The Galapagos : A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences, Hardback Book

The Galapagos : A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences Hardback

Edited by Karen S. Harpp, Eric Mittelstaedt, Noemi D'Ozouville, David W. Graham

Part of the Geophysical Monograph Series series


The Gal pagos Islands are renown for their unique flora and fauna, inspiring Charles Darwin in the elaboration of his theory of evolution.

Yet in his Voyage of the Beagle, published in 1839, Darwin also remarked on the fascinating geology and volcanic origin of these enchanted Islands.

Since then, the Gal pagos continue to provide scientists with inspiration and invaluable information about ocean island formation and evolution, mantle plumes, and the deep Earth. Motivated by an interdisciplinary Chapman Conference held in the Islands, this AGU volume provides cross-disciplinary collection of recent research into the origin and nature of ocean islands, from their deepest roots in Earth's mantle, to volcanism, surface processes, and the interface between geology and biodiversity. Volume highlights include: Case studies in biogeographical, hydrological, and chronological perspectiveUnderstanding the connection between geological processes and biodiversitySynthesis of decades of interdisciplinary research in physical processes from surface to deep interior of the earthIn-depth discussion of the concept of the island acting as a natural laboratory for earth scientistsIntegrated understanding of the Gal pagos region from a geological perspective Collectively, The Gal pagos presents case studies illustrating the Gal pagos Archipelago as a dynamic natural laboratory for the earth sciences.

This book would be of special interest to a multidisciplinary audience in earth sciences, including petrologists, volcanologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and geobiologists.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Earth sciences
  • ISBN: 9781118852415



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