Petroleum and Tectonics in Mobile Belts

Proceedings of the 4th IFP Exploration and Production Research Conference, Held in Bordeaux, November 14-18, 1988

Author: Institut français du pétrole

Publisher: Editions TECHNIP

ISBN: 9782710805793

Category: Science

Page: 209

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Author: Eldridge M. Moores,Robert J. Twiss

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478626607

Category: Science

Page: 415

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Deformation of the Earth’s crust happens at a multitude of scales, ranging from submicroscopic to planetary. Tectonics explores structures and processes from regional to global, differentiating itself from the material covered in most structural geology textbooks. Moores and Twiss emphasize basic principles and methodologies of tectonics, embracing the time-honored perspective of using present processes to understand the past. Comprehensive in scope and detail, coverage includes the effects of plate motions and reconstructions and the resultant structures associated with active rift, transform, and subduction boundaries as well as triple junctions and collision zones; deformations of both the ocean basins and the continents; and orogenic belts. Moores and Twiss present tectonics as an open-ended field of study in which assumptions can be challenged and interpretations changed. The authors emphasize the use of models as a means of understanding observations and putting them in context to maintain a distinction between what we know from observing the Earth and what we infer from interpretation.

Plate Tectonics

How It Works

Author: Allan Cox,R. B. Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444314211

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Palaeomagnetism, plates, hot spots, trenches and ridges are the subject of this unusual book. Plate Tectonics is a book of exercises and background information that introduces and demonstrates the basics of the subject. In a lively and lucid manner, it brings together a great deal of material in spherical trigonometry that is necessary to understand plate tectonics and the research literature written about it. It is intended for use in first year graduate courses in geophysics and tectonics, and provides a guide to the quantitative understanding of plate tectonics.


Author: N.A

Publisher: VSP

ISBN: 9789067640169

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

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Active Tectonics

Impact on Society

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Geophysics Research Forum,Geophysics Study Committee

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309036380

Category: Science

Page: 280

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Over 250,000 people were killed in the Tangshan, China earthquake of 1976, and other less active tectonic processes can disrupt river channels or have a grave impact on repositories of radioactive wastes. Since tectonic processes can be critical to many human activities, the Geophysics Study Committee Panel on Active Tectonics has presented an evaluation of the current state of knowledge about tectonic events, which include not only earthquakes but volcanic eruptions and similar events. This book addresses three main topics: the tectonic processes and their rates, methods of identifying and evaluating active tectonics, and the effects of active tectonics on society.

Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615301062

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 312

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Presents an introduction to volcanoes and earthquakes, explaining how the movement of the Earth's interior plates cause their formation and describing the volcanoes which currently exist around the world as well as some of the famous earthquakes of the nineteenth through twenty-first cenuturies.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Greg Young

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756542324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Examines the Earth's surface, including how it changes and why it shifts, and describes several extreme events, including volcanic eruptions, geysers, and tsunamis.

Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237527433

Category: Continental drift

Page: 47

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This series offers a detailed, informative and lively discussion on four of the key areas of physical geography. Each book helps develop the knowledge of how specific features of the Earth are formed, their causes and effects, patterns and processes, and our study and understanding of them. The series aims not only to answer, but also to inspire questions about different environments and landscapes, and our relationships with some of the greatest forces of nature we experience on Earth. Photographs bring the effects of the subject vividly to life, while diagrams enhance the readers' practical understanding of the processes that have created the landscapes of the world in which we live today.

Salt Tectonics

Principles and Practice

Author: Martin P. A. Jackson,Michael R. Hudec

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013313

Category: Science

Page: 514

View: 4883

An unrivalled consolidation of topics related to salt tectonics, suitable for graduate students, researchers and professionals.

Investigating Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, and Volcanoes

Author: Michael Anderson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615305041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

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Describes plate tectonics and how they cause earthquakes and volcanoes, and discusses how scientists study the nature of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Alvin Silverstein,Virginia B. Silverstein,Laura Silverstein Nunn

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0761339361

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 8588

Discusses plate tectonics, the theory that the surface of the earth is always moving, and the connection of this phenomenon to earthquakes and volcanoes.


Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards

Author: Timothy Kusky,Timothy M. Kusky

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816064628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

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"Explores the furious impact of nature and the massive devastation that is often the result of the relentless forces built up within the Earth"--P. [4] of cover.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822530565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8516

Explains how volcanoes form, why earthquakes happen, and what goes on deep inside the earth to make the continents move.


Author: Nikita Alekseevich Bogdanov

Publisher: V.S.P. Intl Science

ISBN: 9789067640169

Category: Architecture

Page: 383

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Seismology and Plate Tectonics

Author: David Gubbins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521379953

Category: Science

Page: 339

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This introduction to seismological theory and the principles of plate tectonics also develops a practical approach to the interpretation of seismograms for physicists and mathematicians as well as geologists.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Steve Tomecek

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438120109

Category: Continental drift

Page: 103

View: 5990

Examines the evolution of plate tectonic theory from its beginnings as a wild idea of drifting continents to its acceptance as the main concept that drives geology today.

When Did Plate Tectonics Begin on Planet Earth?

Author: Kent C. Condie,Victoria Pease

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724406

Category: Science

Page: 294

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"Inspired by a GSA Penrose Conference held in Lander, Wyoming, June 14-18, 2006, this volume discusses the beginning and evolution of plate tectonics on Earth, and gives readers an introduction to some of the uncertainties and controversies related to the evolution of the planet. In the first three sections of the book, which cover isotopic, geochemical, metamorphic, mineralization, and mantle geodynamic constraints, a variety of papers address the question of when "modern-style" plate tectonics began on planet Earth. The next set of papers focuses on the geodynamic or geophysical constraints for the beginning of plate tectonics. The volume's final section synthesizes a broad range of evidence, from planetary analogues and geodynamic modeling, to Earth's preserved geologic record. This work provides an excellent graduate level text summarizing the current state of knowledge and will be of interest to a wide range of earth and planetary scientists."--Publisher's website.

Plate Tectonics

Author: Kent C. Condie

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080514093

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This comprehensive text has established itself over the past 20 years as the definitive work in its fields, presenting a thorough coverage of this key area of structural geology in a way which is ideally suited to advanced undergraduate and masters courses. The thorough coverage means that it is also useful to a wider readership as an up to date survey of plate tectonics. The fourth edition brings the text fully up to date, with coverage of the latest research in crustal evolution, supercontinents, mass extinctions. A new chapter covers the feedbacks of various Earth systems. In addition, a new appendix provides a valuable survey of current methodology.

Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis

Author: David G. Roberts,A.W. Bally

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080951864

Category: Science

Page: 900

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Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, volume one in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. It has been written to provide you with a detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins, it features the basic principles necessary to grasping the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication A "how-to" regional geology primer that provides a detailed overview of tectonics, rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins The principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools are discussed in detail. The tectonics of the world are captured and identified in detail through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations. Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes two and three in the series.