Global Tectonics (Paperback)
  • Global Tectonics (Paperback)

Global Tectonics (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages
Published: 13/02/2009
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The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, and includes major revisions to reflect the most significant recent advances in the field.

  • A fully revised third edition of this highly acclaimed text written by eminent authors including one of the pioneers of plate tectonic theory
  • Major revisions to this new edition reflect the most significant recent advances in the field, including new and expanded chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle and the implications of plate tectonics for environmental change
  • Combines a historical approach with process science to provide a careful balance between geological and geophysical material in both continental and oceanic regimes
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Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9781405107778
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 1225 g
Dimensions: 244 x 188 x 28 mm


"Many readers will be familiar with this excellent textbook . . . The subject coverage is more comprehensive than in previous editions with many of the processes and concepts being illustrated with case studies drawn from the recent literature. " (Mar Geophys Res, 2009) "A massive list of mostly critical references cites the most important works the world over." (CHOICE, November 2009)"An excellent in‑depth overview on one of the most revo­lutionary topics in the earth sciences. … Not only clear and comprehensive, but also pleasant to read. It is a highly recommended must‑have on the bookshelves of earth scien­tists for some time to come." (Geologos, December 2009) "Global Tectonics will find its place in all well equipped libraries and a personal copy will be of use for any geoscientist who needs a comprehensive overview." (Surveys in Geophysics, September 2009) "This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of global tectonics. Because the field has changed significantly since the last edition was published, the majority of text and figures in the third edition are new." (Book News, September 2009)

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