"The American Cordilleras form a continuous orogen that extends for 12,500 km along the eastern flank of the Pacific Ocean from Arctic to Antarctic latitudes as an integral part of the circum-Pacific orogenic belt. Following two summary chapters on the overall anatomy and evolution of North and South American segments of the orogenic system, this volume includes ten seminal chapters dealing with salient aspects of the key geodynamic processes that have accompanied Cordilleran geotectonic evolution: forearc terrane accretion, arc magmatism, shallow subduction, and backarc intracontinental deformation. The papers in this volume were selected from those presented at the 2006 Backbone of the Americas Meeting, which was sponsored jointly by multiple North and South American geological societies in Mendoza, Argentina."--pub. desc.

Author Suzanne Mahlburg Kay,Víctor A. Ramos,William R. Dickinson
Isbn 0813712041
Genre Science
Year 2009
Pages 278
Language English
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This volume emphasizes the interaction of the Cordilleran thrust belt and Rocky Mountain foreland in studies of regional structural geology, geophysics, and sedimentology from west-central Montana to Arizona. The volume outlines how the nature of the Rocky mountain foreland and its deformation affect the geometry of the Cordilleran thrust belt. Many of the structural and geophysical studies reported in this volume also address the question of which structures - forland or thrust belt - developed first in a specific region and how early formed structures influenced later ones. Several chapters address the nature and style of foreland development.

Author Christopher J. Schmidt,William J. Perry
Isbn 0813711711
Genre Science
Year 1988
Pages 582
Language English
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The tradition of Rocky Mountain geology remains strong at all scales, spatially and temporally. Spatially, this volume discusses theories of continental mountain building events in tandem with microscopic observations and parts per billion trace element concentrations. Temporally, the volume covers geologic history from the Precambrian to modern issues of climate change and energy, groundwater contamination, geologic hazards, and landscape evolution.

Author Lisa A. Morgan,Steven L. Quane
Isbn 0813700183
Genre Geology
Year 2010-01-01
Pages 239
Language English
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An early reviewer of this book stated that he had difficulty assessing its marketability because it "falls between the cracks" of geological literature. We have designed this book to meet a need of modem geology: namely, a single source providing both detailed and synoptic stratigraphy of the various regions of North America, through geological time. Shortly after beginning work on such a book, we realized why it had not yet been written: it required six years of effort, assimilation of an incredible amount of information, and two years' additional work to cut the volume down to publishable size. Further, by the time the final chapter was written, the fIrst few were already out of date. Nevertheless, the book lies in front of you. It is intended to serve several purposes. As a textbook, it will serve the following courses: • Regional stratigraphy • Sedimentary tectonics • Regional tectonics • Advanced historical geology • Survey-level paleontology Obviously, not all portions of the book are relevant to all of the above courses. We assume the reader will retain this book after the particular course is done, and will use it as a reference book. Hopefully, others will obtain the book solely for reference purposes. We believe it will be especially useful for the working geologist or academic geologist seeking generalized and some moderately detailed information about a region or geological time interval which is unfamiliar.

Author W.J. Frazier,D.R. Schwimmer
Isbn 1461317959
Genre Science
Year 2013-11-11
Pages 744
Language English
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The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada, Second Edition, focuses on the large, regional, sedimentary accumulations in Canada and the United States. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the tectonic setting and structural and paleogeographic evolution of the basin it covers, with details on structure and stratigraphy. The book features four new chapters that cover the sedimentary basins of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. In addition to sedimentary geologists, this updated reference is relevant for basin analysis, regional geology, stratigraphy, and for those working in the hydrocarbon exploration industry. Features updates to existing chapters, along with new chapters on sedimentary basins in Alaska and Arctic Canada Includes nearly 300 detailed, full-color paleogeographic maps Written for general geological audiences and individuals working in the resources sector, particularly those in the fossil fuel industry

Author Andrew Miall
Isbn 0444638962
Genre Science
Year 2019-04-20
Pages 823
Language English
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Consisting of papers that have appeared recently in International Geology Review, Middle American Terranes, Potential Correlatives, and Orogenic Processes focuses on Middle American terranes in which tectonic processes, including flat-slab subduction, for orogenic development are examined at various times since the late Mesoproterozoi

Author J. Duncan Keppie,J. Brendan Murphy,F. Ortega-Gutierrez,W. G. Ernst
Isbn 1420073737
Genre Science
Year 2008-04-09
Pages 416
Language English
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Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape. Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity. Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault systems. Follow these events through paleogeographic maps that look like satellite views of ancient Earth. Accompanying text takes the reader into the science behind these maps and the geologic history that they portray. The maps and text unfold the complex geologic history of the region as never seen before.

Author Ronald C. Blakey,Wayne D. Ranney
Isbn 3319596365
Genre Science
Year 2017-10-03
Pages 228
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"The objective of this volume is to characterize geologic relationships and settings at the margin of the Laurasia plate from Middle Jurassic to the Early Cretaceous, overlapping the time of the opening of the central Atlantic basin, with the intent of assessing the compatibility of the features with contemporaneous, sinistral fault movement"--Introduction, page v.

Author Thomas H. Anderson,Alexei N. Didenko,Cari L. Johnson,Alexander I. Khanchuk,James H. MacDonald Jr.
Isbn 0813725135
Genre Continental drift
Year 2015
Pages 606
Language English
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"In this well-illustrated book, Hildebrand expands upon his model for the development of the North American Cordillera detailed in Special paper 457. Starting with an overview of Cordilleran geology he goes on to provide an in depth look at how the Rubian ribbon continent was assembled. He integrates the complex geology of the Cordillera into an actualistic model involving arc magmatism, arc-continent collision, slab failure magmatism, and transcurrent motion in both Rubia and the western North American margin. While much of the focus is on the assembly of the Rubian ribbon continent, Hildebrand explores its interactions with North America during the Sevier and Laramide events and concludes that North America was the lower plate in both"--Provided by publisher.

Author Robert S. Hildebrand
Isbn 0813724953
Genre Science
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 169
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"Unfold a map of North America," Keith Heyer Meldahl writes, "and the first thing to grab your eye is the bold shift between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains." In this absorbing book, Meldahl takes readers on a 1000-mile-long field trip back through more than 100 million years of deep time to explore America’s most spectacular and scientifically intriguing landscapes. He places us on the outcrops, rock hammer in hand, to examine the evidence for how these rough-hewn lands came to be. We see California and its gold assembled from pieces of old ocean floor and the relentless movements of the Earth’s tectonic plates. We witness the birth of the Rockies. And we investigate the violent earthquakes that continue to shape the region today. Into the West’s geologic story, Meldahl also weaves its human history. As we follow the adventures of John C. Frémont, Mark Twain, the Donner party, and other historic characters, we learn how geologic forces have shaped human experience in the past and how they direct the fate of the West today.

Author Keith Heyer Meldahl
Isbn 0520949943
Genre Science
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 320
Language English
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Opening Remarks and spectral signatures which are manifested on satellite imagery data. The debut of satellite imaging systems on board This book aims to fill that gap. It is based on ex Landsat I in 1972 was a technological advance of perience gained in the past 14 years by me and considerable interest to earth scientists in general other members of the remote sensing and the and exploration geologists in particular. Two major structural analysis research groups at Exxon Pro uses were anticipated for the satellite data. First, it duction Research Company. Explorationists from was expected to replace the traditional aerial pho various Exxon affiliates which have used image tograph that had proven to be useful for mapping data to support hydrocarbon exploration have also geological structures, whether well exposed at the contributed. The examples used here, therefore, surface or obscured by thick vegetative and soil co are taken directly from Exxon's case studies and verage. In addition, it was predicted that the spec training material. The reader must bear in mind tral information provided by the imaging systems that some of the examples which are illustrated could be used to directly detect hydrocarbons from here have been modified to some extent for the sake space. of simplicity as well as for proprietary reasons.

Author Zeev Berger
Isbn 3642785875
Genre Science
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 319
Language English
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