1st Edition

Large-Scale Geologic Structures



ISBN 9789054107767
Published January 1, 1998 by CRC Press
330 Pages

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This text is a translation of "Les Grandes Structures Geologiques", Paris 1997. It is devoted to the study of major geological features such as oceanic ridges, continental margins, sedimentary basins and mountain chains.

Table of Contents

PREF ACE TO THE FIRST EDITION -- PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION -- INTRODUCTION: NOTIONS ON THE EARTH'S CRUST AND LITHOSPHERE -- Continental Crust -- Oceanic Crust -- Transition from Continental Crust to Oceanic Crust -- Lithosphere and Isostasy -- PART ONE OCEANIC STRUCTURES -- Chapter 1: SEISMICALLY ACTIVE OCEANIC RELIEFS -- Ridges -- Morphology -- Significance of Ridges and Oceanic Accretion -- Ridge Rocks -- Age of Ridges -- Sea-floor Spreading -- Transform Faults -- Island Arcs -- A. Tonga-Kermadec or Mariana Type Arcs -- B. Japan or Insulinde Type Arcs -- Chapter 2: SEISMICALLY INACTIVE OCEANIC RELIEFS -- Volcanic Reliefs -- Non-volcanic Reliefs -- PART TWO EXTENSIONAL STRUCTURES OF THE CONTINENTS -- Chapter 1: SEDIMENT ARY BASINS -- Rift Valleys -- Classical Rifts -- - Rhine Graben -- - Gulf of Suez -- - Rift of Great East African Lakes -- - Rift of Lake Baikal -- 'Pull-apart' Rifts -- 'Basin and Range' Type Extension -- Basins Proper (Cratonic Basins) -- Paris Basin -- Complex Basins -- Mixed Basins -- Aulacogens -- - Aquitaine basin in the Cretaceous -- - Benue basin (Nigeria) -- - Aulacogen of Athapuscow or Great Slave Lake, Canada -- Transverse-Fault Basins -- - Small Neogene basins of the Betica region (Spain) -- - San Joaquin basin -- Molassic Basins -- Foreland Molassic Basins -- - Swiss molassic basin -- - Po basin (Padan basin) -- Backland Molassic basins -- - Pannonic basin, in the centre of the Carpathian arc -- - Tyrrhenian basin -- Chapter 2: CRUSTAL FRACTURES -- Red Sea-Afars-Gulf of Aden Group -- Gulf of California -- Gulf of Genoa -- Gulf of Gascogne (Bay of Biscay) -- Conclusions -- Chapter 3: CONTINENT AL MARGINS -- Passive Margins -- Structure -- Pqssive Margins and Sedimentation -- Fossil Passive Margins -- Transform Fault Margins -- Dissymmetric Passive Margins -- Active Margins and Derived Island Arcs -- Subduction Trench -- Accretionary Prism (Sedimentary Arc) -- Volcanic Arc -- Forearc Basin -- Structure at the Rear of a Volcanic Arc -- Geophysical Data on Active Margins -- PART THREE COMPRESSIONAL STRUCTURES OF THE CONTINENTS -- Chapter 1: INTRACONTINENTAL CHAINS -- Chains Resulting from an Uplift of their Basement -- Moroccan Anti-Atlas Chain -- Rocky Mountains, Wyoming and Colorado, USA -- Lebanon, Anti-Lebanon and Palmyra Mountain Ranges -- Transverse Ranges of Southern California -- High Atlas Mountains,Morocco -- Pyrenees -- Chains Resulting from Intracrustal Cleavage -- Catalan and Iberian Chains -- Jura Mountains -- Rocky Mountains, Canada -- Chapter 2: SUBDUCTION CHAINS -- Andes of Northern and Central Peru -- Andes of Southern Peru and Northern Bolivia -- Chapter 3: OBDUCTION CHAINS -- Oman Mountains -- New Caledonia Chain -- New Guinea Chain -- Chapter 4: COLLISION CHAINS -- Liminary Chains -- Andes of Colombia and Ecuador -- Taiwan Island -- West American Pacific Chains -- Intercontinental Collision Chains -- Central Himalayan Chain -- Variscan Chain of Europe -- Alps -- Extension Phenomena and Terminal Spreading of Orogens: Balance and Synthesis -- Chapter 5: COLLAGES -- Wrangellia Block (Wrangell Mts.) -- Yakutat Block -- Other Examples -- REFERENCES -- INDEX.

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Biography

Professor Emeritus Joseph Fourier University Grenoble. Professor Joseph Fourier University and CNRS Grenoble.