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The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt: An Integrated Geoscience Overview Pierre-Charles de Graciansky

The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt: An Integrated Geoscience Overview

Pierre-Charles de Graciansky

Published December 8th 2010
ISBN : 9780444537249
Hardcover
398 pages
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 About the Book 

The objective of the book is to provide an updated synthesis of the evolution of the Alpine fold belt hitherto not available in English. The overall concept is to build on classical Alpine geological studies made since the start of the 19th centuryMoreThe objective of the book is to provide an updated synthesis of the evolution of the Alpine fold belt hitherto not available in English. The overall concept is to build on classical Alpine geological studies made since the start of the 19th century by integrating this work with modern results obtained systematically on mid ocean ridges and passive margins worldwide over the past 50 years using new marine geological and geophysical technologies. The book thus provides an integrated overview of the evolution of the Alps from rift to passive margin to the present fold belt over a time span of 300my.* an integrated multidisciplinary synthesis of the evolution of the Alps from rift to passive margin to foldbelt.* 175 figures, structural maps and cross sections.* an index of localities referred to in the fext and figures.* a brief summary of the history and development of ideas concerning the evolution of fold belts and passive margins since the 19th century.* provides basis for further enquire and research* provides wider context relevant to marine and oil industry geoscientists.