The Young Earth: An introduction to Archaean geology

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780045500499: The Young Earth: An introduction to Archaean geology

'What are we going to do with a parcel of old stones?' wrote the director of an African museum a century and a half ago, when one of my ancestors presented him with a splendid collection of fossils of mammal-like reptiles. Old stones, however intriguing, are difficult to interpret, dusty, and do not fit well in the neatly ordered contents of a house of learning. Archaean geology, which is the study of the Earth's history in the period from after 9 the end of planetary accretion (4.5-4.4 x 10 years ago) up to the beginning 9 of the Proterozoic (2.5 x 10 years ago) is much the same - a parcel of old stones seemingly impossible to understand. Yet these stones contain the history of our origins: they can tell us a story that is interesting not just to the geologist (for whom this book is primarily written) but instead addresses the human condition in general.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Springer (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0045500495

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 76.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Springer 1987-07 (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer 1987-07, 1987. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LSI-06969299

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.73
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Netherlands (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Netherlands, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1987 ed.. 236 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What are we going to do with a parcel of old stones? wrote the director of an African museum a century and a half ago, when one of my ancestors presented him with a splendid collection of fossils of mammal-like reptiles. Old stones, however intriguing, are difficult to interpret, dusty, and do not fit well in the neatly ordered contents of a house of learning. Archaean geology, which is the study of the Earth s history in the period from after 9 the end of planetary accretion (4.5-4.4 x 10 years ago) up to the beginning 9 of the Proterozoic (2.5 x 10 years ago) is much the same - a parcel of old stones seemingly impossible to understand. Yet these stones contain the history of our origins: they can tell us a story that is interesting not just to the geologist (for whom this book is primarily written) but instead addresses the human condition in general. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780045500499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Netherlands (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Netherlands, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1987 ed.. 236 x 154 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. What are we going to do with a parcel of old stones? wrote the director of an African museum a century and a half ago, when one of my ancestors presented him with a splendid collection of fossils of mammal-like reptiles. Old stones, however intriguing, are difficult to interpret, dusty, and do not fit well in the neatly ordered contents of a house of learning. Archaean geology, which is the study of the Earth s history in the period from after 9 the end of planetary accretion (4.5-4.4 x 10 years ago) up to the beginning 9 of the Proterozoic (2.5 x 10 years ago) is much the same - a parcel of old stones seemingly impossible to understand. Yet these stones contain the history of our origins: they can tell us a story that is interesting not just to the geologist (for whom this book is primarily written) but instead addresses the human condition in general. Bookseller Inventory # KNV9780045500499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 81.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers Group 1987-07-23, Dordrecht (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kluwer Academic Publishers Group 1987-07-23, Dordrecht, 1987. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780045500499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 79.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.61
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers Group (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, 1987. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # I2-9780045500499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 89.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Springer (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780045500499 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0507479

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 83.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.97
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers Group (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, 1987. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9780045500499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 82.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.22
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Nisbet, Euan G.
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Springer Netherlands | An introduction to Archaean geology | 'What are we going to do with a parcel of old stones?' wrote the director of an African museum a century and a half ago, when one of my ancestors presented him with a splendid collection of fossils of mammal-like reptiles. Old stones, however intriguing, are difficult to interpret, dusty, and do not fit well in the neatly ordered contents of a house of learning. Archaean geology, which is the study of the Earth's history in the period from after 9 the end of planetary accretion (4.5-4.4 x 10 years ago) up to the beginning 9 of the Proterozoic (2.5 x 10 years ago) is much the same - a parcel of old stones seemingly impossible to understand. Yet these stones contain the history of our origins: they can tell us a story that is interesting not just to the geologist (for whom this book is primarily written) but instead addresses the human condition in general. | I Background: Concepts and field evidence.- 1 Introduction.- 1.1 Purpose and scope.- 1.2 Concepts.- 1.3 Catastrophes vs. uniformity.- 1.4 Archaean stratigraphy and mapping.- 2 Geochronology and other uses of isotopic analysis.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 K-Ar and 40Ar/39Ar methods.- 2.3 Application of K-Ar data.- 2.4 Rb-Sr dating.- 2.5 Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf and Re-Os methods.- 2.6 U, Th-Pb dating methods.- 2.7 Choosing a dating technique.- 2.8 The isotopiC record of planetary evolution.- 3 Archaean terrains: the available geological evidence.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Transects through the Archaean crust.- 3.3 Archaean 'cover' successions.- 3.4 Granite-greenstone terrains.- 3.5 Construction of the craton.- 3.6 Other Archaean low-grade terrains.- 3.7 Gneiss terrains.- 3.8 Archaean high-grade terrains.- 3.9 The information available in Archaean terrains.- 3.10 An example of an Archaean field area: the Belingwe Belt, Zimbabwe.- 3.11 The Archaean record: a basis for interpretation.- II Reconstructing the Archaean Earth.- 4 The beginnings of life.- 4.1 Geological evidence for life.- 4.2 Molecular palaeontology and the History of Life in the Archaean.- 5 Archaean continents.- 5.1 Continents and oceans.- 5.2 Archaean sediments.- 5.3 The sedimentological record: stratigraphic examples.- 5.4 Archaean sedimentary facies: some deductions from evaporites, stromatolites, cherts and ironstones.- 5.5 The composition of the sedimentary mass.- 5.6 The crustal residence times of the sedimentary mass.- 5.7 The thermal regime of the continental crust: metamorphosis and intrusion.- 5.8 Archaean granitoids: the substance of the continents.- 5.9 Metamorphism: the problem of 'equilibrium' gradients.- 5.10 Archaean continental geotherms: how thick was the subcontinental lithosphere?.- 5.11 Plate tectonics: an Archaean necessity.- 6 Archaean volcanism.- 6.1 Andesitic suites.- 6.2 Alkaline rocks.- 6.3 Kimberlites: the case of the missing diamonds again.- 6.4 Komatiites.- 6.5 Basalts.- 6.6 Ultramafic complexes.- 6.7 The composition of Archaean mafic and ultramafic lavas.- 6.8 Possible relationships between komatiites and komatiitic basalts.- 6.9 Implications of the major element compositions of komatiites: the source region.- 6.10 Through a glass darkly: the trace element and isotopic window to the Archaean mantle.- 6.11 The evolution and stratification of the mantle.- 6.12 The rates of growth of the continents and depletion of the mantle.- 7 Mineral deposits in Archaean rocks.- 7.1 Gold deposits.- 7.2 Base metal deposits.- 7.3 Archaean nickel deposits.- 7.4 Platinum group elements.- 7.5 Chrome.- 7.6 Asbestos.- 7.7 Iron ore.- 7.8 Other minerals.- 8 Models of the early Earth.- 8.1 The bowels of the Earth.- 8.2 Plate tectonics.- 8.3 Continents and water.- 8.4 The degassing of the planet.- 8.5 Gaia.- 8.6 Life.- 8.7 The origin of life.- 8.8 The home of life.- Glossary of geological terms for non-geologists.- References.- Author Index. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 638 gr | 402 pp. Bookseller Inventory # K9780045500499

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 98.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.28
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Nisbet, Euan G.
Published by Springer (1987)
ISBN 10: 0045500495 ISBN 13: 9780045500499
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Springer, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0045500495

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 100.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book