By Karen S. Harpp, Eric Mittelstaedt, Noémi d'Ozouville, David W. Graham
The Galápagos Islands are renown for his or her distinctive natural world, inspiring Charles Darwin within the elaboration of his conception of evolution. but in his Voyage of the Beagle, released in 1839, Darwin additionally remarked at the interesting geology and volcanic starting place of those enchanted Islands. due to the fact then, the Galápagos proceed to supply scientists with proposal and valuable information regarding ocean island formation and evolution, mantle plumes, and the deep Earth.
Motivated through an interdisciplinary Chapman convention held within the Islands, this AGU quantity presents cross-disciplinary number of contemporary learn into the beginning and nature of ocean islands, from their inner most roots in Earth’s mantle, to volcanism, floor techniques, and the interface among geology and biodiversity.
Volume highlights include:
• Case stories in biogeographical, hydrological, and chronological perspective
• realizing the relationship among geological approaches and biodiversity
• Synthesis of a long time of interdisciplinary study in actual techniques from floor to deep inside of the earth
• In-depth dialogue of the concept that of the island appearing as a average laboratory for earth scientists
• built-in realizing of the Galápagos zone from a geological perspective
Collectively, The Galápagos presents case reports illustrating the Galápagos Archipelago as a dynamic ordinary laboratory for the earth sciences. This e-book will be of designated curiosity to a multidisciplinary viewers in earth sciences, together with petrologists, volcanologists, geochronologists, geochemists, and geobiologists.