2011

Plate Tectonics

Continental Drift and Mountain Building

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ISBN: 978-3-540-76503-5 (Print) 978-3-540-76504-2 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-13

    Contractional theory, continental drift and plate tectonics

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    Pages 15-26

    Plate movements and their geometric relationships

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    Pages 27-41

    Continental graben structures

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    Pages 43-57

    Passive continental margins and abyssal plains

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    Pages 59-74

    Mid-ocean ridges

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    Pages 75-90

    Hot spots

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    Pages 91-122

    Subduction zones, island arcs and active continental margins

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    Pages 123-130

    Transform faults

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    Pages 131-138

    Terranes

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    Pages 139-147

    Early Precambrian plate tectonics

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    Pages 149-158

    Plate tectonics and mountain building

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    Pages 159-170

    Old orogens

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    Pages 171-187

    Young orogens – the Earth’s loftiest places

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 189-212