This book, written by a group of internationally known experts, describes the evolution of the Pacific Ocean margins in terms of their interaction with oceanic plates. The work reflects changes in recent years in accepted views concerning the evolution of these margins. It is now thought that much of the crust of the margins may have grown through the gradual addition of discrete terranes of "foreign origin"--that is, of earth materials transported from other locations by tectonic processes. The margins discussed are those of western North America, Asia, Japan, Eastern China, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and South America. Also reviewed are the general concepts of oceanic plateaus and transported terranes, and the past motion of the Pacific Ocean Plate.
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Zvi Ben-Avraham, Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University and Tel Aviv University.Review:
"This monograph is an excellent summary in which many of the most interesting and important ideas regarding terranes have been placed in a single, well-edited volume . . . . While the chapters are often broad and general, in almost all cases they are well written, clearly illustrated and finish with excellent and extensive references." --Geophysics
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0195043014