This volume honours the career of Brian F. Windley, who has been hugely influential in helping to achieve our current understanding of the evolution of the continental crust, and who has inspired many students and scientists to pursue studies on the evolution of the continents. Brian has studied processes of continental formation and evolution on most continents and of all ages, and has educated and inspired two generations of geologists to undertake careers in studies of continental evolution.
The book is organized into six sections, including: oceanic and island arc systems and continental growth; tectonics of accretionary orogens and continental growth; growth and stabilization of continental crust; collisions and intraplate processes; Precambrian tectonics and the birth of continents; and active tectonics and geomorphology of continental collision and growth zones.
KUSKY, T. M., ZHAI, M. & XIAO, W. The evolving continents: understanding processes of continental growth: introduction
Oceanic and island arc systems and continental growth
STERN, R. J. The anatomy and ontogeny of modern intra-oceanic arc systems
XIAO, W., HAN, C., YUAN, C., SUN, M., ZHAO, G. & SHAN, Y. Transitions among Mariana-, Japan-, Cordillera- and Alaska-type arc systems and their final juxtapositions leading to accretionary and collisional orogenesis
Tectonics of accretionary orogens and continental growth
MARUYAMA, S., KAWAI, T. &WINDLEY, B. F. Ocean plate stratigraphy and its imbrications in an accretionary orogen: the Mona Complex, Anglesey-Lleyn, Wales, UK
SANTOSH, M., MARUYAMA, S., KOMIYA, T. & YAMAMOTO, S. Orogens in the evolving Earth: from surface continents to `lost continents' at the core-mantle boundary
WILDE, S. A., WU, F.-Y. & ZHAO, G. The Khanka Block, NE China, and its significance for the evolution of the Central Asian Orogenic Belt and continental accretion
Growth and stabilization of continental crust: collisions and intraplate processes
RAZAKAMANANA, T., WINDLEY, B. F. & ACKERMAND, D. Petrology, chemistry and phase relations of borosilicate phases in phlogopite diopsidites and granitic pegmatites from the Tranomaro belt, SE Madagascar; boron-fluid evolution
PENG, P. Reconstruction and interpretation of giant mafic dyke swarms: a case study of 1.78 Ga magmatism in the North China craton
Precambrian tectonics and the birth of continents
KR#NER, A. The role of geochronology in understanding continental evolution
ROLLINSON, H., REID, C. & WINDLEY, B. Chromitites from the Fisken#sset anorthositic complex, West Greenland: clues to late Archaean mantle processes
GARDE, A. A. & HOLLIS, J. A. A buried Palaeoproterozoic spreading ridge in the northern Nagssugtoqidian orogen, West Greenland
ZHAI, M., LI, T.-S., PENG, P., HU, B., LIU, F. & ZHANG, Y. Precambrian key tectonic events and evolution of the North China craton
OLIVEIRA, E. P., MCNAUGHTON, N. J. & ARMSTRONG, R. Mesoarchaean to Palaeoproterozoic growth of the northern segment of the Itabuna-Salvador-Cura# orogen, Sao Francisco craton, Brazil
Active tectonics and geomorphology of continental collision and growth zones
PETTERSON, M. G. A review of the geology and tectonics of the Kohistan island arc, north Pakistan
ALLEN, M. B. Roles of strike-slip faults during continental deformation: examples from the active Arabia-Eurasia collision
SEARLE, M. P. & TRELOAR, P. J. Was Late Cretaceous-Palaeocene obduction of ophiolite complexes the primary cause of crustal thickening and regional metamorphism in the Pakistan Himalaya?
CUNNINGHAM, D. Tectonic setting and structural evolution of the Late Cenozoic Gobi Altai orogen
OWEN, L. A. Landscape development of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen: a review
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