Plate Tectonics

Continental Drift and Mountain Building

  • Wolfgang Frisch
  • Martin Meschede
  • Ronald C. Blakey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 1-13
  3. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 15-26
  4. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 27-41
  5. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 43-57
  6. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 59-74
  7. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 75-90
  8. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 91-122
  9. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 123-130
  10. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 131-138
  11. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 139-147
  12. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 149-158
  13. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 159-170
  14. Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald Blakey
    Pages 171-187
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 189-212

About this book

Introduction

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 geodynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have led to the concept of plate tectonics.

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Frisch
    • 1
  • Martin Meschede
    • 2
  • Ronald C. Blakey
    • 3
  1. 1.FB 16 Institut und Museum für, Geologie und PaläontologieUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany
  2. 2.GreifswaldGermany
  3. 3.Dept. Geology, Center for EnvironmentalNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76504-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76503-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76504-2
  • About this book