Corpus ID: 129700739

The continental crust: Its composition and evolution

  title={The continental crust: Its composition and evolution},
  author={S. Taylor and S. McLennan},
This book describes the composition of the present upper crust, and deals with possible compositions for the total crust and the inferred composition of the lower crust. The question of the uniformity of crustal composition throughout geological time is discussed. It describes the Archean crust and models for crustal evolution in Archean and Post-Archean time. The rate of growth of the crust through time is assessed, and the effects of the extraction of the crust on mantle compositions. The… Expand
Crustal and mantle evolution
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