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Introducing Tectonics Rock Structures And Mountain Belts

Author : Graham Park
ISBN : 9781903544815
Genre : Science
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Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts is written to explain the key concepts of tectonics and rock structures to students and to the interested non-specialist, especially those without a strong mathematical background. The study and understanding of geological structures has traditionally been guided by the rigorous application of mathematics and physics but, in this book, Graham Park has avoided mathematical equations altogether and has reduced the geometry to the minimum necessary. The application of plate tectonic theory has revolutionised structural geology by giving the study of rock structures a context in which they can be explained. Since the large-scale movements of the plates ultimately control smaller-scale structures, the study of tectonics is the key to understanding the latter. The reader is thus introduced to large-scale Earth structure and the theory of plate tectonics before dealing with geological structures such as faults and folds. Studies by structural geologists of the movement history of rock masses relative to each other, as revealed by the study of fault systems and shear zones, has helped to integrate rock structures with plate tectonics and this has been emphasised in the book. One of the most exciting aspects of geology is the study of the great mountain ranges, orogenic belts. The final three chapters of the book explain how knowledge of plate tectonic theory, geological structures and the processes of deformation may be employed to understand these orogenic belts. hilst excessive use of terminology is avoided, all technical terms are in a Glossary and, as with all books in this series, the text is illustrated profusely.

Introducing Volcanology

Author : Dougal Jerram
ISBN : 9781903544778
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Volcanoes have an endless fascination. Their eruptions are a regular reminder of the power of nature and our vulnerability to this raw geological phenomenon, however volcanic activity, and its plumbing from beneath, is an essential element of the forces that shaped and constantly reshape our planet. Dougal Jerram answers the questions: What are volcanoes? What other volcanic activity is there? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? What are eruptions and why do they occur? How have volcanoes affected the earth's climate? Can we predict eruptions? He also describes the most notable eruptions in history and their effect. Copiously illustrated throughout Introducing Volcanology is a concise and accessible introduction to the science of hot rocks for those with an adult curiosity and for those contemplating a course of formal study. As with sister volumes, technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided covering the whole subject from ash to zeolites.

Introducing Geology

Author : Graham Park
ISBN : 9781903544761
Genre : Nature
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Our world is made of rock. Although much of the Earth's surface is covered by vegetation, concrete or water, if one digs down far enough solid rock will always be found. Those who live in a landscape where rock outcrops are obvious will have wondered about the kind of rocks they are looking at and how they came to be where they are now. This introductory book explains in simple terms what geology can tell us about the world. Many objects of great beauty and which excite our curiosity, such as crystals or fossils, are to be found by examining rocks. Those searching for and examining such objects gain much more by knowing how and when they originated. In particular fossils, whilst interesting in themselves, tell us from their context in geological time of biological evolution and these clues give an insight into the origins of life on earth. Copiously illustrated this book is intended for those whose interest in geology has been awakened, perhaps by media coverage of earthquakes or dinosaurs and want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

Continental Tectonics And Mountain Building

Author : Richard D. Law
ISBN : 1862393001
Genre : Science
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The thematic set of 32 papers in this Special Publication celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1907 Memoir on The Geological Structure of the North-West Highlands of Scotland by placing the original findings in both historical and modern contexts, and juxtaposing them against present-day studies of deformation processes operating not only in the NW Highlands, but also in other mountain belts.

Stanford Bulletin

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Which Degree

Author : Audrey Segal
ISBN : 0860240614
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Geologie Der Alpen

Author : O. Adrian Pfiffner
ISBN : 9783825286101
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Die Alpen spielen in der Geschichte der Geologie eine zentrale Rolle. In diesem Gebirge können die unterschiedlichsten geologischen Phänomene besonders gut beobachtet werden. Dieses Buch gibt zuerst den modernen plattentektonischen Rahmen. Anschließend werden die Gesteinsverbände des kristallinen Grundgebirges sowie der paläozoischen, mesozoischen und känozoischen Sedimentabfolgen diskutiert. Der tektonische Bau von Jura bis Po-Becken wird samt Tiefenstruktur, Metamorphose und orogener Entwicklung beleuchtet. Die jüngste geologische Geschichte schließlich geht auf die pliozänen Flusssysteme, die großen pleistozänen Vereisungen, die Landschaftsgestaltung und die rezenten Bewegungen ein. Die reiche Bebilderung mit Karten, Profilen, stratigrafischen Kolonnenprofilen und Entwicklungsschemata kann als Grundlage für Exkursionen und Kurse dienen.


Author : Michael R. W. Johnson
ISBN : 9780521765565
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A valuable introduction to the processes of mountain belt formation and summary of orogenic research, for advanced students and researchers.

Catalogs Of Courses

Author : University of California, Berkeley
ISBN : UCLA:L0072280258
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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Cornell University Announcements Courses Of Study

Author : Cornell University
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