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Paradoxes in geology

Author: Wenjiao Xiao; U Briegel
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This text, taking the work of Professor Ken Jinghwa Hsu on paradox as central to its theme, delineates paradoxes and problems in the fields of tectonics, basic and applied geosciences, petrology,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wenjiao Xiao; U Briegel
ISBN: 0444505601 9780444505606
OCLC Number: 47364103
Description: x, 467 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Shu Sun --
PART I. Tectonics --
Paradox of geosyncline hypothesis and orogenic analysis / Jiliang Li, Wenjiao Xiao --
Early mesozoic collapse of the Late Paleozoic archipelago in South China / Wenjiao Xiao [and others] --
Mesozoic tectonics of Fujian, Eastern China / Zuyi Zhou, Zongting Liao --
Songpan-Garze belt: fore-arc accretion or back-arc collapsing? / Pan Guitang, Xu Qiang, Jiang Xinsheng --
Rotational collision and the Tan-Lu transform fault / Wang Qingchen --
Paradox of an ocean-dipping Benioff zone: example from Taiwan / Chia-Yu Lu --
Thin-skinned plate tectonics: the re-invention of a crazy idea / Peter Finckh, Kenneth J. Hsü --
Oil in 'holes-in-the-continent' (relict oceanic basins) / Sergey Aplonov --
Structural rocks: stratigraphic implications / A.M.C. Şengör, Mehmet Sakinç --
PART II. Mechanics of overthrusting and landsliding --
Rock mechanics and the paradox of overthrusting tectonics / Ueli Briegel --
Flow of giant rock landslides / Christopher R.J. Kilburn --
PART III. Petrology --
Concepts that led to mechanisms of movement of mass and energy in earth / F.W. Dickson --
Crystallization histories of alkaline intrusions in West Texas: some paradoxes and answers / Max F. Carman, Jr., Stanley Indest --
Paradox: the ultramafic rock belt (UMRB) as a metamorphosed tectonic mélange in northern Dabie Mountains, eastern central China / Xu Shutong, Liu Yican, Wu Weiping --
Nd isotopes vs. Ken Hsü's tectonic facies: a case study of crust evolution in South China / Xin-Hua Zhou --
PART IV. Paleogeography, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology --
Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean / Maria Bianca Cita --
Review of the catastrophic extinction at the end of the Cretaceous and its scientific implication / He Qixiang --
Oldest biogenous pelagic sediments above Mesozoic oceanic basement: a review / Edward L. Winterer --
Unveiling secrets locked in Great Ghost Lake in Taiwan / Chen-Tung Arthur Chen --
PART V. Applied and basic sciences --
At a turning point in petroleum geology / Stefan M. Luthi --
Exploitation of lithium in brines by Hsü's method / Chen Yancheng, Kenneth J. Hsü --
Preliminary report on experiments to monitor C-14 beta-decay / Kenneth J. Hsü, Min-Pen Chen, Chao-Kai Huang --
PART VI. Postscript --
Career of a frustrated conformist / Kenneth J. Hsü.
Responsibility: edited by Ueli Briegel, Wenjiao Xiao.
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...the papers provide an interesting insight into some of the important developments in Earth Science in the last fifty years. Episodes B. Windley

 
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