The Lithosphere: Geochemistry, Geology and Geophysics

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Jarod E. Anderson, Robert W. Coates
Nova Science Publishers, 2009 - Science - 383 pages
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The lithosphere is the outer solid part of the earth, including the crust and uppermost mantle. The lithosphere is about 100 km thick, although its thickness is age dependent (older lithosphere is thicker).The lithosphere below the crust is brittle enough at some locations to produce earthquakes by faulting, such as within a subducted oceanic plate. This book presents leading research in the field from around the globe.

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The Early Earth and Formation of the Lithosphere
Continental and Oceanic Lithosphere Structure
The Fate of Subducted Oceanic Crust

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