By P. A. Ziegler
A complete digest of the on hand stratigraphic, structural, geophysical and petrological facts, including an intensive record of references, is equipped for every of the analyzed rift platforms. The megatectonic environment and dynamics of evolution of every basin is mentioned. Geodynamic versions are verified opposed to the list of the analyzed rifts.
The query of "active" as opposed to "passive" rifting is addressed. The rifts analyzed diversity in age from Precambrian to fresh and canopy a large spectrum of megatectonic settings. there's dialogue of the evolution of rifts in a plate-tectonic body. The case histories are via discussions addressing the worldwide atmosphere of rifts and geodynamic approaches lively throughout the improvement of rifted basins.
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