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    DescriptionIntroducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts is written to explain the key concepts of tectonics and rock structures to students and to the interested non-specialist, especially those without a strong mathematical background. The study and understanding of geological structures has traditionally been guided by the rigorous application of mathematics and physics but, in this book, Graham Park has avoided mathematical equations altogether and has reduced the geometry to the minimum necessary. The application of plate tectonic theory has revolutionised structural geology by giving the study of rock structures a context in which they can be explained. Since the large-scale movements of the plates ultimately control smaller-scale structures, the study of tectonics is the key to understanding the latter. The reader is thus introduced to large-scale Earth structure and the theory of plate tectonics before dealing with geological structures such as faults and folds. Studies by structural geologists of the movement history of rock masses relative to each other, as revealed by the study of fault systems and shear zones, has helped to integrate rock structures with plate tectonics and this has been emphasised in the book. One of the most exciting aspects of geology is the study of the great mountain ranges, orogenic belts. The final three chapters of the book explain how knowledge of plate tectonic theory, geological structures and the processes of deformation may be employed to understand these orogenic belts. hilst excessive use of terminology is avoided, all technical terms are in a Glossary and, as with all books in this series, the text is illustrated profusely.


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    Title
    Introducing Tectonics, Rock Structures and Mountain Belts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Park
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906716264
    ISBN 10: 1906716269
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: RBGF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26600
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000, SCI031000
    DC22: 551.8
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 551.8
    LC classification: QE601 .P346 2012
    Thema V1.0: RBGF
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Imprint name
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Publication date
    30 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Graham Park is Emeritus Professor of Tectonic Geology at the University of Keele and author of the popular 'Introducing Geology', the title that initiated the successful 'Introducing' series.