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Author Erickson, Jon, 1948-

Title Plate tectonics : unraveling the mysteries of the earth / Jon Erickson ; foreword by Ernest H. Muller.

Published New York : Facts on File, 2001.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  551.136 ERIC    AVAILABLE
Edition Rev. ed.
Physical description xiv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Series The living earth.
Erickson, Jon, 1948- Living earth.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-278) and index.
Contents 1 Continental Drift: Discovery of Plate Tectonics -- Birth of Geology -- Matching Coastlines -- Evidence for Drift -- Continental Movements -- Paleomagnetism -- Lithospheric Plates -- 2 Historical Tectonics: an Overview of Earth History -- Archean Tectonics -- Proterozoic Tectonics -- Paleozoic Tectonics -- Mesozoic Tectonics -- Cenozoic Tectonics -- 3 Convection Currents: the Driving Force -- Heat Flow -- Core -- Mantle -- Mantle Convection -- Rifting of Continents -- Supercontinents -- 4 Crustal Plates: the Lithosphere in Motion -- Continental Crust -- Oceanic Crust -- Terranes -- Hot Spots -- Plate Motions -- Earthquakes -- Fault Zones -- 5 Seafloor Spreading: the Midocean Ridges -- Mysterious Ocean -- Mid-Atlantic Ridge -- Spreading Seafloor -- Basaltic Magma -- Magnetic Stripes -- Seamounts and Guyots -- Abyssal Red Clay -- 6 Subduction Zones: the Deep-Sea Trenches -- Oceanic Trenches -- Seafloor Topography -- Plate Subduction -- Descending Plates -- Island Arcs -- Ring of Fire -- Volcanic Eruptions -- 7 Mountain Building: Crustal Uplift and Erosion -- Episodes of Orogeny -- Plate Collisions -- Uplift and Erosion -- Igneous Activity -- Mineral Deposits -- Geothermal Energy -- 8 Rock Cycle: the Balance of Nature -- Atmosphere and Ocean -- Heat Budget -- Water Cycle -- Carbon Cycle -- Nitrogen Cycle -- Carbonate Rocks -- Volcanoes -- 9 Tectonics and Life: Making a Living Planet -- Biosphere -- Geosphere -- Tectonics and Evolution -- Tectonics and Extinction -- Tectonics and Climate -- Tectonics of the Future -- 10 Tectonics in Space: Exploring the Solar System -- Lunar Tectonics -- Mercurial Tectonics -- Venusian Tectonics -- Martian Tectonics -- Jovian Tectonics -- Saturnian Tectonics -- Uranian Tectonics -- Triton Tectonics.
Summary Praise for the previous edition: ...quite comprehensive... Outstanding, clear diagrams and various charts and maps clarify the material under discussion. , School Library Journal
For students
Subject Plate tectonics.
ISBN 0816043272