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Crustal cross sections from the western North American cordillera and elsewhere; implications for tectonic and petrologic processes. (CD-ROM included).

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Crustal cross sections from the western North American cordillera and elsewhere; implications for tectonic and petrologic processes. (CD-ROM included)

Ed. by Robert B. Miller and Arthur W. Snoke.

Geological Society of America

2009

314 pages

$90.00

Paperback

Special paper; 456

QE511

Exposed crustal cross sections provide a direct view of continental crust, and are a major source of insight into variations in lithologic and geochemical composition, structural style, metamorphism, plutonism, and rheology. This book/CD-ROM provides a synthesis of crustal cross section research. Special emphasis is placed on Phanerozoic sections from the western North American Cordillera, supplemented by articles on lower- and mid-crustal sections through Proterozoic crust in North America and Australia, and the classic crustal section of Fiordland, New Zealand. Many of the papers describe multidisciplinary research on crustal sections and include data from various combinations of structural analysis, geochemistry, geothermobarometry, geochronology, geophysics, and other disciplines. Also discussed are common problems for the interpretation of crustal cross sections, including how sections that expose deep-crustal rocks are eventually exhumed, leading to the conclusion that there is no simple "standard model" for continental crust. The book is illustrated with b&w and color images, maps, and photos, and the CD-ROM contains figures, tables, and maps. The readership includes students, faculty, and researchers in structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, regional geology, petrology, geochemistry/isotope geology, and geophysics. Miller teaches geology at San Jose State University. Snoke teaches geology at the University of Wyoming.

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