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Orogenesis : the making of mountains / by Michael R.W. Johnson, Simon L. Harley.

Author/Creator:
Johnson, M. R. W. (Michael Raymond Walter)
Publication:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 388 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.
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Subjects:
Orogeny.
Orogenic belts.
Plate tectonics.
Geology, Structural.
Summary:
"Orogenesis, the process of mountain building, occurs when two tectonic plates collide--either forcing material upwards to form mountain belts such as the Alps or Himalayas or causing one plate to be subducted below the other, resulting in volcanic mountain chains such as the Andes. Integrating the approaches of structural geology and metamorphism, this book provides an up-to-date overview of orogenic research, and an introduction to the physico-chemical properties of mountain belts. Global examples are explored, the interactioning roles of temperature and deformation in the orogenic process are reviewed, and important new concepts such as channel flow are explained. This book provides a valuable introduction to this fast-moving field for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of structural geology, plate tectonics and geodynamics, and will also provide a vital overview of research for academics and researchers working in related fields including petrology, geochemistry and sedimentology."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Major features of the Earth and plate tectonics
Driving mechanisms for plates, slab retreat and advance, and a cause of orogenesis
Physical and chemical principles : rock deformation, isostasy, geochronology and heat production in the lithosphere
Large-scale features of orogens : thrusts and folds
Evolution of orogens
Lateral spreading of orogens : foreland propagation, channel flow and weak zones in the crust
Metamorphism in orogeny
The erosion and exhumation of mountains
Sedimentary history of the foredeep basins
Deep structure, mountain support and phase changes
Mountains and climate
Secular change in orogeney.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-374) and index.
Contributor:
Harley, Simon L.
ISBN:
9780521765565
0521765560
OCLC:
746489142