- Hardcover: 330 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (October 28, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107017521
- ISBN-13: 978-1107017528
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,336,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mid-Ocean Ridges 1st Edition
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"This volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative account, extensively illustrated and referenced, of the geology, the morphology, the tectonics and the chemistry of the ridges, relating these to the underlying mantle movements. It also describes in detail the techniques used in these studies. Professor Searle has been at the forefront of research on the mid-ocean ridges throughout his career, and has produced an ideal textbook both for students and those currently researching the geology of the ocean floor."
Sir Anthony Laughton, FRS, former Director, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences, UK
"Professor Searle has done a superb job of summarizing and analyzing the history of, and the latest insights into, mid-ocean ridges, ranging from ultra-slow to fast spreading rates and including the tectonics, geophysics, geochemistry, volcanism and hydrothermal activity of this 'longest mountain range in the world'. This is an essential volume for any student or researcher studying mid-ocean ridges, both those in the Earth sciences and those with backgrounds in marine biology, chemistry oceanography, physical oceanography and other related fields."
Ken C. Macdonald, Emeritus Professor of Marine Geophysics, University of California, Santa Barbara
"This well-written, technical work is useful for scientists, researchers, and advanced students interested in an up-to-date understanding of the origin and evolution of mid-ocean ridges."
P. R. Pinet, Choice
" ... a must-read for anybody interested, either scientifically or academically, in the fascinating underwater world of mid-ocean ridges."
This coursebook presents a multidisciplinary approach to the science of mid-ocean ridges - essential for a complete understanding of global tectonics and geodynamics. An ideal introduction to a key global phenomenon for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and professionals working in marine geology, plate tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics, volcanism and oceanography.