9780135569368

Marine Geology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135569368

  • ISBN10:

    0135569362

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1981-11-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Summary

Junior, Senior, Graduate level text for Marine Geology, Marine Stratigraphy and Sedimentology or plate tectonics. Course found in both Geology and Oceanography departments. The first comprehensive and entirely new volume on marine geology since the emergence of the plate tectonic revolution in earth sciences and deep-sea drilling. Written by a foremost authority in the field.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. THE STRUCTURAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SETTING.

Geophysics and Ocean Morphology.
Marine Stratigraphy, Correlation and Chronology.
Continental Drift and Sea-Floor Spreading: Prelude to Plate Tectonics.
Plate Tectonics.
Tectonic History of the Oceans.
The Oceanic Crust.
Ocean Circulation.

THE OCEAN MARGINS.

Sea Level History and Seismic Stratigraphy.
Nearshore Geological Processes and the Continental Shelf.
Continental Margin Types and Divergent Margins.
Convergent or Active Margins.

III. OCEANIC SEDIMENTS AND MICROFOSSILS.

Terrigenous Deep-Sea Sediments.
Geological Effects of Bottom Currents: Motion and Commotion.
Oceanic Microfossils.

IV. OCEAN HISTORY.

Approaches to Paleoceanography, Paleoceanographic and Sediment History of the Ocean Basins.
Global Paleoceanographic Evolution: Critical Events in Ocean History.
References.
Indexes.

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