Download e-book for iPad: Continental Drift (International Geophysics) by S. K. Runcorn

By S. K. Runcorn

Continental float brings jointly inside of one quantity a dialogue of the geophysical facts with regards to horizontal pursuits within the earth's crust in its widest feel. this isn't the time for a reappraisal of the paintings of German meteorologist Alfred Wegener, however it is was hoping that this quantity will stimulate a significant curiosity in a subject matter previously thought of via many earth scientists as already closed.
The ebook comprises 12 chapters and starts with a dialogue of paleomagnetic facts for continental go with the flow and its geophysical reason. this can be via separate chapters on of paleoclimatic facts at the paleomagnetic latitudes given via paleomagnetism; stories of earthquake mechanism; activities on significant transcurrent faults; and magnetic proof for horizontal displacements within the flooring of the Pacific Ocean. next chapters take care of thermal convection within the earth's mantle; the speculation of convection in round shells and its software to the matter of thermal convection within the earth's mantle; mountain-building hypotheses; and investigations of the deep-sea floor.

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