Plate Tectonics

Continental Drift and Mountain Building

Authors: Frisch, Wolfgang, Meschede, Martin, Blakey, Ronald C.

  • Presents many examples from North America and around the World
  • Includes over 190 excellent full colour diagrams and maps
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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.

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“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)

“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 überzeugt. Für Studierende wie Lehrende und Professionals ein Muß.”
Besonders hervozuheben: “Die klare konkrete Gliederung, die grafische Ausarbeitung sind exzellent, ergänzt durch die sehr gute textliche Abfassung” (Prof. Dr.Jochen Kuss, Universität Bremen)

“Für den Bachelor der Geowissenschaften die erste Wahl zur Vertiefung der ersten Vorlesungen.”
Besonders hervozuheben: “Die Blockbilder sind sehr gut gestaltet, einfach und präzise.” (Dr. Reinhard Wolff, GZG Geologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Contractional theory, continental drift and plate tectonics

    Frisch, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Plate movements and their geometric relationships

    Frisch, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Continental graben structures

    Frisch, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Passive continental margins and abyssal plains

    Frisch, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Mid-ocean ridges

    Frisch, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 59-74

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-76503-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plate Tectonics
Book Subtitle
Continental Drift and Mountain Building
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76504-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-76504-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-76503-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 212
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