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Author: V V Belousov
Publisher: Moscow : Mir Publishers ; Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1980.
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Belousov, V.V. (Vladimir Vladimirovich), 1907-
Moscow : Mir Publishers ; Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1980
Online version:
Belousov, V.V. (Vladimir Vladimirovich), 1907-
Moscow : Mir Publishers ; Berlin ; New York : Springer-Verlag, 1980
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V V Belousov
ISBN: 3540091734 9783540091738 0387091734 9780387091730
OCLC Number: 9796019
Language Note: Translated from the 1976 revised Russian edition by H. Campbell Creighton, V. Agranat, V. Shiffer.
Notes: Translation of: Geotektonika.
Translated from the 1976 rev. Russian edition.
Description: x, 330 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Content of Geotectonics.- 2. Types of Tectonic Process.- I Tectonics of Continents.- Section A General Tectonic Movements of the Earth's Crust.- 3. Present-day Oscillatory Movements.- Categories of Oscillatory Movements.- Present-day Oscillatory Movements.- 4. Recent Oscillatory Movements.- 5. Ancient Oscillatory Movements of the Crust.- The Tectonic and Geomorphological Expression of Oscillatory Movements.- 6. Oscillatory Movements of the Earth's Crust and the Formation of Thicknesses and Facies of Sedimentary Series.- The Formation of Thicknesses of Sedimentary Series.- The Formation of Facies of Deposition.- 7. Methods of Studying Ancient Oscillatory Movements.- The Method of Thicknesses.- The Method of Facies.- The Volume Method.- 8. General Properties of Oscillatory Movements of the Crust.- The Theoretical and Practical Importance of Studying Ancient Oscillatory Movements.- 9. General Disjunctive Tectonic Movements of the Crust.- Deep Faults.- Deep (All-crustal) Slashes.- Deep (All-crustal) Transcurrent Faults.- All-crustal Overthrusts.- Deep (All-crustal) Normal Faults.- Deep (All-crustal) Separations.- Present-day Manifestations of Deep Faults.- Section B Tectonic Movements Within the Crust.- 10. Block Folding.- 11. Injection Folding.- 12. The Folding of General Crumpling.- General Characteristics of Crumpling Folding.- Methods of Reconstructing the History of Crumpling Folding.- The Link Between Crumpling Folding and Oscillatory Movements.- The Origin of Crumpling Folding.- 13. Deep Folding and General Considerations About Folding Movements.- Deep Folding.- General Considerations About Folding Movements.- 14. Intracrustal Faults.- Classification of Fractures. Faults of Different Orders.- Dynamic Conditions of Faulting.- General Factors Affecting the Position of Faults.- General Fracturing of Rocks (Joint Systems).- Section C Patterns of the Evolution of Continents.- 15. Endogenous Continental Regimes/General Features and Geosynclinal Regimes.- A General Characteristic of Endogenous Continental Regimes.- Classification of Endogenous Continental Regimes.- Geosynclinal Regimes.- 16. Platform and Orogenic Regimes.- Platform Regimes.- Orogenic Regimes.- Some Terminological Problems.- 17. Rift, Magmatic Activization, and Continental Margin Regimes.- The Rift Regime.- Regimes of Magmatic Activization of Platforms.- Regimes of Continental Margins.- 18. Principal Patterns of the Endogenous Development of Continents.- General Evolution of Endogenous Regimes.- Endogenous Processes in the Stable Geosynclinal-Platform Stage.- The Rhythm of Endogenous Processes.- 19. Principles of the Zoning of Continents by Endogenous Regimes.- Tectonic Zoning.- Zoning by Types of Endogenous Regime.- II Tectonics of Oceans.- 20. Relief, Sediments, and Rocks of the Ocean Floor.- The Relief of the Ocean Floor.- Sediments and Rocks of the Ocean Floor.- 21. Tectonics of the Ocean Floor.- Structures of the Ocean Floor.- General Palaeogeographic Data.- Some Conclusions About the Geological History of Oceans.- III The Earth's Internal Structure, Composition, and Deep Processes.- 22. General Data on the Earth's Shape, Rotation, and Structure.- The Size and Shape of the Earth.- The Earth's Rotation.- The Earth's Inner Structure from the Data of General Seismology. The Earth's Seismicity.- Gravimetric Data.- The Earth's Heat Regime.- The Earth's Magnetic Field.- The Composition of the Earth.- The Age of the Earth.- 23. The Crust and Upper Mantle (Tectonosphere).- The Structure and Composition of the Crust.- The Structure and Composition of the Upper Mantle.- The Heat Regime of the Tectonosphere.- Certain Conclusions About the Tectonosphere's Structure and Evolution.- 24. The Main Stages in the Development of Geotectonics.- Geotectonics Before the Eighteenth Century.- Geotectonics in the Eighteenth Century.- Geotectonics in the Nineteenth Century.- Geotectonics in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.- 25. Recent Views on Geotectonics.- "The New Global Tectonics".- Critique of the "New Global Tectonics".- 26. The Search for a Synthesis.- A General Scheme of Deep Processes.- Conditions for the Development of Continental Endogenous Regimes.- The Interrelation of Continental Endogenous Regimes.- Conditions for Differentiation of the Tectonosphere into Continental and Oceanic.- Differentiation and the General Evolution of the Earth.- Literature.
Other Titles: Geotektonika.
Responsibility: V.V. Beloussov.


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