Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann, 2000. Fourth Edition. Paperback. 8vo, 282 pages. Firm binding; no loose pages. Book and cover with minimal wear. Very good. Item #5202
This book looks at the key topics and questions relating to the evolution of the Earth's crust and mantle over the last 4 billion years. Data from the fields of oceanography, geophysics, planetology, and geochemistry are synthesized to provide an unusually comprehensive account, and the role of plate tectonics in the geological past is examined via geological evidence and proposed plate reconstructions.