The Expanding Earth, Volume v

1st Edition

Authors: S.W. Carey
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444414854
eBook ISBN: 9781483289557
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1976
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Table of Contents


The Expanding Earth


Part I Introductory Review


Face of the Earth


Suess


Wegener


The Orocline Concept


Decades in Contempt


The Primary Rift System


A Shotgun Wedding


Kuhnian Revolution


A New Round of Red-Herrings


Development of Expanding Earth Concept


Necessity for Expansion


Gaping Gores


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


Universal Tension


All Motion is Up Behind the Trench


Kinematic Contrast


Orogenic and Metamorphic Energies do not Fit


Blue Schists and Paired Metamorphic Belts


Seismic Misinterpretation


Seismic Attenuation


Higher Velocity Under Benioff Zone


Definitions


Oroclines


Coupled Oroclines


Rhombochasm


Sphenochasm


Sphenopiezm


Orotath


Oroclinotath


Nematath


Megashear


Restrictions


Philosophy of Orocline Concept


Part II Some Principles


Scale of Tectonic Phenomena


Length-Time Fi


Description

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.


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Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9781483289557
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444414854

Reviews

@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


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