The Evolution of the Pacific Ocean Margins

The Evolution of the Pacific Ocean Margins

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This book, written by a group of internationally known experts, describes the evolution of the Pacific Ocean margins in terms of their interaction with oceanic plates. The work reflects changes in recent years in accepted views concerning the evolution of these margins. It is now thought that much of the crust of the margins may have grown through the gradual addition of discrete terranes of "foreign origin"--that is, of earth materials transported from other locations by tectonic processes. The margins discussed are those of western North America, Asia, Japan, Eastern China, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and South America. Also reviewed are the general concepts of oceanic plateaus and transported terranes, and the past motion of the Pacific Ocean more

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  • Hardback | 245 pages
  • 175 x 250 x 18mm | 910g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6 colour diagrams, 1 half-tone, 152 line drawings
  • 0195043014
  • 9780195043013

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Part 1 Oceanic plates and the Pacific Ocean margins; Oceanic plateaus and the Pacific Ocean margins, A. Mur and Z . Ben - Avraham; Terrane trajectories and plate interactions along continental margins in the North Pacific Ocean basin, A. Cox, et al; Terrain analysis: A circum-Pacific overview, G.G.Howell and D.L.Jones. Part 2 The Northeast Pacific Ocean margins: The North American sector of the circum-Pacific, P.J.Coney; Paleomagnetic evidence for the relative terrane motion in Western North America, D.P.Stone and M.McWilliams. Part 3 The Northwest Pacific Ocean margins: Mesozoic and cenozoic evolution of Asia, S.Maruyama et al; Accretion tectonics and evolution of Japan, A.Taira et al; The mesozoic and cenozoic tectonism in Eastern China, Zh.M.Zhanq et al. Part 4 The equatorial and Southwest Pacific Ocean margins: Speculations on the late mesozoic and cenozoic evolution of the Southeast Asia margin, R.McCabe and J.Cole; Displace terranes of the Southwest Pacific, C.S.Hutchison; Mesozoic-cenozoic ocean floor/continent interaction and terrain configuration, Southwest Pacific Area around New Zealand, K.B.Spoorli and P.F.Ballance. Part 5 The Southeast Pacific Ocean margins: Tectonic evolution of the late cenozoic centras Andes, T.E.Jordan and M.Gardeweq; The evolution of the Pacific Ocean margin in South America north of the Arica Elbow, more

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"This monograph is an excellent summary in which many of the most interesting and important ideas regarding terranes have been placed in a single, well-edited volume . . . . While the chapters are often broad and general, in almost all cases they are well written, clearly illustrated and finish with excellent and extensive references." --Geophysics"The book contains 14 chapters, based on studies of geophysics and marine geology, that deal with the Mesozoic and Cenozoic evolution of the margins of the Pacific Ocean . . . . The 26 authors are experienced and well-respected geologists and geophysicists. This well-written and well-illustrated book could serve as a text for a graduate course in regional geology and geophysics of the Pacific margin." --Choiceshow more

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