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Main Title Plate Tectonics Continental Drift and Mountain Building / [electronic resource] :
Author Frisch, Wolfgang.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Meschede, Martin.
Blakey, Ronald C.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QE1-996.5
ISBN 9783540765042
Subjects Geography ; Geology ; Geology, Structural ; Planetology
Internet Access
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Collation VIII, 212 p. online resource.
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Contents Notes
How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake-prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful? Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geodynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have led to the concept of plate tectonics.