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Breakthroughs in Geology: Ideas that transformed earth science, 1st Edition

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781780460765
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Author: Park, Graham
Publication Date: 08-Nov-2019
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Number of Pages: 279

Table of Contents: Sourced illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgements. 1) Uniformitarianism: the first breakthrough; 2) Evolution and the Origin of Species; 3) Continental drift. 4) Mantle convection: a mechanism for continental drift? 5) Deformation ellipsoid to ductile shear zone; 6) Plate tectonics; 7) Ophiolites: clues to the ocean crust and mantle; 8) Fault system kinematics; 9) Back-arc basins and trench roll-back; 10) Hot-spots and mantle plumes; 11) Sequence stratigraphy; 12) Gravity spreading. Appendix. Glossary. References. Index.