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Plate Tectonics


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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.

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"Das neue Autorenteam hat ein beachtliches Kompendium zu den algemeninen [sic] und vielen speziellen Grundlagen der Plattetektonik erstellt das in insbesondere durch die didaktische Darstellung voll uberzeugt. Fur Studierende wie Lehrende und Professionals ein Muss." Besonders hervozuheben: "Die klare konkrete Gliederung, die grafische Ausarbeitung sind exzellent, erganzt durch die sehr gute textliche Abfassung" (Prof. Dr.Jochen Kuss, Universitat Bremen) "Fur den Bachelor der Geowissenschaften die erste Wahl zur Vertiefung der ersten Vorlesungen." Besonders hervozuheben: "Die Blockbilder sind sehr gut gestaltet, einfach und prazise." (Dr. Reinhard Wolff, GZG Geologie, Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen)


From the reviews: "The authors discuss all major aspects of the subject in chapters focusing on theory development; plate movements and geometry; continental grabens, margins, and abyssal plains; mid-ocean ridges; hot spots; subduction zones, island arcs, volcanism, and metamorphism; transform faults; terrenes; mountain building; and more. ... One of the book,s strongest points is the many excellent, colorful maps and cross-sections that complement the text. References to the literature are well chosen. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional readership." (T. L. T. Grose, Choice, Vol. 49 (2), October, 2011)

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