Global Tectonics / Edition 2

Global Tectonics / Edition 2

by Philip Kearey, Frederick Vine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865429243

ISBN-13: 9780865429246

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Wiley

"The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all prospects of global tectonics. Revisions to this new edition reflect the most significant recent advances in the field, providing a thorough, accessible, and up-to-date text. Combining a historical approach with process science, Global Tectonics provides a careful balance…  See more details below

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"The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all prospects of global tectonics. Revisions to this new edition reflect the most significant recent advances in the field, providing a thorough, accessible, and up-to-date text. Combining a historical approach with process science, Global Tectonics provides a careful balance between geological and geophysical material in both continental and oceanic regimes." New and expanded chapters in this third edition include Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle; mantle processes, including mantle plumes; the implications of plate tectonics for environmental change; large igneous provinces; rifted continental margins; ocean ridges; continental transforms; subduction zones; and numerous orogenic examples. Written in an engaging style, this important text is an essential reference for undergraduates and graduate students who have a basic introduction in the geosciences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865429246
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 Historical perspective

2 The interior of the Earth

3 Continental drift

4 Sea floor spreading and transform faults

5 The framework of plate tectonics

6 Ocean ridges

7 Continental rifts and rifted margins

8 Continental transforms and strike-slip faults

9 Subduction zones

10 Orogenic belts

11 Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle

12 The mechanism of plate tectonics

13 Implications of plate tectonics

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Index

Color plates appear between pages 244 and 245

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