Origin and Evolution of Earth

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Origin and Evolution of Earth: Research Questions for a Changing Planet Committee on Grand Research Questions in the Solid-Earth Sciences, National Research Council ISBN: 0-309-11718-6, 200 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, (2008) This PDF is available from the National Academies Press at: http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12161.html

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ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF EARTH
RESEARCH QUESTIONS FOR A CHANGING PLANET

Committee on Grand Research Questions in the Solid-Earth Sciences Board on Earth Sciences and Resources Division on Earth and Life Studies

Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

Origin and Evolution of Earth: Research Questions for a Changing Planet http://www.nap.edu/catalog/12161.html

The NaTioNal academies Press 500 Fifth street, N.W. Washington, dc 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This study was supported by the National Science Foundation, Award No. EAR-0533650; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award No. NNH06CE15B, TO #104; U.S. Department of Energy, Award No. DE-FG02-05ER15664; and U.S. Department of Interior / U.S. Geological Survey, Award No. 05HQGR0138. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project. International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-309-11717-3 (Book) International Standard Book Number-10: 0-309-11717-3 (Book) International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-309-11718-0 (PDF) International Standard Book Number-10: 0-309-11718-6 (PDF) Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2008929776 Additional copies of this report are available from the National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area); Internet, http://www.nap.edu. Cover: Selection of scales and disciplines relevant to Earth science. Top: Artist’s conception of an emerging solar system around the star Beta Pictoris. Courtesy of Lynette R. Cook and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Bottom right: Outcrop of Neoproterozoic (750-800 million years old) platform...
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