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Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Volume 3. The Geophysical Laboratory

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  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107412408

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  • This volume documents the contributions of the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical laboratory over a century of research dedicated to learning about the Earth. Areas of interest range from studying mineral formation beneath the surface to searching for the origins of life, and exploring space to study the chemical evolution of the interstellar medium. Field work has taken researchers from active volcanoes to ocean floors in the course of global mapping expeditions.

    • Part of a five volume set describing the history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
    • Illustrated with photographs from the Institution archives
    • Complete history of the scientific development and successes of the department
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    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107412408
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Igneous petrology
    3. Pressure
    4. Volatile components
    5. Volcanology
    6. Thermodynamics
    7. X-ray crystallography
    8. Liquid structure
    9. Ore geochemistry
    10. Field petrology
    11. Biogeochemistry
    12. Geophysics
    13. Extraterrestrial petrology
    14. Astrobiology
    15. Mineral physics
    16. Isotopic geochemistry
    17. Geochronology
    18. Element partitioning
    19. Petrofabrics and statistical petrology
    20. National Defense contributions
    21. Publications
    22. Support staff
    Future opportunities
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Hatten S. Yoder

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