9780393924077

Parks & Plates PA

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393924077

  • ISBN10:

    0393924076

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/17/2005
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

Many of our national parks, monuments, and seashores were established because of their inspiring geological features -- from the geysers of Yellowstone to the granite peaks of Yosemite. In Parks and Plates, Robert J. Lillie explains the fascinating geological processes that have formed these dramatic volcanoes, shorelines, and landscapes. Structuring the text around major geological features, Lillie highlights geologic patterns across many different parks and uses over 100 park sites to illustrate plate tectonics visually. Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs, diagrams, and maps, Parks and Plates is the ideal text to enrich undergraduates\' experience of our national parks.

Author Biography

Robert J. Lillie is professor of geosciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Table of Contents

Plate tectonicsp. 5
Geologic features and processesp. 22
Continental riftsp. 54
Passive continental marginsp. 72
Subduction zonesp. 94
Collisional mountain rangesp. 129
San Andreas and other transform boundariesp. 154
Oceanic hotspotsp. 173
Hotspots beneath continental crustp. 193
North American cratonp. 215
Accreted terranesp. 239
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