EA45_FrontMatter ARI 17 August 2017 8:48 Mission Statement The mission of the journal is to provide timely reviews of signiﬁcant developments across the many disciplines encompassed by Earth and planetary sciences. Our objective is to inform interested readers who have limited knowledge of each topic, whether students new to the ﬁeld or seasoned researchers from other domains, by identifying both the nature of the breakthrough and why it is broadly interesting. We aim for a balanced presentation but also value the author’s perspective and style. With a focus on brief, pedagogical reviews, our goal is to encourage cross-disciplinary research while helping scholars keep up with the ﬂurry of new developments across our ﬁeld. Introduction In their song Once in a Lifetime, David Byrne and the Talking Heads famously ask, “Well, how did I get here?” The lyrics ruminate on the timelessness of water ﬂowing, the duration of rocks and stones, and the ephemeral fortune of humans. The contributing authors to Volume 45 of the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences have brought together the latest research on the evolution of Earth, of its inhabitants, and of other worlds to help us learn new facets about how we got
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences – Annual Reviews
Published: Aug 30, 2017
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