Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences

Evolution of Archean Crust and Early Life

Editors: Dilek, Yildirim, Furnes, Harald (Eds.)

  • Earth-systems approach (lithosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere-atmosphere) in a truly interdisciplinary fashion to studying the evolution of crust and life in the early Earth
  • Process-oriented and data-rich chapters, reflecting the most recent knowledge and information on the Archean Earth
  • Attractive to researchers, faculty and students both in the academia and industry (particularly those in the mining, ore deposit and mineralization resource assessment)
  • Most recent and state-of-the art collection of data and information on the structure and architecture of Archean crust, its distribution around the world, and the current theories and working hypotheses on the evolution of Archean crust and the Earth
  • Strong interest of diverse scientific communities and even of the public in the book topic, regarding the ruling theories and controversies about the evolution of the early Earth and life in deep time
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About this book

This book presents an integrated approach to the study of the evolution of the Archean lithosphere, biosphere and atmosphere, and as such it is a unique contribution to our understanding of the early Earth and life. The structural and geochemical make-up of both the oceanic and continental crust of the Archean Earth is documented in some case studies of various cratons, and the implications of the Phanerozoic plate and plume tectonic processes for the Archean geology are discussed in several chapters in the book. All chapters are process-oriented and data-rich, and reflect the most recent knowledge and information on the Archean Earth. The interdisciplinary approach of examining the evolution of the Archean crust, oceans, and life that we adopt in this book sets it apart from previous publications on Precambrian geology.

The book will be attractive to researchers in academia and in industry, and to senior undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty in earth and natural sciences.

 

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“The book’s 14 chapters focus on the origins of Archean greenstone belts. … The volume is richly illustrated with both color and black-and-white maps, photographs, and diagrams. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers/faculty.” (J. T. Andrews, Choice, Vol. 52 (1), September, 2014)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Precambrian Greenstone Belts Host Different Ophiolite Types

    Furnes, Harald (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The Plume to Plate Transition: Hadean and Archean Crustal Evolution in the Northern Wyoming Province, U.S.A.

    Mueller, Paul A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-54

  • The Archaean Karelia and Belomorian Provinces, Fennoscandian Shield

    Hölttä, Pentti (et al.)

    Pages 55-102

  • Archaean Elements of the Basement Outliers West of the Scandinavian Caledonides in Northern Norway: Architecture, Evolution and Possible Correlation with Fennoscandia

    Bergh, Steffen G. (et al.)

    Pages 103-126

  • A Review of the Geodynamic Significance of Hornblende-Bearing Ultramafic Rocks in the Mesoarchean Fiskenæsset Complex, SW Greenland

    Polat, Ali

    Pages 127-147

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0513-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Archean Crust and Early Life
Editors
  • Yildirim Dilek
  • Harald Furnes
Series Title
Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7615-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7615-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7614-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0513-2
Series ISSN
1876-1682
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 418
Number of Illustrations and Tables
175 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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