Quantity three examines the chemical composition of the Earth's crust, beginning with the continental crust and the rocks uncovered therein, relocating directly to oceanic crust (MORB and oceanic plateaus) and completing with island arc crust. as well as delivering a descriptive geochemistry of the Earth's crust, the amount summarizes the tactics chargeable for crustal formation and amendment, alternate among the crust and different Earth reservoirs (mantle, oceans and atmosphere), and examines the secular evolution of the crust.

Reprinted person quantity from the acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry,
(10 quantity Set, ISBN 0-08-043751-6, released in 2003)

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