The outer layer of the earth!
Why is the Lithosphere important?
The lithosphere serves as a source of minerals. The minerals supply the basic materials required for making a variety of commodities, which man uses daily.
The lithosphere is also the major source of fuels such as coal, petroleum and a natural gas. Without these fuels human life, as we know it today, would have been impossible.
The lithosphere in combination with the hydrosphere and the atmosphere plays a vital role in the growth of plants and animals. It provides nutrients to the plants. The plants are the source of food for man and all other animals.