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Plate tectonics caused a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. It has aided our understanding of why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct locations, how oceans form and disappear, and how mountain ranges were built. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Molnar explores the history and significance of plate tectonics.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Plate tectonics caused a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. It has aided our understanding of why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct locations, how oceans form and disappear, and how mountain ranges were built. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Molnar explores the history and significance of plate tectonics.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 160
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. März 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 175mm x 111mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 142g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198728269
  • ISBN-10: 0198728263
  • Artikelnr.: 41771941
Autorenporträt
Molnar, Peter
Inhaltsangabe
1 The basic idea
2 Seafloor spreading and magnetic anomalies
3 Fracture zones and transform faults
4 Subduction of oceanic lithosphere
5 Rigid plates of lithosphere
6 Tectonics of continents
7 Tectonics of continents
Further reading
Index