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The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt
 
 

The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt, 1st Edition

An Integrated Geoscience Overview

 
The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt, 1st Edition,Pierre-Charles de Graciansky,David G. Roberts,Pierre Tricart,ISBN9780444537249
 
 
 

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9780444537249

9780444537256

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This book synthesizes historical and contemporary analysis of the evolution of the Alpine fold belt.

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Key Features

* 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.

Description

This book addresses the evolution of the Alpine fold belt for the first time in the English language. It builds on classical Alpine geological studies made since the start of the 19th century by combining that research with modern results obtained 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 significant time span.

Readership

Faculty and students in the earth sciences as well as oil company geologists

Pierre-Charles de Graciansky

Affiliations and Expertise

Paris, France

David G. Roberts

London, UK

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Pierre Tricart

Affiliations and Expertise

BP, Grenoble, France

The Western Alps, from Rift to Passive Margin to Orogenic Belt, 1st Edition

1: From geosynclinal theory to plate tectonics in understanding folded belts. 2/3 The birth of the Alpine fold belt at the expense of the now vanished Tethyan Ocean and its continental margins. 4: The permanence of Hercynian heritage in Tethyan then Alpine structures. 5 et 6: The initiation of Tethyan rifting on the future European margin.  7: The evolution of Tethyan rifting on the future European margin and the transition to oceanic spreading.. 8: The Valais Ocean controversy and the change from Tethyan spreading to Alpin shortening. 9: The Tethyan margin in Corsica.  10: A brief summary of the Apulian margin in the Eastern Alps in Italy and in the Grisons of Switzerland.  11: Alpine ophiolites in the Western Alps. Reconstruction of the Tethyan oceanic crust. 12: Recapitulation et overview. 13: From extension to shortening ; inversion on the European Tethyan margin and th start of orogenesis in the Western and Central Alps. 14: The birth of the Western and Central Alps : subduction, obduction, collision. 15: the Alps - Neotectonics. 16: Summary, discussion. Interpretation of Alpine stratigraphic sections in terms of Sequence Stratigraphy.

 
 

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