Backarc Basins

Tectonics and Magmatism

  • Brian Taylor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. James W. Hawkins Jr.
    Pages 63-138
  3. Jean-Marie Auzende, Bernard Pelletier, Jean-Philippe Eissen
    Pages 139-175
  4. Patrick Maillet, Etienne Ruellan, Martine Gérard, Alain Person, Hervé Bellon, Joseph Cotten et al.
    Pages 177-235
  5. Patricia Fryer
    Pages 237-279
  6. Peter F. Barker
    Pages 281-314
  7. Lawrence A. Lawver, Randall A. Keller, Martin R. Fisk, Jorge A. Strelin
    Pages 315-342
  8. Jean-Claude Sibuet, Shu-Kun Hsu, Chuen-Tien Shyu, Char-Shine Liu
    Pages 343-379
  9. Kazuo Kobayashi, Shigeru Kasuga, Kyoko Okino
    Pages 381-405
  10. Kensaku Tamaki
    Pages 407-420
  11. Helios S. Gnibidenko, Thomas W. C. Hilde, Elena V. Gretskaya, Andrey A. Andreyev
    Pages 421-449
  12. Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Tetsuro Urabe
    Pages 451-495
  13. Kathleen M. Marsaglia, Kathleen A. Devaney
    Pages 497-520
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 521-524

About this book


Experts in the field offer the first comprehensive review of the tectonics and magmatism of backarc basins, covering their initial rift stage to mature spreading. Complete with numerous illustrations, each of the twelve chapters focuses on a young, active backarc basin of the circum-Pacific-where volcano-tectonic processes are best studied because of their activity. Key themes in this volume include volcano-tectonics setting; cause and location; rift magmas; and hydrothermal activity. Researchers also present models of the dynamic processes occurring in backarc basins.


evolution geology sediment sedimentation tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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