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Isostasy and flexure of the lithosphere

Author: A B Watts
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats

Isostasy is a simple concept that students traditionally find difficult to grasp. With this in mind, the author of this unique book uses a simplified mathematical treatment, numerous examples and an  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A B Watts
ISBN: 0521622727 9780521622721 0521006007 9780521006002
OCLC Number: 782459780
Notes: Índices.
Description: XVIII, 458 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Notation; 1. Historical development of the concept of isostasy; 2. Isostasy and flexure of the lithosphere; 3. Theory of elastic plates; 4. Geological examples of the flexure model of isostasy; 5. Isostatic response functions; 6. Isostasy and the physical nature of the lithosphere; 7. Isostasy and the origin of geological features in the continents and oceans; 8. Isostasy and the terrestrial planets; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: A.B. Watts.


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