James F. Luhr
DK Pub., 2003 - Nature - 520 pages
In the best-selling tradition of Smithsonian Animal, this extraordinary survey of our planet provides unrivaled insight into the forces and processes that formed our environment and which continue to influence its evolution. With thousands of breathtaking photographs and unique visual catalogues of the features and phenomena that take place on Earth--such as rocks, minerals, and mountains to tropical rainforests and the different types of clouds--Earth contains the most up-to-date ideas on how our world works, a compelling review on the health of the planet, and unbelievable images of the world's most stunning features.
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THE ANATOMY OF THE EARTH THE CORE AND MANTLE [..., | TOGETHER
THE CORE AND MANTLE make up the vast bulk of the Earth. Except for the
uppermost mantle, these regions are far too deep to be studied by direct
This is the boundary between the mantle and the core. P- AND S-WAVES
Earthquakes produce two types of seismic waves. Compressional or P-waves
consist of alternating pulses of stretching and compression through any material.
Shear or ...
Oceanic crust is continually formed from mantle material within long rifts known
as spreading ridges (see p. 108). Here, the mantle is rising, heating, and
expanding the overlying rocks to form an elevated submarine mountain chain,
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