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The Inaccessible Earth

An integrated view to its structure and composition

Authors: Brown, Geoffrey

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In the dozen years since the first edition appeared, there has been a great advance in understanding of the Earth's deep interior. This is not because there have been breakthroughs in understanding, or even many changes of ideas, but largely because of many small advances, often the result of improved tech­ niques. This has led to a complete revision of the book. For instance, we have a much better idea of how the cloud of gas that formed the Solar Nebula evolved into the Sun and the planets, and of the chemical processes that accompanied its evolution and determined the mix of elements in the Earth. We have a better understanding of convection and how plates are an essential part of it, and how it is accompanied by chemical processes that have extracted the materials to build continents. Although the major variation within the Earth is radial, improved geophysical and geochemical techniques have made progress in investigating and under­ standing the lateral heterogeneities, and it is encouraging that when geochemists and geophysicists talk about lateral heterogeneities they can sometimes be referring to the same thing. Plumes have become very fashionable as the cause of hot-spot magmatism and associated geochemical anomalies, probably origi­ nating at the base of the mantle (though clear evidence for their existence is lacking).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brown, G. C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • The contribution of seismology

    Brown, G. C. (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

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  • The density within the Earth

    Brown, G. C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

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  • The formation of the Solar System and the abundances of the elements

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    Pages 43-75

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  • The accretion and layering of the terrestrial planets

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    Pages 76-102

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eBook 74,96 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Inaccessible Earth
Book Subtitle
An integrated view to its structure and composition
Authors
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
G. C. Brown and A. E. Mussett
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-1516-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-1516-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4662-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 276
Number of Illustrations
121 b/w illustrations
Topics