Translation of ‘Geodynamique’, Paris, Dunod, 1998.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction
1. PLATE TECTONICS: 1. Introduction; 2. Plate kinematics;
2. PLATE BOUNDARIES: 1. Mid-oceanic ridges; 2. Intraoceanic transform faults; 3. Subduction;
3. DEFORMATION OF PLATES: 1. Deformation and displacements; 2. Rheology of the lithosphere; 3. Forces; 4. Methods of determination of continental deformation; 5. Intracontinental transform faults: San Andreas Fault; 6. Fragmentation of continents and extensional tectonics; 7. Deformation of the upper plate in subduction zones; 8. Obduction of ophiolites, a prelude to collision; 9. Continental collision: deformation of Asia
4. DRIVING FORCE OF PLATE MOTIONS AND DEFORMATIONS: MANTLE CONVECTION: 1. Deep-level structure of the earth: a review; 2. Convection; 3. Influence of Rheology on Convection; 4. Plates: a manifestation of mantle convection; 5. Heterogeneities in the mantle; 6. Global dynamics; 7. Hot spots;
Conclusion; References; Index;