• V. V. Beloussov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

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  3. Tectonics of Continents

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      Pages 11-11
    2. General Tectonic Movements of the Earth’s Crust

    3. Tectonic Movements Within the Crust

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    4. Patterns of the Evolution of Continents

  4. Tectonics of Oceans

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  5. The Earth’s Internal Structure, Composition, and Deep Processes

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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 324-334

About this book


Geotectonics has a special place among the geological dis­ ciplines. In addition to ideas based on firmly established facts that constitute lasting scientific values, geotectonics, as a generalizing branch of geology, embraces broad con­ structions that link the planet's deep interior with its sur­ face and are largely of a hypothetical character. The inter­ pretation of the most general matters of the structure and evolution of the globe varies not only from one generation of geologists to another, but even within one generation. The interpretation depends not only, and not so much, on the state of geological knowledge, as on the progress of the related sciences of geophysics and geochemistry. In trying to discover the deep-lying causes of tectonic processes, geotectonics has to unite the results of all the Earth sci­ ences, converting itself to some extent from a purely geologi­ cal science into a general physical geographic or geonomic science. The fluidity of the general ideas and the need for joint consideration of the geological, geophysical, and geochemi­ cal data to substantiate these ideas are the main difficulties facing the author of a textbook on geotectonics. There is undoubtedly, however, a need for a manual of this kind, particularly now when the literature on the various problems of geotectonics has grown so great and so varied in content that it is very difficult for the experienced researcher, let alone the student, to find his way.


Geotektonik evolution geochemistry geology geophysics sediment seismology tectonics

Authors and affiliations

  • V. V. Beloussov
    • 1
  1. 1.Corresponding Member of the Academy of SciencesUSSR

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67178-4
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