Paradoxes in GeologyEdited by
- U. Briegel, ETH Zentrum, Department of Earth Sciences, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland
- Wen-Jiao Xiao, Laboratory of Lithosphere, Tectonic Evolution, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Published: December 2001
...the papers provide an interesting insight into some of the important developments in Earth Science in the last fifty years.
B. Windley, Episodes, 2002
- Introduction1. Ken Hsu and paradoxes of modern geology (Shu Sun). 2. The editors' forewords (U. Briegel, Wen-Jiao Xiao). Tectonics3. The paradox of geosyncline hypothesis and orogenic analysis (Ji-Liang Li). 4. The early Mesozoic collapse of the late Paleozoic archipelago in South China (Wen-Jiao Xiao). 5. Mesozoic tectonics of Fujian, Eastern China (Zuyi Zhou). 6. Songpan-Garze Belt: forearc accretion or backarc collapsing? (Guitang Pan). 7. Rotational collision and the Tan-Lu transform fault (Qingchen Wang). 8. The paradox of an ocean-dipping Benioff Zone-example from Taiwan (Chia-Yu Lu). 9. Thin-skinned plate tectonics: The re-invention of a crazy idea (P. Finckh). 10. Oil in holes-in-the-continent (Relict Oceanic Basins) (S. Aplanov). 11. Structural rocks: Stratigraphic implications (C. Sengör). Mechanics of Overthrusting and Landsliding12. Rock mechanics and the paradox of overthrusting mechanics (U. Briegel). 13. The flow of giant landslides (C.R. Kilburn). Petrology14. Concepts that led to mechanisms of movement of mass and energy in earth (F.W. Dickson). 15. Crystallisation histories of alkaline intrusions in West Texas (M.F. Carman). 16. A paradox - The ultramafic rock belt as a metamorphosed tectonic melange in northern Dabie Mountains (Shutong Xu). 17. Nd isotopes vs. Ken Hsu's tectonic facies (Xin-Hua Zhou). Paleogeography, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology18. The messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean (M.-B. Cita). 19. A review of the catastrophic extinction at the end of Cretaceous and its scientific implications (Qixiang He). 20. The oldest biogenous pelagic sediments above Mesozoic oceanic basement: A review (E.L. Winterer). 21. Unveiling secrets locked in Great Ghost Lake in Taiwan (Arthur Chen-Tung Chen). Applied and Basic Sciences22. At a turning point in petroleum geology (S.M. Lüthi).23. Lithium resource of the salt lake brine exploited with Hsu's method (Yanncheng Chen). 24. Preliminary report on experiments to monitor C-14 Beta-Decay (K. Hsu, et al). Postscript25. The career of a frustrated conformist (K. Hsu).