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By: E Moores and RJ Twiss

672 pages, B/w photos, b/w illus, figs

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Hardback | Nov 1995 | #51849 | ISBN: 0716724375
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Tectonics is the first of its kind – a complete, scholarly, readable text devoted exclusively to the field of tectonics. Following from the authors' best-selling Structural Geology – which encompasses processes from the microscopic to the regional levels – Tectonics examines structures from the regional to the global, and even the planetary levels. Written by two widely respected experts in the field, with spectacular artwork and photography, it is the definitive upper-level text for courses in tectonics.

"This book provides a well-organised, clearly written introduction to the large-scale processes of deformation of the earth's crust, from plate tectonics to the structure of mountain belts and sedimentary basins."
- The Times Higher Education Supplement


Introduction: Introduction; geophysical techniques in tectonics; principal tectonic features of the Earth; plate tectonics. Plate tectonics: Divergent margins and rifting; transform faults, strike slip faults, and related fracture zones; convergent margins; triple junctions; collisions; interlude - the nature of the scientific method and the plate tectonic revolution. Tectonic applications: Anatomy of orogenic belts; neotectonics; case studies of orogenic belts.

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