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TitlePlate tectonics [electronic resource] : an insider's history of the modern theory of the Earth / Naomi Oreskes, editor ; with Homer Le Grand
Imprint Boulder, Colo. : Westview, 2003
Connect tohttp://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=100771
Descript xxiv, 424 p. : ill., maps

CONTENT

pt. 1. The historical background: From continental drift to plate tectonics / Naomi Oreskes -- pt. 2. The early work : from paleomagnetism to sea floor spreading: Stripes on the sea floor / Ron Mason -- Reversals of fortune / Frederick J. Vine -- The zebra pattern / Lawrence W. Morley -- On board the Eltanin-19 / Walter Pitman -- The birth of plate tectonics / Neil D. Opdyke -- pt. 3. Heat flow and seismology: How mobile is the Earth? / Gordon J. MacDonald -- Heat flow under the oceans / John G. Sclater -- Locating earthquakes and plate boundaries / Bruce A. Bolt -- Earthquake seismology in the plate tectonics revolution / Jack Oliver -- pt. 4. The plate model: Plate tectonics : a surprising way to start a scientific career / Dan McKenzie -- When plates were paving stones / Robert L. Parker -- My conversion to plate tectonics / Xavier Le Pichon -- pt. 5. From the oceans to the continents: Plate tectonics and geology, 1965 to today / John F. Dewey -- When the plate tectonic revolution met western North America / Tanya Atwater -- The coming of plate tectonics to the Pacific Rim / William R. Dickinson -- From plate tectonics to continental tectonics / Peter Molnar -- Epilogue : Continents really do move: Plate tectonics : a Martian view / David T. Sandwell


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