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The Tectonic Plates are Moving!

ISBN : 9780198717867

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¥4,565
著者: 
Roy Livermore
ページ
528 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
138 x 216 mm
刊行日
2018年04月
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A witty, irreverent guide to the birth, development, and state-of-the-art of the most important theory in Earth Science. Written in non-technical language, the book traces the evolution of plate tectonics from its roots in twentieth-century controversy, via the 1960s revolution and general acceptance of the theory, to the realization that plate tectonics is the process that makes the Earth unique in the solar system and suitable for life. Having subsumed earlier theories of continental drift and sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics itself is now evolving into a truly global theory of planetary circulation. The book is aimed at the interested non-scientist, but will be valuable reading for A-level science and geography students and first-year undergraduates.

目次: 

Part I: First Generation
1 Probably the best theory on Earth
2 The Paving Stone Theory of World Tectonics
3 Poles Apart
4 Plate Tectonics by Jerks
5 Plate Tectonics by Creeps
Part II: Second Generation
6 Scum of the Earth
7 Continents and Supercontinents
8 All at Sea
9 Chilling Out
10 Ups and Downs
11 The Final Frontier

著者について: 

Roy Livermore is a marine geophysicist. He spent twenty years with the British Antarctic Survey, mapping and exploring the Southern Ocean. He has participated in thirteen Antarctic research cruises, several as Chief Scientist. His interests include the effects of ocean gateways - specifically the opening of Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica - on global climate and evolution. He received his PhD from the University of East Anglia in 1985, where he worked with Fred Vine on the history of the geomagnetic field. This was followed by a postdoctoral appointment at Cambridge University, where he was involved in making global plate reconstructions. He retired from BAS in 2006.

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