Buchsatz und Layout, Prepress, Indexierung.
DTP (camera-ready)

Wolfgang Frisch, Wien, A
Martin Meschede, Greifswald, D
Ronald C Blakey, Sedona, USA

Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift and Mountain Building
1st Edition. 180 p. 194 illus. in color.
ISBN: 978-3-540-76503-5
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-76504-2_1
November 2010

Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York

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How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake-prone areas? Frisch, Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geodynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have led to the concept of plate tectonics.