A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE EARTH'S STRUCTURE AND HISTORY

Global Structure and Processes

This is very much a simplified summary and any reader wishing to read more should refer to, for example, Park (1983), Press and Siever (1986), Dott and Batten (1988), Moores and Twiss (1995), or Kearey and Vine (1996).

Text boxes have been included to give pertinent background information for the less geological reader. The first is on the Earth's Core and Structure of the Crust.