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.

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, 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.

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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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: Greg Young

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756542324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8246

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

Author: Kent C. Condie

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080514093

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 1940

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.

Surge Tectonics: A New Hypothesis of Global Geodynamics

Author: Arthur A. Meyerhoff,I. Taner,A.E.L. Morris,W.B. Agocs,M. Kamen-Kaye,Mohammad I. Bhat,N. Christian Smoot,Dong R. Choi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400917384

Category: Science

Page: 326

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TECTONlCS AND PHYSICS Geology, although rooted in the laws of physics, rarely has been taught in a manner designed to stress the relations between the laws and theorems of physics and the postulates of geology. The same is true of geophysics, whose specialties (seismology, gravimetIy, magnetics, magnetotellurics) deal only with the laws that govern them, and not with those that govern geology's postulates. The branch of geology and geophysics called tectonophysics is not a formalized discipline or subdiscipline, and, therefore, has no formal laws or theorems of its own. Although many recent books claim to be textbooks in tectonophysics, they are not; they are books designed to explain one hypothesis, just as the present book is designed to explain one hypothesis. The textbook that comes closest to being a textbook of tectonophysics is Peter 1. Wyllie's (1971) book, The Dynamic Earth. Teachers, students, and practitioners of geology since the very beginning of earth science teaching have avoided the development of a rigorous (but not rigid) scientific approach to tectonics, largely because we earth scientists have not fully understood the origin of the features with which we are dealing. This fact is not at all surprising when one considers that the database for hypotheses and theories of tectonics, particularly before 1960, has been limited to a small part of the exposed land area on the Earth's surface.


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.

Cenozoic Tectonics and Volcanism of Mexico

Author: Hugo Delgado-Granados,Gerardo J. Aguirre-Díaz,Joann M. Stock

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813723341

Category: Science

Page: 275

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Postcollisional Tectonics and Magmatism in the Mediterranean Region and Asia

Author: Yildirim Dilek,Spyros Pavlides

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724090

Category: Science

Page: 644

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"The Mediterranean region and Asia provide a natural laboratory to investigate the driving forces of continental tectonics in an ongoing collisional orogen and the crustal and mantle response to various modes of deformation associated with plate boundary processes. The multidisciplinary research efforts in this region over the last fifteen years have produced a wealth of new data to better understand the interplay and feedback mechanisms between crustal and mantle processes and the dynamic landscape evolution in a complexly deforming area. A number of discrete collisional events between the Gondwana-derived continental fragments (i.e., Adria, Pelagonia, Arabia, India) and Eurasia controlled the geodynamics of the Mediterranean region and Asia during the late Mesozoic and Cenozoic. This book is a collection of research papers, presenting new data, interpretations, and syntheses on various aspects of the collision-induced tectonic, magmatic, metamorphic, and geomorphic processes that have affected the evolution of this orogenic belt. It should help us better understand the mode and nature of tectonic and magmatic processes and crustal evolution in active collision zones, and the distribution and causes of seismic and volcanic events and their impact on landscape evolution."--Publisher's website.

Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers

Author: Stanley A. Schumm,Stanley Alfred Schumm,Jean F. Dumont,John M. Holbrook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521890588

Category: Nature

Page: 276

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Describes how rivers respond to active tectonics for graduate students, consultants and academic researchers.

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: Rebecca L. Johnson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822530565

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 4347

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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Plate Tectonics

Author: Steve Tomecek

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438120109

Category: Continental drift

Page: 103

View: 1544

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.

Plate Tectonics

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Earth

Author: Jon Erickson,Ernest Hathaway Muller

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438109687

Category: Plate tectonics

Page: 305

View: 5961

Praise for the previous edition: ...quite comprehensive... Outstanding, clear diagrams and various charts and maps clarify the material under discussion. , School Library Journal For students

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.

Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution

Author: Sean D. Willett

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813723981

Category: Science

Page: 447

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"The Liwu River runs a short course; its channel head at the water divide in Taiwan's Central Range is a mere 35 km from its outflow into the Pacific Ocean. But in those short 35 km, the Liwu has carved one of the world's geographic wonders: the spectacular Taroko Gorge with marble and granite walls soaring nearly 1000 m above the river channel. Taroko Gorge was a fitting venue for a 2003 Penrose Conference that addressed the coupled processes of tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution. The young mountains, extreme weather, and dramatic landforms provided an appropriate backdrop to wide-ranging discussions of geomorphic processes, climate and meteorology, sediment generation and transport, the effects of erosion on tectonics, and new analytical and modeling tools used to address these processes and problems. This volume's papers extend that discussion, reaching across fields that have experienced rapid advances in the past decade."--Publisher's website.