The Precambrian Earth: Tempos and Events

Author:   P.G. Eriksson (University of Pretoria, South Africa) ,  Wladyslaw Altermann (Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany) ,  D.R. Nelson (Geological Survey of Western Australia, East Perth, WA, Australia) ,  W.U. Mueller (Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Quebec, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
Volume:   v. 12
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9780444515063


Pages:   966
Publication Date:   04 March 2004
Format:   Hardback
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In this book the editors strive to cover all primary (i.e. non-applied) topics in Precambrian geology in a non-partisan way, by using a large team of international authors to present their datasets and highly divergent viewpoints. The chapters address: celestial origins of Earth and succeeding extraterrestrial impact events; generation of continental crust and the greenstone-granite debate; the interaction of mantle plumes and plate tectonics over Precambrian time; Precambrian volcanism, emphasising komatiite research; evolution and models for Earth's hydrosphere and atmosphere; evolution of life and its influence on Precambrian ocean chemistry and chemical sedimentation; sedimentation through Precambrian time; the application of sequence stratigraphy to the Precambrian rock record. Each topic is introduced and a non-partisan closing commentary provided at the end of each chapter. The final chapter blends the major geological events and rates at which important processes occurred into a synthesis, which postulates a number of event clusters in the Precambrian when significant changes occurred in many natural systems and geological environments.

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Author:   P.G. Eriksson (University of Pretoria, South Africa) ,  Wladyslaw Altermann (Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany) ,  D.R. Nelson (Geological Survey of Western Australia, East Perth, WA, Australia) ,  W.U. Mueller (Sciences de la Terre, Universite du Quebec, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada)
Publisher:   Elsevier Science & Technology
Imprint:   Elsevier Science Ltd
Volume:   v. 12
Dimensions:   Width: 22.10cm , Height: 4.00cm , Length: 28.60cm
Weight:   1.880kg
ISBN:  

9780444515063


ISBN 10:   0444515062
Pages:   966
Publication Date:   04 March 2004
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. The Early Earth. 2. Generation of Continental Crust. 3. Tectonism and Mantle Plumes through Time. 4. Precambrian Volcanism: an independent Variable through Time. 5. Evolution of the Hydrosphere and Atmosphere. 6. Evolution of Life and Precambrian Bio-Geology. 7. Sedimentation through Time. 8. Sequence Stratigraphy and the Precambrian. 9. Synthesis.

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I highly recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the Precambrian, and certainly every general science and earth and planetary sciences library should have a copy. THE EGGS, 2004 This book is an excellent comprehensive entity of Precambrian earth, and in every sense, indeed! A number of renowned and active researchers have contributed sections/chapters. The organization of the book is very good and the connecting links between the chapters are well focused...The most positive approach of the editors, which-I believe-readers will equally well appreciate, is their sincere support and encouragement to express the existing diversity of opinions throughout the book! -Rajat Mazumder, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich University, JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH


I highly recommend this book to anybody who is interested in the Precambrian, and certainly every general science and earth and planetary sciences library should have a copy. THE EGGS, 2004 This book is an excellent comprehensive entity of Precambrian earth, and in every sense, indeed! A number of renowned and active researchers have contributed sections/chapters. The organization of the book is very good and the connecting links between the chapters are well focused...The most positive approach of the editors, which-I believe-readers will equally well appreciate, is their sincere support and encouragement to express the existing diversity of opinions throughout the book! -Rajat Mazumder, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Munich University, JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH


Author Information

Octavian Catuneanu is Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, with Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto (1996) and the University of Bucharest (1992). He is the recipient of several distinctions in the field of Geology, including the W.W. Hutchison medal of the Geological Association of Canada for exceptional advances in earth science research (2010), and best paper awards from the Geological Society of America (2002) and the Romanian Academy (1994). Octavian Catuneanu is the Chair of the Task Group on Sequence Stratigraphy of the International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification, and a member of the North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, and a member of the editorial board of other journals in North America, Europe and Africa. He is the editor of several books and special issues, and author of numerous publications in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy and basin analysis. He is currently involved in multiple international research programs and as an instructor of sequence stratigraphy for conferences and companies worldwide. The First Edition of his Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy textbook (Elsevier, 2006) has received a 2007 Outstanding Academic Title CHOICE Award from the American Library Association, and remains a best-selling title.

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