The Galapagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences by Karen S. Harpp,Eric Mittelstaedt,Noémi d'Ozouville,David W.

By Karen S. Harpp,Eric Mittelstaedt,Noémi d'Ozouville,David W. Graham

The Galápagos Islands are renown for his or her distinct natural world, inspiring Charles Darwin within the elaboration of his conception of evolution. but in his Voyage of the Beagle, released in 1839, Darwin additionally remarked at the attention-grabbing geology and volcanic starting place of those enchanted Islands. considering then, the Galápagos proceed to supply scientists with idea and worthwhile information regarding ocean island formation and evolution, mantle plumes, and the deep Earth.

Motivated through an interdisciplinary Chapman convention held within the Islands, this AGU quantity offers cross-disciplinary selection of fresh study into the foundation and nature of ocean islands, from their private roots in Earth's mantle, to volcanism, floor procedures, and the interface among geology and biodiversity.

Volume highlights include:

  • Case stories in biogeographical, hydrological, and chronological perspective
  • Understanding the relationship among geological methods and biodiversity
  • Synthesis of a long time of interdisciplinary study in actual tactics from floor to deep inside of the earth
  • In-depth dialogue of the idea that of the island appearing as a average laboratory for earth scientists
  • Integrated realizing of the Galápagos quarter from a geological perspective

Collectively, The Galápagos offers case reports illustrating the Galápagos Archipelago as a dynamic ordinary laboratory for the earth sciences. This e-book will be of certain curiosity to a multidisciplinary viewers in earth sciences, together with petrologists, volcanologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and geobiologists.

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