GEODYNAMICS

GEODYNAMICS

First published in 1982, Don Turcotte and Jerry Schubert's Geodynamics became a classic textbook for several generations of students of geophysics and geology. The authors bring this text completely up-to-date in this second edition. Important additions include a chapter on chemical geodynamics, an updated coverage of comparative planetology based on recent planetary missions, and a variety of other new topics. Geodynamics provides the fundamentals necessary for an understanding of the workingsof the solid earth, describing the mechanics of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building in the context of the role of mantle convection and plate tectonics. Observations such as the earth's gravity field, surface heat flow, distribution of earthquakes, surface stresses and strains, and distribution of elements are discussed.
Editora: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN: 0521666244
ISBN13: 9780521666244
Edição: 2
Número de Páginas: 472
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
Formato: 20.30 x 0.00 cm.