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Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja and Southern California

Full Title: Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California
Editors: Douglas M. Morton and Fred K. Miller
Description:
The Peninsular Ranges batholith is the southern part of the Cretaceous magmatic arc that extends over 1500 km from northern California to the tip of Baja California. The emphasis of this volume is on the more completely exposed northern 600 km of the Peninsular Ranges batholith. Petrology, geochronology, and regional aspects of individual plutons, as well as evolution of part of the overall batholith are discussed in the 24 chapters. A number of chapters deal with geophysical, chemical, and isotopic interpretations of the genesis and evolution of the batholith. A CD-ROM containing detailed color maps and a wealth of chemical, isotopic, mineralogic, and physical properties data is included.
Product Code:
MWR211
Published:
April 23, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-1211-6
Pages:
758 plus CD-ROM
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Tectonics of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau...

Full Title: Tectonics of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Foreland
Authors: B. Clark Burchfiel and Chen Zhiliang
Description:
This volume provides a summary of the geology of eastern and southeastern Tibet and its foreland. It covers an area of approximately 1.5 million km2 in 15 chapters on tectonic units that the authors recognized during 25 years of both field and laboratory study. Each chapter discusses the authors' understanding of the geology and offers interpretations of special geological relations, both local and regional, as well as currently unresolved problems of which there are many in this vast and poorly known region. The final chapter provides a summary and interpretation of the preceding chapters. Memoir 210 is accompanied by a DVD containing four plates: two tectonostratigraphic maps, a map of unconformities and a plate of cross sections, in both Illustrator and ArcGIS formats. All of the plates are digitized and fully layered, so the reader can manipulate them as desired.

Dr. Burchfiel received the 2013 GSA International Section Distinguished Career Award.

Product Code:
MWR210
Published:
January 10, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813712109
Pages:
231 plus DVD
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Hydrology and Geochemistry of Yucca Mountain

Full Title: Hydrology and Geochemistry of Yucca Mountain and Vicinity, Southern Nevada and California
Editor: John S. Stuckless
Description:
This book summarizes nearly 30 years of intense research at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and vicinity. Much of this work represents innovative approaches addressing the geochemistry and hydrology of the site, as well as the paleohydrology and transport of radionuclides under ambient and thermally altered conditions. This book is a companion to GSA Memoir 199, and together, the volumes present a comprehensive approach to characterizing a potential site for the disposal of radioactive waste. Memoir 209 includes state-of-the-art modeling of water flow in both the saturated and unsaturated zones, and through detailed isotope, geochemical, and paleoclimate studies, projects water flow back tens of thousands of years. These data, together with the previously reported climate models, make it possible to provide predictions of future performance of a repository for nuclear waste. Although the studies focused on Yucca Mountain, the methods and interpretations should be useful to any similar effort.
Product Code:
MWR209
Published:
September 13, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813712093
Pages:
393
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Exploring the Earth's Crust: History and Results...

Full Title: Exploring the Earth’s Crust—History and Results of Controlled-Source Seismology
Authors: Claus Prodehl and Walter D. Mooney
Description:
This volume contains a comprehensive, worldwide history of seismological studies of the Earth’s crust using controlled sources from 1850 to 2005. Essentially all major seismic projects on land and the most important oceanic projects are covered. The time period 1850 to 1939 is presented as a general synthesis, and from 1940 onward the history and results are presented in separate chapters for each decade, with the material organized by geographical region. Each chapter highlights the major advances achieved during that decade in terms of data acquisition, processing technology, and interpretation methods. For all major seismic projects, the authors provide specific details on field observations, interpreted crustal cross sections, and key references. They conclude with global and continental-scale maps of all field measurements and interpreted Moho contours. An accompanying DVD contains important out-of-print publications and an extensive collection of controlled-source data, location maps, and crustal cross sections.
Product Code:
MWR208
Published:
March 15, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813712086
Pages:
764 plus DVD
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Origin and Evolution of Precambrian High-Grade Gneiss...

Full Title: Origin and Evolution of Precambrian High-Grade Gneiss Terranes, with Special Emphasis on the Limpopo Complex of Southern Africa
Editors: Dirk D. van Reenen, Jan D. Kramers, Stephen McCourt, and Leonid L. Perchuk
Description:
Many early Precambrian high-grade metamorphic provinces differ subtly from more recent ones, with higher temperatures at shallower depth in the crust. This may in part be attributed to higher crustal heat production. The question of what else might have been different presents a challenge, as the control “everything else being equal” is removed from the experiment. The first section of Memoir 207 deals with mineralogic and petrologic aspects of high-grade metamorphism, including melting and the nature of fluids. Chapters 6 to 13 focus on the Limpopo Complex of southern Africa, with case studies and reviews of its geochronology and crustal evolution, and of the regional structural and burial-exhumation history. Problems of unraveling the effects of successive tectonometamorphic events in a polymetamorphic province are addressed from the geochronologic and the petrologic perspectives. The last two chapters include numerical simulations of lower crustal diapirism in high-grade metamorphism, and a review of tectonic models for the Limpopo Complex. This well-rounded book is relevant to the big question of uniformitarianism in plate tectonics and its effects.
Product Code:
MWR207
Published:
February 14, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813712079
Pages:
324
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From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the...

Full Title: From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region
Editors: Richard P. Tollo, Mervin J. Bartholomew, James P. Hibbard, and Paul M. Karabinos
Description:
The Appalachians constitute one of Earth’s major tectonic features and have served as a springboard for innovative geologic thought for more than 170 years. This volume contains 36 original papers reporting the results of research performed throughout nearly the entire length and breadth of the Appalachian region, including all major provinces and geographical areas. Memoir 206 was designed to commemorate the (near-)fortieth anniversary of the publication of the classic Studies of Appalachian Geology volumes that appeared just prior to the application of plate tectonic concepts to the region. Contributions concerning structural evolution, sedimentation, stratigraphy, magmatic processes, metamorphism, tectonics, and terrane accretion illustrate the wide range of ongoing research in the area and collectively serve to mark the considerable progress in scientific thought that has occurred during the past four decades.
Product Code:
MWR206
Published:
October 26, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780813712062
Pages:
972
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Jamaican Rock Stars, 1823–1971: Geologist Explorers

Full Title: Jamaican Rock Stars, 1823–1971: The Geologists Who Explored Jamaica
Editor: Stephen K. Donovan

Contributors:
Lawrence J. Chubb and John B. Williams

Description:
With contributions by Lawrence J. Chubb and John B. Williams

Jamaica is an Antillean island with a complicated geology and a colorful history of geological exploration. The study of the island’s geology during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries relied upon rare visits by peripatetic specialists. They included the stellar, such as Sir Henry De la Beche and Wendell P. Woodring; the tragic, notably Lucas Barrett, who was only 25 when he died of the bends while studying Jamaican reefs; and the eccentric like Charles T. Trechmann, formulator of the Forbidden Theory of Mountain Uplift, and Charles A. Matley, who considered the Antilles a foundered continent. The theory and practice of geology had moved on with every visitor, so knowledge of the island’s geological history improved by major, albeit well-separated increments. Following the Second World War, the foundation of the modern Geological Survey Department based in Kingston consolidated geological research under the dynamic leadership of the Latvian Verners A. Zans.

Product Code:
MWR205
Published:
April 01, 2010
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-1205-5
Pages:
108
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Backbone of the Americas: Shallow Subduction, Plateau...

Full Title: Backbone of the Americas: Shallow Subduction, Plateau Uplift, and Ridge and Terrane Collision
Editors: Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, Víctor A. Ramos, and William R. Dickinson


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Description:
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.
Product Code:
MWR204
Published:
June 22, 2009
ISBN Number:
9780813712048
Pages:
278
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Revolution in Geology from Renaissance to Enlightenment

Full Title: The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Editor: Gary D. Rosenberg


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This volume explores how modern geology began to take shape during a momentous period of Western civilization when a revolution in understanding spatial relationships transformed the paradigm of nature and the affairs of humankind. From Renaissance artists’ conceptualization of landscape to Baroque anatomist Nicholas Steno’s geometric studies of the hills of Tuscany, the study of anatomy facilitated the structure of early modern geologic thought. Isaac Newton’s organic alchemy appeared antecedent to modern geochemistry, and Athanasius Kircher’s biologic analogies of Earth presaged Hutton’s paradigmatic model. Papers on Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson’s geological and paleontological studies, on British resistance to French evolutionary theory, and on Darwin’s refutation of the argument that natural laws require a law-giver reveal that, from the Enlightenment on, this spatial reorganization facilitated the idea of evolution and of the individual’s potential for change in the new social order of democracy. Anatomist, artist, and astronomer, Galileo’s “il lume naturale” inspired Charles Peirce’s modern essays on historical science that bring geologic thought to the debate over the anthropic principle in cosmology.
Product Code:
MWR203
Published:
June 04, 2009
ISBN Number:
9780813712031
Pages:
283
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The Greenland Caledonides: Evolution of the NE Margin

Full Title: The Greenland Caledonides: Evolution of the Northeast Margin of Laurentia
Editors: A.K. Higgins, Jane A. Gilotti, and M. Paul Smith
Description:
This volume provides a new analysis of the East Greenland Caledonides, based on detailed modern investigations by international specialists, mainly under the auspices of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. The authors examine details of the west-directed thrust architecture and the involvement of reworked Archean to Neoproterozoic gneisses and metasediments; the older (ca. 930 Ma) and newer Caledonian (ca. 425 Ma) granites; Caledonian metamorphic patterns ranging from eclogite facies at the lowest structural levels through amphibolite and greenschist facies; and the stratigraphy of the passive-margin Neoproterozoic to Ordovician deposits formed at the west border of the Iapetus Ocean. Extensional collapse of the overthickened orogen led to accumulation of thick Devonian clastic successions. The data presented are directly relevant to adjacent parts of the Caledonian orogen, preserved in Scotland, Svalbard, and Scandinavia, as well as in the Appalachians. Accompanying this Memoir is a new 1:1,000,000 geological map of the Greenland Caledonide orogen.
Product Code:
MWR202
Published:
August 06, 2008
ISBN Number:
9780813712024
Pages:
368 plus plate
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