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Title The early Earth : accretion and differentiation / James Badro, Michael Walter, editors.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : American Geophysical Union ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2015]

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Series Geophysical monograph series ; 212
Geophysical monograph ; 212.
Subject Earth (Planet) -- Origin.
Alt Name Badro, James,
Walter, Michael (Michael J.),
American Geophysical Union,
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 11, 2015).
Summary The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation provides a multidisciplinary overview of the state of the art in understanding the formation and primordial evolution of the Earth. The fundamental structure of the Earth as we know it today was inherited from the initial conditions 4.56 billion years ago as a consequence of planetesimal accretion, large impacts among planetary objects, and planetary-scale differentiation. The evolution of the Earth from a molten ball of metal and magma to the tectonically active, dynamic, habitable planet that we know today is unique among the terrestrial planets, and understanding the earliest processes that led to Earth's current state is the essence of this volume. Important results have emerged from a wide range of disciplines including cosmochemistry, geochemistry, experimental petrology, experimental and theoretical mineral physics and geodynamics. The topics in this volume include: -Condensation of primitive objects in the solar nebula, planetary building blocks -Early and late accretion and planetary dynamic modeling -Primordial differentiation, core formation, Magma Ocean evolution and crystallization. This volume will be a valuable resource for graduate students, academics, and researchers in the fields of geophysics, geochemistry, cosmochemistry, and planetary science.
Contents Timing of nebula processes which shaped the precursors of the terrestrial planets / Marc Chaussidon, Ming-Chang Liu -- The Earth's building blocks / Frederic Moynier, Bruce Fegley, Jr. -- Earth and Terrestrial Planet Formation / Seth Jacobson, Kevin J. Walsh -- Late accretion and the late veneer / Alessandro Morbidelli, Bernard J. Wood -- Early differentiation and core formation: processes and timescales / Francis Nimmo, Thorsten Kleine -- An experimental geochemistry perspective on Earth's core formation / Julien Siebert, Anat Shahar -- Fractional melting and freezing in the deep mantle and implications for the formation of a basal magma ocean / Stephane Labrosse, John W. Hernlund, Kei Hirose -- Early Differentiation and its Long Term Consequences for Earth Evolution / Richard W. Carlson, Maud Boyet, Jonathan O'Neil, Hanika Rizo, Richard J. Walker.
ISBN 9781118860199 (electronic bk.)
1118860195 (electronic bk.)
9781118860359 (electronic bk.)
1118860357 (electronic bk.)
9781118860366 (electronic bk.)
1118860365 (electronic bk.)
Publisher # EB00623999 Recorded Books
OCLC # 919317958
Additional Format Print version: Badro, James. Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation. : Wiley, 2015 9781118860571

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