The Expanding Earth
Part I Introductory Review
Face of the Earth
The Orocline Concept
Decades in Contempt
The Primary Rift System
A Shotgun Wedding
A New Round of Red-Herrings
Development of Expanding Earth Concept
Necessity for Expansion
Hierarchy of Extension
Dispersion of Polygons
The Pacific Paradox
The Arctic Paradox
The Young Oceans
The Subduction Myth
Two False Axioms
Trenches are not Where they Should be
Which Side Moves?
Trench Sediments are not Deformed as they Should be
Trench Sediments do not Go Into Orogens
No Moho Bend Oceanward from Trench
Continents are Welded to their Own Mantle
All Motion is Up Behind the Trench
Orogenic and Metamorphic Energies do not Fit
Blue Schists and Paired Metamorphic Belts
Higher Velocity Under Benioff Zone
Philosophy of Orocline Concept
Part II Some Principles
Scale of Tectonic Phenomena
Developments in Geotectonics, 10: The Expanding Earth focuses on the principles, methodologies, transformations, and approaches involved in the expanding earth concept.
The book first elaborates on the development of the expanding earth concept, necessity for expansion, and the subduction myth. Discussions focus on higher velocity under Benioff zone, seismic attenuation, blue schists and paired metamorphic belts, dispersion of polygons, arctic paradox, and kinematic contrast. The manuscript then ponders on the scale of tectonic phenomena, non-uniformitarianism, tectonic profiles, and paleomagnetism. Concerns cover global paleomagnetism, general summary of the tectonic profile, implosions, fluid pressures, pure shear, crustal extension, simple shear with horizontal axis, geological examples of scale fields, and length-time fields of deformation.
The publication explores the cause of expansion, modes of crustal extension, and rotation and asymmetry of the earth, including dynamic asymmetry, precessions, nutations, librations, and wobbles at fixed obliquity, variation of rate of rotation, and categories of submarine ridges.
The text is a dependable source of data for researchers wanting to study the concept of expanding earth.
- © Elsevier Science 1976
- 1st January 1976
- Elsevier Science
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@qu:A rare and marvelous combination of geologic science and philosophy dealing with a review of the past, citing the present and extrapolating into the future. Illustrative matter is exemplary; the documentation is massive. Will enhance all serious science collections. @source: New Technical Books