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    DescriptionThis is the first undergraduate textbook to fully integrate results from geophysics, geochemistry, and petrology to describe the structure, composition, and dynamic processes that operate throughout the solid Earth. It presents an Earth system science approach to studies of the Earth's interior and develops a global view of solid Earth cycles to explain geodynamic and plate tectonic processes. This book initially explores the formation and evolution of the early Earth, then considers the operative forces for plate tectonic movements at the Earth's surface, and finally discusses global cycles within the deep Earth and their effect on the surface environment. Interactions between the geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, and their influence at and beneath the Earth's surface are examined in detail. This textbook thus provides a concise yet extensive coverage of the solid Earth. Written for intermediate undergraduates, it includes a wealth of features to support student learning at this level.


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    Title
    An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Rogers, By (author) Stephen Blake, By (author) Kevin Burton, By (author) Mike Widdowson, By (author) Ian Parkinson, By (author) Nigel Harris
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 398
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,292 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521729543
    ISBN 10: 0521729548
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PNV
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    DC22: 551.1
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BIC subject category V2: RBGK
    B&T Approval Code: A56360000
    LC classification: QE
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    BIC subject category V2: PHVG
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 551.1
    B&T Approval Code: A56010000
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI032000
    B&T Approval Code: A56320000
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    Thema V1.0: RBGK, PHVG
    Illustrations note
    250 colour illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    10 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Nick Rogers is a Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. His research interests are in the field of trace element and isotope geochemistry applied to igneous petrology, the composition of the mantle, and the interaction of mantle plumes with the continental lithosphere. Dr Rogers is a Council Member of The Geological Society of London and is also their Publications Secretary.
    Review quote
    'Other books on global solid Earth processes lean heavily towards geophysics or geochemistry. This new textbook is a welcome departure from that model, with chapters arranged by process or region rather than by discipline (seismology, geodynamics, petrology). It is an excellent book for undergraduate students who need to broaden their backgrounds and learn to integrate their thinking.' Scott King, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 'I welcome the Earth systems science approach adopted by the authors to deliver a book of significant quality to academia.' The Geographical Journal '... recommend[ed] ... strongly for graduate students and geoscience teachers. Undergraduate students may use it successfully as a supplementary or advanced textbook. To read this book will also be very helpful for professionals.' Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie
    Table of contents
    1. An introduction to the structure and composition of the Earth; 2. The earth Earth; 3. Plate tectonics; 4. Processes at constructive plate boundaries; 5. Processes at destructive plate boundaries; 6. Processes during continental collision; 7. The deep mantle and global cycles; 8. The continental crust; Answers to questions; Appendices; Further reading; Glossary; Index.