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Description - The Precambrian Earth by P. G. Eriksson

In this book the editors strive to cover all primary (i.e. non-applied) topics in Precambrian geology in a non-partisan way, by using a large team of international authors to present their datasets and highly divergent viewpoints. The chapters address: celestial origins of Earth and succeeding extraterrestrial impact events; generation of continental crust and the greenstone-granite debate; the interaction of mantle plumes and plate tectonics over Precambrian time; Precambrian volcanism, emphasising komatiite research; evolution and models for Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere; evolution of life and its influence on Precambrian ocean chemistry and chemical sedimentation; sedimentation through Precambrian time; the application of sequence stratigraphy to the Precambrian rock record. Each topic is introduced and a non-partisan closing commentary provided at the end of each chapter. The final chapter blends the major geological events and rates at which important processes occurred into a synthesis, which postulates a number of event clusters in the Precambrian when significant changes occurred in many natural systems and geological environments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780444515063
ISBN-10: 0444515062
Format: Hardback
(286mm x 221mm x mm)
Pages: 966
Imprint: Elsevier Science Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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