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Title Backbone of the Americas : shallow subduction, plateau uplift, and ridge and terrane collision / edited by Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, Víctor A. Ramos, William R. Dickinson.

Publication Info. Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2009.

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 Moore Stacks  QE621.5.A45 B33 2009    Available  ---
Description ix, 278 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Series Memoir ; 204
Memoir (Geological Society of America) ; 204.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Anatomy and global context of the North American Cordillera / William R. Dickinson -- Anatomy and global context of the Andes : main geologic features and the Andean orogenic cycle / Victor A. Ramos -- Neogene collision and deformation of convergent margins along the backbone of the Americas / R. von Huene and C.R. Ranero -- Relation of flat subduction to magmatism and deformation in the western United States / Eugene Humphreys -- Structural geologic evolution of the Colorado Plateau / George H. Davis and Alex P. Bump -- Three-dimensional kinematics of Laramide, basement-involved Rocky Mountain deformation, USA : insights from minor faults and GIS-enhanced structure maps / Eric A. Erslev and Nicole V. Koenig -- Cretaceous-Eocene magmatism and Laramide deformation in southwestern Mexico : no role for terrane accretion / Michelangelo Martini ... [et al.] -- Geochemical evolution of igneous rocks and changing magma sources during the formation and closure of the Central American land bridge of Panama / Gerhard Wörner, Russell S. Harmon and Wencke Wegner -- Mode and timing of terrane accretion in the forearc of the Andes in Ecuador / Cristian Vallejo ... [et al.] -- Influence of the subduction on the Carnegie volcanic ridge on Ecuadorian geology : reality and fiction / François Michaud, Cesar Witt and Jean-Yves Royer -- Shallowing and steepening subduction zones, continental lithospheric loss, magmatism, and crustal flow under the Central Andean Altiplano-Puna Plateau / Suzanne Mahlburg Kay and Beatriz L. Coira -- Flat-slab subduction and crustal models for the seismically active Sierras Pampeanas region of Argentina / Patricia Alvarado ... [et al.].
Subject Orogeny -- America.
Geology, Structural -- America.
Geology, Structural.
Added Author Kay, Suzanne Mahlburg, 1947-
Ramos, Víctor A.
Dickinson, William R.
Other Form: Online version: Backbone of the Americas. Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2009 (OCoLC)656132870
ISBN 9780813712048 cloth
0813712041 cloth