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Geology Principles & Methods

  • Jean Dercourt
  • Jacques Paquet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Minerals to Rocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 3-20
    3. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 21-34
    4. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 35-40
    5. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 41-62
    6. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 63-79
    7. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 81-97
  3. The Earth’s Interior, Oceans and Continents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 101-119
    3. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 121-133
    4. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 135-154
  4. Global Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 157-169
    3. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 171-193
    4. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 195-206
    5. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 207-227
    6. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 229-253
    7. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 255-307
  5. Applied Geology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet
      Pages 311-351
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-384

About this book

Introduction

This book by Jean Dercourt and Jacques Paquet is over, no sooner have the past ideas been finally an excellent introduction to the Earth Sciences. It is assimilated than new perspectives open up which addressed, however, not simply to those who follow encompass both the Earth and the other planets in these particular disciplines but, equally, to all those the Solar System. The scientific study of the Earth, who are interested in the Natural Sciences in the and now the planets as well, has therefore become widest sense. an intellectual necessity. Who, indeed, could not look beyond the mere Clear, precise and up to date, this book provides appearance of the world as it exists today when its the necessary basis for this task. If, within these geological framework, at first sight static, has been pages, readers do not find answers to all their shown to be alive? What conclusions can be drawn questions, they will obtain, at the very least, a way without recalling that the landscapes so familiar to to formulate them. Once the question can be us are no more than a fleeting episode in an properly framed, the answer is never far away. unfolding story of great complexity but precise This work by Dercourt and Paquet provides an meaning? Who could leave aside the search for this excellent introduction both to the Earth Sciences meaning? and to the Natural Sciences, and an excellent The Earth Sciences have made a major contribu­ opportunity for intellectual development.

Keywords

continental drift fault orogeny tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Dercourt
    • 1
  • Jacques Paquet
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  2. 2.Université des Sciences et TechniquesLilleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4956-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-86010-489-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4956-0
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