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Evolution of Earth and its Climate, Vol 10. Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences

  • ID: 1760668
  • Book
  • October 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 596 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The book reviews the current physical theory of Earth's global evolution, its origin, structure and composition, the process of Earth's core formation, Earth's energy, and the nature of its tectonomagnetic activity. The book also deals with the origin of the Moon and its influence on our planet's evolution. Based on the integral positions of this theory, the book analyzes the issues of the origin of the hydrosphere and atmosphere, and the conception and evolution of life on Earth. The monograph also reviews the adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect developed by the authors, and the effects of nitrogen-consuminging bacteria and of periodic changes in the precession angle on its climate. In particular, these effects cause the onset and periodicity of ice ages and a significant climate warming during the periods of supercontinent appearance (like Pangaea in the Mid-Mesozoic).

- challenges current thinking about climate change on the basis of sound geological data.

-  helps the reader make informed decisions about Earth-process related problems.

- challenges the reader to critically analyze both theory and data
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Foreword Introduction Ch. 1. Major stages and methodology in the evolution of geological concepts Ch. 2. Structure and composition of modern Earth Ch. 3. Origin of Earth, its past and future Ch. 4. Process of Earth's core separation Ch. 5. Earth energetics Ch. 6. Earth's tectonic activity and its nature Ch. 7. Evolution of the crust-formation processes in Earth's history Ch. 8. Lithospheric plate tectonics in Early Proterozoic and Phanerozoic Ch. 9. Continental drift in Earth's geological history Ch. 10. Major patterns of economic deposit concentration within Earth's crust Ch. 11. Hydrosphere: the patterns of its origin and evolution Ch. 12. Atmosphere: origin and physicochemical aspects of evolution Ch. 13. Adiabatic theory of the greenhouse effect Ch. 14. Evolution of Earth's global climate Ch. 15. Origin and major stages of life evolution on Earth Conclusions References
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Sorokhtin, O.G.
Chilingarian, G.V.
Sorokhtin, N.O.
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