Marine geology

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813 p. · 24x18 cm · Hardback
Introduction.

I. THE STRUCTURAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SETTING.

Geophysics and Ocean Morphology.
Marine Stratigraphy, Correlation and Chronology.
Continental Drift and Sea-Floor Spreading: Prelude to Plate Tectonics.
Plate Tectonics.
Tectonic History of the Oceans.
The Oceanic Crust.
Ocean Circulation.

THE OCEAN MARGINS.

Sea Level History and Seismic Stratigraphy.
Nearshore Geological Processes and the Continental Shelf.
Continental Margin Types and Divergent Margins.
Convergent or Active Margins.

III. OCEANIC SEDIMENTS AND MICROFOSSILS.

Terrigenous Deep-Sea Sediments.
Geological Effects of Bottom Currents: Motion and Commotion.
Oceanic Microfossils.

IV. OCEAN HISTORY.

Approaches to Paleoceanography, Paleoceanographic and Sediment History of the Ocean Basins.
Global Paleoceanographic Evolution: Critical Events in Ocean History.
References.
Indexes.
  • Written by a foremost authority in the field and designed to be accessible to both those with a knowledge of geology but no oceanography and vice versa.
  • Integrates both classical and modern geologic concepts, focuses on marine geophysical Processes rather than descriptions, offers a global orientation, and emphasizes the evolutionary development of the ocean and its components.
  • Features abundant figures, maps, photographs, and scanning electron micrographs, an extensive current bibliography, a comprehensive index. Highlights new terms.