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Author Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (U.S.). Geophysics Study Committee.

Title Continental tectonics / Geophysics Study Committee, Geophysics Research Board, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy of Sciences, 1980
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 197 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates) : illustrations
Series Studies in geophysics
Studies in geophysics.
Contents I. Summary: 1. Plate tectonics and the continents : a review / B. Clark Burchfiel. 2. Problems of pre-Mesozoic continental evolution / Leon T. Silver -- II. Plate-boundary tectonics: 3. Complexities of modern and ancient subduction systems / Warren B. Hamilton. 4. Intracontinental rifts and aulacogens / Kevin Burke. 5. Evolution of outer highs on divergent continental margins / Martin A. Schuepbach and Peter R. Vail -- III. Intraplate tectonics: 6. Tectonics of noncollisional regimes : the modern Andes and the Mesozoic Cordilleran Orogen of the western United States / B. Clark Burchfiel. 7. Models for midcontinent tectonism / William J. Hinze [and others]. 8. Problems of intraplate extensional tectonics, western United States / Gregory A. Davis. 9. geophysical and geological characteristics of the crust of the Basin and Range province / Gordon P. Eaton -- IV. Characterization of continental crust: 10. Seismic exploration of the continental basement : trends for the 1980's / Jack E. Oliver. 11. Exploration of the continental crust using aeromagnetic data / Isidore Zietz. 12. Chemistry of the lower crust : inferences from magma and xenoliths / Robert W. Kay and Suzanne Mahlburg Kay. 13. geochemical evolution of the continental crust / Gilbert N. Hanson -- V. Continetal evolution: 14. Cenozoic volcanism in the western United States : implications for continental tectonics / Peter W. Lipman. 15. The shape of North America during the Precambrian / William R. Muehlberger. 16. A outline of the tectonic chatacteristics of China / T.K. Huang
Notes Based on papers presented at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Miami in Apr. 1978
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Continents.
Plate tectonics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585149321 (electronic bk.)
9780585149325 (electronic bk.)