Global Tectonics

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Wiley, 26.01.2009 - 496 Seiten
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The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides acomprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, andincludes major revisions to reflect the most significant recentadvances in the field.
  • A fully revised third edition of this highly acclaimed textwritten by eminent authors including one of the pioneers of platetectonic theory
  • Major revisions to this new edition reflect the mostsignificant recent advances in the field, including new andexpanded chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinentcycle and the implications of plate tectonics for environmentalchange
  • Combines a historical approach with process science to providea careful balance between geological and geophysical material inboth continental and oceanic regimes
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Über den Autor (2009)

Phil Kearey was Senior Lecturer in Applied Geophysics in theDepartment of Earth Sciences at Bristol University, U.K. prior tohis premature death in 2003. In his research he used various typesof geophysical data, but gravity and magnetic data in particular,to elucidate crustal structure in the eastern Caribbean, Canadianshield and southern England.

Keith Klepeis is a Professor in the Department ofGeology at the University of Vermont, U.S.A. He specializes in theareas of structural geology and continental tectonics and hasworked extensively on the evolution of orogenic belts and faultsystems in New Zealand, Patagonia, West Antarctica, Australia,British Columbia and southeast Alaska.

Fred Vine is an Emeritus Professor in the School ofEnvironmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich,U.K. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and hasreceived numerous awards for work on the interpretation of oceanicmagnetic anomalies and ophiolites, fragments of oceanic crustthrust up on land, in terms of sea floor spreading.

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