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Earth structure : an introduction to structural geology and tectonics
Van der Pluijm, Ben A., 1955-
Publication Information:
[Dubuque, Iowa?] : WCB/McGraw-Hill, [1997]

Physical Description:
viii, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
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QE601 .V36 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Written for undergraduates who are taking their first course in structural geology and tectonics, Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics presents information in a progressive manner using a conversational and direct writing style. Authors Ben van der Pluijm and Stephen Marshak have integrated many examples and analogies throughout to help draw students into this text.

Table of Contents

A Fundamentals
1 Overview
2 Primary and Nontectonic Structures
3 Force and Stress
4 Deformation and Strain
5 Rheology
B Brittle Structures
6 Brittle Deformation Processes
7 Joints and Veins
8 Faults and Faulting
C Ductile Structures
9 Ductile Deformation Processes and Microstructures
10 Folds and Folding
11 Foliations and Lineations
12 Ductile Shear Zones, Textures and Transposition
13 Deformation, Metamorphism and Time
D Tectonics
14 Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
15 Geophysical ImagingFrederick A. Cook
16 Extension Tectonics
17 Contraction Tectonics
18 Fold-Thrust BeltsM. Scott Wilkerson
19 Strike-Slip Tectonics
E Regional Perspectives
20 A Global View
21 Eastern Hemisphere
21.1 The European AlpsStefan Schmid
21.2 The Tibetan Plateau RegionLeigh H. Royden and B. Clark Burchfiel
21.3 The AltaidsCelal Sengor and Boris A. Natal 'in
21.4 The TasmanidesDavid R. Gray and David A. Foster
22 Western Hemisphere
22.1 The North American CordilleraElizabeth L. Miller
22.2 The Cascadia Subduction WedgeMark Brandon
22.3 The AndesRichard W. Allmendinger and Teresa E. Jordan
22.4 The AppalachiansJames P. Hibbard
22.5 The CaledonidesKevin T. Pickering and Alan G. Smith
22.6 The Tectonic Genealogy of North AmericaPaul F. Hoffman
22.7 Continental-Interior Tectonics top of page