First Published in 2018. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
Foreword KEYNOTE PAPERS The earth sciences and society: the needs for the 21st century W.S. Fyfe Geological environments in China and global change Liu Tungsheng Sustaining our life support system P.J. Cook Tectonic evolution and uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau Xiao Xuchang and Li Tingdong ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE EARTH Mantle degassing and origin of the atmosphere Youxue Zhang Pulsation model of mantle differentiation: evolution, geochronological, geochemical, petrologic and geodynamic implications Yu.A. Balashov Geochronology, accretion and tectonic framework of Precambrian continental crust of eastern China Sun Dazhong, Li Xianhua and Qiu Huaning Pangaea cycles, earth's rhythms and possible earth expansion Wang HongzhenLi Xiang, Mei Shilong and Zhang Shihong On crustal accretion and mantle evolution in Qinling Orogenic Belt Zhang Benren, Zhang Hongfei, Ling Wenli, Zhao Zhidan, Han Yinwen and Ouyang Jianping Episodic growth of the continental crust in SE China: Nd isotopic approach Zhou Xinhua, Hu Shiling, S.L. Goldstein, Li Jiliang and Hao Jie On the way from plate tectonics to global geodynamics V.E. Khain Oxygen isotope fractionation in MgSiO3 and Mg2SiO4 polymorphs: implications for the chemical structure of the mantle and isotopic nonequilibrium in mantle assemblages Zheng Yongfei Mesoproterozoic microbiotas of the northern hemisphere and the Meso-Neoproterozoic transition V.N. Sergeev Histological study on the Neoproterozoic organism's fossil remains: implications for origin of multicellularity and sexuality Zhang Yun Climatic and geodynamic significance of Cenozoic land surfaces and duricrusts of inland Australia H. Wopfner