Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building: The Legacy of by R. D. Law, R. W. H. Butler, R. E. Holdsworth, M. Krabbendam,

By R. D. Law, R. W. H. Butler, R. E. Holdsworth, M. Krabbendam, R. A. Strachan

The worlds mountain levels are the clearest manifestations of long term deformation of the continental crust. As such they've got attracted geological investigations for hundreds of years. all through this lengthy background of analysis a couple of keynote guides stand out. essentially the most very important is the Geological Surveys 1907 Memoir at the Geological constitution of the North-West Highlands of Scotland. The Memoir summarized many of the Geological Survey's best paintings, and defined a number of the ideas of field-based structural and tectonic research that experience accordingly guided generations of geologists operating in different mountain belts, either historical and sleek. The thematic set of 32 papers during this distinct e-book rejoice the one hundredth anniversary of the 1907 Memoir by means of putting the unique findings in either ancient and smooth contexts, and juxtaposing them opposed to present-day reports of deformation tactics working not just within the NW Highlands, but additionally in different mountain belts.

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H. 2010. Mylonites: Lessons from Eriboll. In: L AW , R. , B UTLER , R. W. , K RABBENDAM , M. & S TRACHAN , R. (eds) Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building: The Legacy of Peach and Horne. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 335, 505– 542. Peach and Horne: the British Association excursion to Assynt September 1912 A. J. com) Abstract: At the meeting of the British Association held in Dundee in September 1912 a group of eminent European geologists, including most of the leading Alpine tectonic experts of the day, intrigued by the account of the structure of the NW Highlands given in the 1907 memoir, expressed a wish to see these structures for themselves.

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