Plate Tectonics: Continental Drift and Mountain Building
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Short Description: How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of... Read more
How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful?
Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geo-dynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have lead to the concept of plate tectonics.
Plate Tectonics Hardback edition by Wolfgang Frisch
- Wolfgang Frisch
- Martin Meschede
- Ronald C. Blakey
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG , Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
- Publication date
- Feb 1, 2010
- 2011 ed.
- Product dimensions
- 218 x 288 x 19mm
1. Contractional theory, continental drift and plate tectonics,- 2 Plate movements and their geometric relationships,- 3. Continental graben structures,- 4. Passive continental margins and abyssal plains,- 5. Mid-ocean ridges,- 6. Hot spots,- 7. Subduction zones, island arcs and active continental maragins,- 8. Transform faults,- 9. Terranes,- 10. Early Precambrian plate tectonics,- 11. Plate tectonics and mountain building,- 12. Old orogens,- 13. Young orogens - the Earth's loftiest places.