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Title: The continental crust: Its composition and evolution

Abstract

This book describes the composition of the present upper crust, and deals with possible compositions for the total crust and the inferred composition of the lower crust. The question of the uniformity of crustal composition throughout geological time is discussed. It describes the Archean crust and models for crustal evolution in Archean and Post-Archean time. The rate of growth of the crust through time is assessed, and the effects of the extraction of the crust on mantle compositions. The question of early pre-geological crusts on the Earth is discussed and comparisons are given with crusts on the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus and the Galilean Satellites.

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OSTI Identifier:
6582885
Resource Type:
Book
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; CONTINENTAL CRUST; GEOCHEMISTRY; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; EARTH MANTLE; GEOLOGIC HISTORY; GEOLOGIC MODELS; ORIGIN; REVIEWS; TECTONICS; CHEMISTRY; DOCUMENT TYPES; EARTH CRUST; 580100* - Geology & Hydrology- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Taylor, S R, and McLennan, S M. The continental crust: Its composition and evolution. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Taylor, S R, & McLennan, S M. The continental crust: Its composition and evolution. United States.
Taylor, S R, and McLennan, S M. Tue . "The continental crust: Its composition and evolution". United States.
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