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Plates vs. plumes : a geological controversy

Author: Gillian R Foulger
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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Since the advent of the mantle plume hypothesis in 1971, scientists have been faced with the problem that its predictions are not confirmed by observation. For thirty years, the usual reaction has been to adapt the hypothesis in numerous ways. As a result, the multitude of current plume variants now amounts to an unfalsifiable hypothesis. In the early 21st century demand became relentless for a theory that can  Read more...
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Foulger, Gillian R., 1952-
Plates vs. plumes.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(DLC) 2010012131
(OCoLC)587130593
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian R Foulger
ISBN: 9781444324877 144432487X 9781444324860 1444324861
OCLC Number: 671398439
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 328 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Plates vs. Plumes: A Geological Controversy; Contents; Preface; 1: From plate tectonics to plumes, and back again; 2: Vertical motions; 3: Volcanism; 4: Time progressions and relative fixity of melting anomalies; 5: Seismology; 6: Temperature and heat; 7: Petrology and geochemistry; 8: Synthesis; References; Index; Colour plate section.
Other Titles: Plates versus plumes
Responsibility: Gillian R. Foulger.
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Since the advent of the mantle plume hypothesis in 1971, scientists have been faced with the problem that its predictions are not confirmed by observation. For thirty years, the usual reaction has  Read more...

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