Controversies in Modern Geology

Controversies in Modern Geology : Evolution of Geologic Theories in Sedimentology, Earth History and Tectonics

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A collection of papers covering sedimentology, Earth history, tectonics and geophysics which reflects current research in these fields. The manner in which discoveries in the Earth sciences contribute to the advancement of knowledge in geological science is highlighted.
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  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 177.8 x 230 x 31.75mm | 1,012g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125103409
  • 9780125103404

Table of contents

An appreciation of Professor Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu, S.Schlanger; fractal geometry of a career - a word of thanks, K.J.Hsu. Introduction - controversy and geologic theory, D.W.Mueller et al. Part 1 Geologic events and non-uniform sedimentation: development of a scientific controversy, M.Cita; controversies about stromatolites - vices and virtues, R.Ginsburg; the Dolomite problem - an outstanding controversy, J.McKenzie; phosphatic sediments, ordinary or extraordinary deposits? - the example of Miocene Monterey formation (California), K.Follmi and R.Garrison; sediment calibre - a control on facies models with special reference to deep sea depositional systems, H.Reading and G.J.Orton. Part 2 Paleo-environment and evolutionary change: on the extinction of the mammoth - science and myth, W.Berger; paleogene glacial history of Antarctica, S.Wise et al; ice age interludes during the time of Cretaceous "Greenhouse" climate?, H.Weissert and A.Lini; periodicity of extinctions, D.Raup. Part 3 Sea-level history and sedimentation: pelagic sediments, seismic reflectors, and sea-level changes, E.Winterer; growth and demise of isolated carbonate platforms - Bahamian controversies, G.Eberli; tectonics and sea-level changes - a controversy?, S.Cloetingh; modelling sedimentary sequences, W.Pittman III and X.Golovchenko. Part 4 Tectonics and mountain building: extension of continental crust, X.LePichon and N.Chamot-Rooke; toward a genetic classification of fault rocks - geological usage and tectonophysical implications, S.Schmic and M.Handy; indosinides in China and the consumption of Eastern Paleotethys, S.Shu et al; the Glarus Nappes - a controversy of a century ago, R.Trumpy; timing of organic events - a persistent geologic controversy, C.Sengor; additional abstracts from symposium, D.W.Mueller et al.
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