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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $93
  • March 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92407-7
  • 9.1 × 10.9 in / 298 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Robert J. Lillie (Author, Oregon State University)

Overview | For Instructors
 

    Part I: Earth Systems and Our National Parks

    Chapter 1: Plate Tectonics

    Chapter 2: Geological Features and Processes

    Part II: Divergent Plate Boudnaries

    Chapter 3: Continental Rifts

    Chapter 4: Passive Continental Margins

    1. Basin and Range Province
    2. Keweenawan Rift
    3. Colorado Plateau

    Part III: Convergent Plate Boundaries

    Chapter 5: Subduction Zones

    Chapter 6: Collisional Mountain Ranges

    1. Cascadia Subduction Zone
    2. Appalachian/Ouachita/Marathon

    Part IV: Transform Plate Boundaries

    Chapter 7: San Andreas and Other Transform Boundaries

    1. San Andreas Fault Zone
    2. Caribbean

    Part V: Hotspots

    Chapter 8: Oceanic Hotspots

    Chapter 9: Hotspots Beneath Continental Crust

    1. Hawaii
    2. Yellowstone/Snake River Plain/Columbia Plateau

    Part VI: Building the North American Continent

    Chapter 10: North American Craton

    Chapter 11: Accreted Terranes

    1. Continental Shield
    2. Continental Platform
    3. Colorado Plateau
    4. Laramide Uplifts
    5. Foreland Fold-and-Thrust-Belts
    6. Accreted Terranes