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Surge Tectonics: A New Hypothesis of Global Geodynamics

  • Arthur A. Meyerhoff
  • Irfan Taner
  • A. E. L. Morris
  • W. B. Agocs
  • M. Kamen-Kaye
  • M. I. Bhat
  • N. C. Smoot
  • Dong R. Choi
  • Donna Meyerhoff Hull

Part of the Solid Earth Sciences Library book series (SESL, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 1-11
  3. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 12-67
  4. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 68-123
  5. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 124-158
  6. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 159-191
  7. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 192-254
  8. Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Irfan Taner, A. E. L. Morris, W. B. Agocs, M. Kamen-Kaye, M. I. Bhat et al.
    Pages 255-257
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 258-325

About this book

Introduction

TECTONlCS AND PHYSICS Geology, although rooted in the laws of physics, rarely has been taught in a manner designed to stress the relations between the laws and theorems of physics and the postulates of geology. The same is true of geophysics, whose specialties (seismology, gravimetIy, magnetics, magnetotellurics) deal only with the laws that govern them, and not with those that govern geology's postulates. The branch of geology and geophysics called tectonophysics is not a formalized discipline or subdiscipline, and, therefore, has no formal laws or theorems of its own. Although many recent books claim to be textbooks in tectonophysics, they are not; they are books designed to explain one hypothesis, just as the present book is designed to explain one hypothesis. The textbook that comes closest to being a textbook of tectonophysics is Peter 1. Wyllie's (1971) book, The Dynamic Earth. Teachers, students, and practitioners of geology since the very beginning of earth­ science teaching have avoided the development of a rigorous (but not rigid) scientific approach to tectonics, largely because we earth scientists have not fully understood the origin of the features with which we are dealing. This fact is not at all surprising when one considers that the database for hypotheses and theories of tectonics, particularly before 1960, has been limited to a small part of the exposed land area on the Earth's surface.

Keywords

dynamics fluid mechanics geodynamics geology geophysics mechanics structural geology tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur A. Meyerhoff
    • 1
  • Irfan Taner
    • 1
  • A. E. L. Morris
    • 2
  • W. B. Agocs
    • 3
  • M. Kamen-Kaye
    • 4
  • M. I. Bhat
    • 5
  • N. C. Smoot
    • 6
  • Dong R. Choi
    • 7
  1. 1.TulsaUSA
  2. 2.Los AngelesUSA
  3. 3.AllentownUSA
  4. 4.CambridgeUSA
  5. 5.Wadia Institute of Himalayan GeologyDehra DunIndia
  6. 6.U.S. Naval Oceanoraphic OfficeStennis Space CenterUSA
  7. 7.HigginsAustralia

Editors and affiliations

  • Donna Meyerhoff Hull
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Texas at DallasUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1738-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7278-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1738-5
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