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Author Johnson, M. R. W. (Michael Raymond Walter)
Title Orogenesis [electronic resource] : the making of mountains / by Michael R.W. Johnson and Simon H. Harley.
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  QE621 .J64 2012eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Major features of the Earth and plate tectonics -- Driving mechanisms for plates, slab retreat and advance, and a cause of orogenesis -- Physical and chemical principles : rock deformation, isostasy, geochronology and heat production in the lithosphere -- Large-scale features of orogens : thrusts and folds -- Evolution of orogens -- Lateral spreading of orogens : foreland propagation, channel flow and weak zones in the crust -- Metamorphism in orogeny -- The erosion and exhumation of mountains -- Sedimentary history of the foredeep basins -- Deep structure, mountain support and phase changes -- Mountains and climate -- Secular change in orogeney.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Orogeny.
Orogenic belts.
Plate tectonics.
Geology, Struacural.
Related Names Harley, Simon, 1956-
Related To Print version: Johnson, M. R. W. Orogenesis. Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2012. (DLC)2011029389 9786613720283
ISBN 0521765560
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