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Reading the Archive of Earth's Oxygenation: Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project - Frontiers in Earth Sciences (Hardback)
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Reading the Archive of Earth's Oxygenation: Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project - Frontiers in Earth Sciences (Hardback)

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Hardback 506 Pages / Published: 28/09/2012
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Earth's present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes. Punctuating that evolution were several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system and led to the creation of new environmental conditions, sometimes even to fundamental changes in how planet Earth operated.
Volume 3: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Earth Project represents another kind of illustrated journey through the early Palaeoproterozoic, provided by syntheses, reviews and summaries of the current state of our understanding of a series of global events that resulted in a fundamental change of the Earth System from an anoxic to an oxic state. The book discusses traces of life, possible causes for the Huronian-age glaciations, addresses radical changes in carbon, sulphur and phosphorus cycles during the Palaeoproterozoic, and provides a comprehensive description and a rich photo-documentation of the early Palaeoproterozoic supergiant, petrified oil-field. Terrestrial environments are characterised through a critical review of available data on weathered and calichified surfaces and travertine deposits. Potential implementation of Ca, Mg, Sr, Fe, Mo, U and Re-Os isotope systems for deciphering Palaeoproterozoic seawater chemistry and a change in the redox-state of water and sedimentary columns are discussed. The volume considers in detail the definition of the oxic atmosphere, possible causes for the oxygen rise, and considers the oxidation of terrestrial environment not as a single event, but a slow-motion process lasting over hundreds of millions of years. Finally, the book provides a roadmap as to how the FAR-DEEP cores may facilitate future interesting science and provide a new foundation for education in earth-science community. Welcome to the illustrative journey through one of the most exciting periods of planet Earth!

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642296697
Number of pages: 506
Weight: 2313 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 33 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.


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"The third volume of the three-volume set dedicated to this outstanding project comprises major theoretical contributions reviewing the planetary dynamics at the times of the so-called `Great Oxidation Event. ... strongly recommended to all Precambrain geologists (including stratigraphers, geochemists, and economic geologists) and palaeontologists (including palaeobiologists and geo-(astro-)biologists) ... . This volume will be both interesting and enjoyable to not only professionals, but also many students specialized in the Precambrian geology." (Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie, Issue 5-6, 2014)

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