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n. - The solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle.

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  • Together the crust and upper mantle are called the lithosphere and they extend about 80 km deep.
  • The lithosphere is a layer that includes the crust and the upper most portion of the asthenosphere (Figure 2).
  • The Crust: The crust or the lithosphere is the outermost layer of the Earth made up of silicate rock materials.
  • The lithosphere is the more or less stable crust of the earth, which may have been, to begin with, about fifty miles in thickness. for more
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