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Continents and supercontinents

Author: John J W Rogers; M Santosh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rogers, John J.W. (John James William), 1930-
Continents and supercontinents.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003022676
(OCoLC)53253957
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J W Rogers; M Santosh
ISBN: 1423720504 9781423720508 1602569193 9781602569195 0195347331 9780195347333 9780195165890 0195165896 9786610532957 6610532958
OCLC Number: 61341472
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Continental Drift --
The Road to Plate Tectonics; 2. Plate Tectonics Now and in the Past; 3. Creation, Destruction, and Changes in Volume of Continental Crust Through Time; 4. Growth of Cratons and their Post-Stabilization Histories; 5. Assembly of Continents and Establishment of Lower Crust and Upper Mantle; 6. Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents; 7. Supercontinents Older than Gondwana; 8. Gondwana and Pangea; 9. Rifting of Pangea and Formation of Present Ocean Basins; 10. History of Continents after Rifting from Pangea.
Responsibility: John J.W. Rogers and M. Santosh.
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