Series: Developments in Geotectonics

Continental Rifts: Evolution, Structure, Tectonics

Most recent volume

Volume 25. Continental Rifts: Evolution, Structure, Tectonics

Published: 24th November 1995 Editors: K.H. Olsen
This multi-author book has been prepared by an international group of geoscientists that have been active in rift research since the late 1960s. In 1984, an informal, grass-roots study group was initiated to compare individual research results and to explore in greater depth the apparent differences and similarities in the interpretations from various rift systems. The group became known as the CREST working group, an acronym of Continental Rifts: Evolution, Structure and Tectonics, which not surprisingly became the title of this book.

Continental Rifts: Evolution, Structure, Tectonics presents an overview of the present state of understanding and knowledge of the processes of continental rifting from a multidisciplinary, lithospheric scale perspective. The chapters have been structured on each rift system in approximately the same synoptic sequence, so as to facilitate comparisons of rifts by the reader. The book complements its predecessors by presenting a more unified picture. It succeeds in presenting the status of a representative majority of the continental rift systems that have been at the forefront of recent research. For students and experienced researchers alike, this book will be of significant value in assessing the current state of knowledge and in serving as a framework for future research.

Additional volumes

Volume 24. Composition, Deep Structure and Evolution of Continents

Published: 22nd October 1999 Editors: R.D. van der Hilst W.F. McDonough

Continental Lower Crust

Published: 19th November 1992 Editors: R.W. Kay D.M. Fountain R. Arculus

Volume 21. The Origin of Arcs

Published: 1st September 1986 Editors: F.-C. Wezel

Recent Crustal Movements, 1982

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: P. Vyskocil A.M. Wassef Rylie Green

Volume 19. Processes of Continental Rifting

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: B.H. Baker P. Morgan


Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: E.V. Artyushkov

Oceanic Ridges and Arcs

Published: 1st January 1980 Editors: M.N. Toksöz S. Uyeda J. Francheteau

Volume v. The Expanding Earth

Published: 1st January 1976 Editors: S.W. Carey

Volume v. Global Tectonics and Earthquake Risk

Published: 1st January 1974 Editors: C. Lomnitz