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Surge Tectonics: A New Hypothesis of Global Geodynamics - Solid Earth Sciences Library 9 (Hardback)
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Surge Tectonics: A New Hypothesis of Global Geodynamics - Solid Earth Sciences Library 9 (Hardback)

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Hardback 326 Pages / Published: 31/08/1996
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TECTONlCS AND PHYSICS Geology, although rooted in the laws of physics, rarely has been taught in a manner designed to stress the relations between the laws and theorems of physics and the postulates of geology. The same is true of geophysics, whose specialties (seismology, gravimetIy, magnetics, magnetotellurics) deal only with the laws that govern them, and not with those that govern geology's postulates. The branch of geology and geophysics called tectonophysics is not a formalized discipline or subdiscipline, and, therefore, has no formal laws or theorems of its own. Although many recent books claim to be textbooks in tectonophysics, they are not; they are books designed to explain one hypothesis, just as the present book is designed to explain one hypothesis. The textbook that comes closest to being a textbook of tectonophysics is Peter 1. Wyllie's (1971) book, The Dynamic Earth. Teachers, students, and practitioners of geology since the very beginning of earth- science teaching have avoided the development of a rigorous (but not rigid) scientific approach to tectonics, largely because we earth scientists have not fully understood the origin of the features with which we are dealing. This fact is not at all surprising when one considers that the database for hypotheses and theories of tectonics, particularly before 1960, has been limited to a small part of the exposed land area on the Earth's surface.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780792341567
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 1470 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 1996 ed.

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