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Earth Structure :  An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics - Ben A. Van der Pluijm

Earth Structure

An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics


Published: January 2004
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For the Second Edition of Earth Structure: An Introduction to Structural Geology and Tectonics, the authors have heavily revised each chapter while preserving the overall structure of the First Edition. The Second Edition also benefits from new artwork that clearly illustrates complex concepts. New to the Second Edition: New Chapter: 15, "Geophysical Imaging," by Frederick Cook Within Chapters 21 and 22, four new essays on "Regional Perspectives" discuss the European Alps, the Altaids, the Appalachians, and the Cascadia Wedge. New and updated art for more informative illustration of concepts. The Second Edition now has 570 black & white figures.

Primary and Nontectonic Structures
Force and Stress
Deformation and Strain
Brittle Structures
Brittle Deformation Processes
Joints and Veins
Faults and Faulting
Ductile Structures
Ductile Deformation Processes and Microstructures
Folds and Folding
Foliations and Lineations
Ductile Shear Zones, Textures and Transposition
Deformation, Metamorphism and Time
Whole Earth Structure and Plate Tectonics
Geophysical Imaging
Extension Tectonics
Contraction Tectonics
Fold-Thrust Belts
Strike-Slip Tectonics
Regional Perspectives
A Global View
Eastern Hemisphere
The European Alps
The Tibetan Plateau Region
The Altaids
The Tasmanides
Western Hemisphere
The North American Cordillera
The Cascadia Subduction Wedge
The Andes
The Appalachians
The Caledonides
The Tectonic Genealogy of North America
Continental-Interior Tectonics top of page <$$$>
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ISBN: 9780393924671
ISBN-10: 039392467X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 672
Published: January 2004
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 22.1  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.61
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised