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Title:
The evolving continents
Author:
Windley, B. F. (Brian F.)
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Wiley, [1977]

©1977
Physical Description:
xviii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471994756

9780471994763
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Book

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A textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of Earth sciences. It provides a history of the Earth which enables students to gain an integrated overview of the many different aspects of Earth sciences. The author assesses the evidence from the geological record of the role of plate tectonics in continental development from 4 Ga to the present. This edition (second was 1984) is largely rewritten--the section on the Precambrian and Paleozoic orogens is completely new--and most references have been updated to encompass research of the past decade. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

A textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of Earth sciences. It provides a history of the Earth which enables students to gain an integrated overview of the many different aspects of Earth sciences. The author assesses the evidence from the geological record of the role of plate tectonics in continental development from 4 Ga to the present. This edition (second was 1984) is largely rewritten--the section on the Precambrian and Paleozoic orogens is completely new--and most references have been updated to encompass research of the past decade. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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
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