Basin and Range

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708568

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light. The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to eastern California, a silent world of austere beauty, of hundreds of discrete high mountain ranges that are green with junipers and often white with snow. The terrain becomes the setting for a lyrical evocation of the science of geology, with important digressions into the plate-tectonics revolution and the history of the geologic time scale.

Proceedings Volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic-Hazards Summit II

Evaluating Approaches, Techniques, and Policies for Seismic Hazard Characterization in Extensional Regions

Author: William R. Lund

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557917256

Category: Earthquake hazard analysis

Page: N.A

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Proceedings of a conference examining the siesmic activity in the Western United States, with special attention to dangerous, or potentially dangerous, earthquare activity. Sponsored and organized by the Western States Seismic Policy Council, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Accommodation zones and transfer zones; the regional segmentation of the Basin and Range Province

Author: James E. Faulds,John H. Stewart

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 081372323X

Category: Science

Page: 247

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This volume focuses on the geometry, kinematic development, and origin of regional segmentation structures within the basin and range province of Western North America. Contributions range from analysis of individiual structures to broad regional syntheses, including a map of basin and range structures and tilt domains. Several papers discuss the implications of regional segmentation structures in assessing seismic hazards, hydrocarbon and mineral resources, and ground-water supplies.

New Mexico

Author: Calvin Alexander Roberts,Susan A. Roberts

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826340030

Category: History

Page: 203

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New Mexico is a single volume presentation of the fascinating succession of events and characters that make up our state's past. This revision of the 1988 edition takes the reader to the opening years of the twenty-first century. What they said about the earlier edition:"New Mexico covers a lot of ground. . . . It's chock-full of little known facts and fascinating anecdotes that give fresh perspective to the past."--New Mexico Magazine "We can recommend that every library place this book on the reading shelf and if possible place a copy on the reference shelf."--Rota-Gene

The Expanding Earth

Author: S.W. Carey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483289559

Category: Science

Page: 499

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Developments in Geotectonics, 10: The Expanding Earth focuses on the principles, methodologies, transformations, and approaches involved in the expanding earth concept. The book first elaborates on the development of the expanding earth concept, necessity for expansion, and the subduction myth. Discussions focus on higher velocity under Benioff zone, seismic attenuation, blue schists and paired metamorphic belts, dispersion of polygons, arctic paradox, and kinematic contrast. The manuscript then ponders on the scale of tectonic phenomena, non-uniformitarianism, tectonic profiles, and paleomagnetism. Concerns cover global paleomagnetism, general summary of the tectonic profile, implosions, fluid pressures, pure shear, crustal extension, simple shear with horizontal axis, geological examples of scale fields, and length-time fields of deformation. The publication explores the cause of expansion, modes of crustal extension, and rotation and asymmetry of the earth, including dynamic asymmetry, precessions, nutations, librations, and wobbles at fixed obliquity, variation of rate of rotation, and categories of submarine ridges. The text is a dependable source of data for researchers wanting to study the concept of expanding earth.