For the most part, this book is concerned with geologic, geophysical, and geochemical processes that take place on or near Earth's surface. Even the essay Plate Tectonics, which takes up one of the central ideas in modern earth sciences, discusses only the lithosphere and crust but not the depths of the mantle or the core. Yet there are several good reasons to study Earth's interior, even if it is not immediately apparent why this should be the case. At first glance it would seem that activities in Earth's interior could hardly be removed further from day-to-day experience. By contrast, even the Moon seems more related to daily life. At least it is something we can see and a place to which humans have traveled; on the other hand, no human has ever seen the interior of our planet, nor is anyone likely to do so. What could Earth's interior possibly have to do with everyday life? The answer may be a bit surprising. As it turns out, many factors that sustain life itself are the result of phenomena that take place far below our feet.

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Laszlo-Attila Horvath
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Apr 30, 2007 @ 3:15 pm
I do not know why the actual scientist are believing strong the "hipothesys" that the Earhs inner core is mede from solid Ni-Fe, why not belive that the inner core is made from other tipe of matherials (sollar matherial)

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Mar 20, 2008 @ 2:02 am
Dear sir,
A very good article clarifying many doubts. However one question remains unanswered. That is , if we drill a hole across the earth and and throw an object in this hole, then what will happen.Considering an ideal condition of temperature , pressure and other parameters
being ideal, what will be the condition of movement of this object. Will it stop at cantre of earth due to zero grvity there or will it go down to the other side of the earth and again come back to original place i.e. will it have an ocsillating motion.

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Apr 8, 2008 @ 6:06 am
this is a good article you have told all the things about the earth interior but how the geologist find the temp of mantle & core.

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