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Continents and supercontinents [electronic resource] / John J.W. Rogers and M. Santosh.

By: Rogers, John J. W. (John James William), 1930-.
Contributor(s): Santosh, M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (vii, 289 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1423720504 (electronic bk.); 9781423720508 (electronic bk.); 1602569193 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9781602569195 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0195347331; 9780195347333; 9780195165890 (cloth); 0195165896 (cloth).Subject(s): Earth (Planet) -- Crust | Continents | Continental drift | Plate tectonics | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology | Continentes (origem;evolu�c�ao) | Tect�onica de placas | Electronic books | Continents | Continents -- D�erive | Tectonique des plaques | Terre -- Cro�ute | Continenten | PlaattektoniekGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Continents and supercontinents.DDC classification: 551.1/36 Other classification: 38.36 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Continental Drift -- The Road to Plate Tectonics; 2. Plate Tectonics Now and in the Past; 3. Creation, Destruction, and Changes in Volume of Continental Crust Through Time; 4. Growth of Cratons and their Post-Stabilization Histories; 5. Assembly of Continents and Establishment of Lower Crust and Upper Mantle; 6. Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents; 7. Supercontinents Older than Gondwana; 8. Gondwana and Pangea; 9. Rifting of Pangea and Formation of Present Ocean Basins; 10. History of Continents after Rifting from Pangea.
Summary: Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-271) and indexes.

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1. Continental Drift -- The Road to Plate Tectonics; 2. Plate Tectonics Now and in the Past; 3. Creation, Destruction, and Changes in Volume of Continental Crust Through Time; 4. Growth of Cratons and their Post-Stabilization Histories; 5. Assembly of Continents and Establishment of Lower Crust and Upper Mantle; 6. Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents; 7. Supercontinents Older than Gondwana; 8. Gondwana and Pangea; 9. Rifting of Pangea and Formation of Present Ocean Basins; 10. History of Continents after Rifting from Pangea.

Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life.

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Continents and supercontinents by Rogers John J W
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