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Continents and Supercontinents

John J. W. Rogers and M. Santosh

Abstract

To this day, there is a great amount of controversy about where, when and how the so-called supercontinents--Pangea, Godwana, Rodinia, and Columbia--were made and broken. Continents and Supercontinents frames that controversy by giving all the necessary background on how continental crust is formed, modified, and destroyed, and what forces move plates. It also discusses how these processes affect the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life. Rogers and Santosh begin with a survey of plate tectonics, and go on to describe the composition, production, and destruction of cont ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165890
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195165890.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John J. W. Rogers, author

M. Santosh, author