The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt
An Integrated Geoscience Overview
- Pierre-Charles de Graciansky, Paris, France
- David G. Roberts
- Pierre Tricart, BP, Grenoble, France
This book addresses the evolution of the Alpine fold belt for the first time in the English language. It builds on classical Alpine geological studies made since the start of the 19th century by combining that research with modern results obtained over the past 50 years using new marine geological and geophysical technologies. The book thus provides an integrated overview of the evolution of the Alps from rift to passive margin to the present fold belt over a significant time span.
Faculty and students in the earth sciences as well as oil company geologists