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Author Rogers, John J. W. (John James William), 1930-2015.

Title Continents and supercontinents / John J.W. Rogers and M. Santosh
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Continental Drift -- The Road to Plate Tectonics; 2. Plate Tectonics Now and in the Past; 3. Creation, Destruction, and Changes in Volume of Continental Crust Through Time; 4. Growth of Cratons and their Post-Stabilization Histories; 5. Assembly of Continents and Establishment of Lower Crust and Upper Mantle; 6. Assembly and Dispersal of Supercontinents; 7. Supercontinents Older than Gondwana; 8. Gondwana and Pangea; 9. Rifting of Pangea and Formation of Present Ocean Basins; 10. History of Continents after Rifting from Pangea
Summary Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-271) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Continental drift.
Plate tectonics.
Earth (Planet) -- Crust.
Form Electronic book
Author Santosh, M. (Madhava Warrier)
LC no. 2003022676
ISBN 0195165896 (cloth)
1423720504 (electronic bk.)
1602569193 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780195165890 (cloth)
9781423720508 (electronic bk.)
9781602569195 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)