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Paradoxes in Geology

Edited By: U Briegel and Wenjiao Xiao

467 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 2001 | #129812 | ISBN: 0444505601
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An interesting volume presenting the papers collected for the Festschrift Paradoxes in Modern Geology in honour of Professor Ken Jinghwa Hsu on the occasion of his 70th birthday.


Ken Hsu and paradoxes of modern geology, Shu Sun; The editors' forewords, U. Briegel, Wen-Jiao Xiao. Tectonics: The paradox of geosyncline hypothesis and orogenic analysis, Ji-Liang Li; The early Mesozoic collapse of the late Paleozoic archipelago in South China, Wen-Jiao Xiao; Mesozoic tectonics of Fujian, Eastern China, Zuyi Zhou; Songpan-Garze Belt - forearc accretion or backarc collapsing?, Guitang Pan; Rotational collision and the Tan-Lu transform fault, Qingchen Wang; The paradox of an ocean-dipping Benioff Zone-example from Taiwan, Chia-Yu Lu; Thin-skinned plate tectonics - The re-invention of a crazy idea, P. Finckh; Oil in holes-in-the-continent (Relict Oceanic Basins), S. Aplanov; Structural rocks - Stratigraphic implications, C. Sengor. Mechanics of Overthrusting and Landsliding: Rock mechanics and the paradox of overthrusting mechanics, U. Briegel; The flow of giant landslides, C.R. Kilburn. Petrology: Concepts that led to mechanisms of movement of mass and energy in earth, F.W. Dickson; Crystallization histories of alkaline intrusions in West Texas, M.F. Carman; A paradox - The ultramafic rock belt as a metamorphosed tectonic melange in northern Dabie Mountains, Shutong Xu; Nd isotopes versus Ken Hsu's tectonic facies, Xin-Hua Zhou. (Part contents).

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