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Author Lunine, Jonathan Irving.

Title Earth : evolution of a habitable world / Jonathan I. Lunine ; original illustrations by Cynthia J. Lunine
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999


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Description xix, 319 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The Astronomical Planet: Earth's Place in the Cosmos. 1. An Introductory Tour of Earth's Cosmic Neighborhood. 2. Largest and Smallest Scales. 3. Forces and Energy. 4. Fusion, Fission, Sunlight, and Element Formation -- Pt. 2. The Measurable Planet: Tools to Discern the History of Earth and the Planets. 5. Determination of Cosmic and Terrestrial Ages. 6. Other Uses of Isotopes for Earth History. 7. Relative Age Dating of Cosmic and Terrestrial Events: The Cratering Record. 8. Relative Age Dating of Terrestrial Events: Geologic Layering and Geologic Time. 9. Plate Tectonics: An Introduction to the Process -- Pt. 3. The Historical Planet: Earth and Solar System Through Time. 10. Formation of the Solar System. 11. The Hadean Earth. 12. The Archean Eon and the Origin of Life: I. Properties of and Sites for Life. 13. The Archean Eon and the Origin of Life: II. Mechanisms. 14. The First Greenhouse Crisis: The Faint Early Sun
15. Climate Histories of Mars and Venus, and the Habitability of Planets. 16. Earth in Transition: From the Archean to the Proterozoic. 17. The Oxygen Revolution. 18. The Phanerozoic: Flowering and Extinction of Complex Life. 19. Climate Change Across the Phanerozoic. 20. Toward the Age of Humankind -- Pt. 4. The Once and Future Planet. 21. Climate Change Over the Past 100,000 Years. 22. Human-Induced Global Warming. 23. Limited Resources: The Human Dilemma. 24. Coda: The Once and Future Earth
Analysis Earth
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Earth sciences.
Environmental sciences.
Biological Evolution.
Earth (Planet)
Author Lunine, Cynthia J.
LC no. 98028902
ISBN 0521472873 (hardback)
0521644232 (paperback)