Solid Earth Sciences Library

Surge Tectonics: A New Hypothesis of Global Geodynamics

Authors: Meyerhoff, A.A., Taner, I., Morris, A.E.L., Agocs, W.B., Kamen-Kaye, M., Bhat, M.I., Smoot, N.C., Choi, D.R.

Editors: Meyerhoff Hull, Donna (Ed.)

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TECTONlCS AND PHYSICS Geology, although rooted in the laws of physics, rarely has been taught in a manner designed to stress the relations between the laws and theorems of physics and the postulates of geology. The same is true of geophysics, whose specialties (seismology, gravimetIy, magnetics, magnetotellurics) deal only with the laws that govern them, and not with those that govern geology's postulates. The branch of geology and geophysics called tectonophysics is not a formalized discipline or subdiscipline, and, therefore, has no formal laws or theorems of its own. Although many recent books claim to be textbooks in tectonophysics, they are not; they are books designed to explain one hypothesis, just as the present book is designed to explain one hypothesis. The textbook that comes closest to being a textbook of tectonophysics is Peter 1. Wyllie's (1971) book, The Dynamic Earth. Teachers, students, and practitioners of geology since the very beginning of earth­ science teaching have avoided the development of a rigorous (but not rigid) scientific approach to tectonics, largely because we earth scientists have not fully understood the origin of the features with which we are dealing. This fact is not at all surprising when one considers that the database for hypotheses and theories of tectonics, particularly before 1960, has been limited to a small part of the exposed land area on the Earth's surface.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Why a New Hypothesis?

    Meyerhoff, Arthur A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Unraveling Earth History: Tectonic Data Sets

    Meyerhoff, Arthur A. (et al.)

    Pages 12-67

  • Surge Tectonics

    Meyerhoff, Arthur A. (et al.)

    Pages 68-123

  • Examples of Surge Channels

    Meyerhoff, Arthur A. (et al.)

    Pages 124-158

  • The Tectonic Evolution of Southeast Asia—A Regional Application of the Surge-Tectonics Hypothesis

    Meyerhoff, Arthur A. (et al.)

    Pages 159-191

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surge Tectonics: A New Hypothesis of Global Geodynamics
Authors
Editors
  • Donna Meyerhoff Hull
Series Title
Solid Earth Sciences Library
Series Volume
9
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1738-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1738-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4156-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7278-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 326
Topics