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Title:
The evolving continents
Author:
Windley, B. F. (Brian F.)
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, [1995]

©1995
Physical Description:
xvi, 526 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471917397
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book provides the history of the earth, which will enable the reader to gain an integrated overview for many different aspects of earth sciences. It is unusual in that it traces the earth's history through the tectonic evolution of the continental crust from the very beginning of the geological record.

This book provides the history of the earth, which will enable the reader to gain an integrated overview for many different aspects of earth sciences. It is unusual in that it traces the earth's history through the tectonic evolution of the continental crust from the very beginning of the geological record.


Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
The Plate Tectonic Paradigm
Palaeoclimatology and the Fossil Record
Rifts to Oceans
Island Arcs
The Alps and Cenozoic Deformation of Europe
The Himalaya and the Cenozoic Deformation of Asia
The Variscan Orogen
Caledonian-Appalachian Orogen
Late Proterozoic Orogens
Crustal Evolution in the Proterozoic
Archaean Granulite-Gneiss Belts
The Evolving Continents
References
Index