Palaeomagnetism, plates, hot spots, trenches and ridges are the subject of this unusual book. Plate Tectonics is a book of exercises and background information that introduces and demonstrates the basics of the subject. In a lively and lucid manner, it brings together a great deal of material in spherical trigonometry that is necessary to understand plate tectonics and the research literature written about it. It is intended for use in first year graduate courses in geophysics and tectonics, and provides a guide to the quantitative understanding of plate tectonics.Plate tectonic analysis, for reasons discussed in Chapter 1, came to the startling conclusion that the rocks on opposite ... the first motions of these earthquakes has answered unequivocally the quesAr tion of how the fracture zone faults are moving. ... The arrows are directed from quadrants of dilatation to quadrants of compression (shaded). The motions are all right-lateral, as predicted. ita#39;s hard to imagine more convincing support from the field of seismology for the plate tectonic theory.
|Author||:||A. Cox, R. B. Hart|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2009-07-08|