Orogenesis: The Making of Mountains (BOK)

Michael Johnson, Simon L. Harley

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Orogenesis, the process of mountain building, occurs when two tectonic plates collide - either forcing material upwards to form mountain belts such as the Alps or Himalayas or causing one plate to be subducted below the other, resulting in volcanic mountain chains such as the Andes. Integrating the approaches of structural geology and metamorphism, this book provides an up-to-date overview of orogenic research and an introduction to the physico-chemical properties of mountain belts. Global examples are explored, the interactioning roles of temperature and deformation in the orogenic process are reviewed, and important new concepts such as channel flow are explained. This book provides a valuable introduction to this fast-moving field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of structural geology, plate tectonics and geodynamics, and will also provide a vital overview of research for academics and researchers working in related fields including petrology geochemistry and sedimentology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Michael Johnson, Simon L. Harley
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521765565
Antall sider 398 Dimensjoner 18,9cm x 24,6cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 1050 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Historical geology