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p. 11. Dynamic planetlocked

  • Martin Redfern


‘Dynamic planet’ introduces the relatively recent view of the Earth that is encapsulated in Earth systems science. This is top-down approach that has built on the bottom-up approach of geological mapping and the analysis of rocks and crystals in traditional geology. The importance of the Earth's magnetic field, the atmosphere — its circles and cycles — and the vital role played by life on Earth, are all examined. The interaction between these different features of the Earth and the role man is playing in influencing them is explored alongside the impact of the Earth's rock cycle on events on the surface of the planet.

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