. Describing how the science began, it looks at the key discoveries that ... More
5. Earth surface geology

5. Earth surface geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842771
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0005
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9780198804451
‘Earth surface geology’ considers the particular conditions created by the water cycle governing the distinctive surface geology of Earth. It looks at the efficiency of the rock cycle: the ... More
11. Cosmic stopped clocks

11. Cosmic stopped clocks  

Rob Ellam

in Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790737
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723622.003.0011
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9780198723622
‘Cosmic stopped clocks’ explains how, using isotopes that are the daughters of isotopes that no longer exist, isotope geochemistry has been able to assemble a chronology for the formation ... More
9. Uranium, thorium, and their daughters

9. Uranium, thorium, and their daughters  

Rob Ellam

in Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2016
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May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790737
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723622.003.0009
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9780198723622
All isotopes heavier than 208Pb (lead) are radioactive and many of these have half-lives that are long compared to the age of our Solar System. ‘Uranium, thorium, and their daughters’ ... More
Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

Minerals: A Very Short Introduction  

David Vaughan

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682843.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199682843
Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. ... More

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