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Tectonic Geology

 
P.S. Saklani (Author)
Synopsis

Elements of tectonics are briefly described. Principles of plate tectonics and types of plate margins are dealt with in the book. What are the causes for plate movements and mid-oceanic ridges are also included. How the Himalaya was evolved in various states of uplift and northward drift of India are some important aspects. The tectonic architecture, various structural zones and models of metamorphism are included in the book. The Himalaya is seismically active and the seismic gap in Garhwal and Kumaun is prone to earthquakes. Minor structures reflect the major structures and are of five phases. Petrotectonics and structural petrology are significant tools for crystal deformation in Garhwal region. The Himalaya and Alps have many similarities and contrasts. Thrust tectonics with modern approaches gives a new insight about the tectonic forces which affected the Himalayan Orogen. Neotectonics is significant in the Himalaya which has been reflected by the earthquakes of the restless Himal.

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About the author

P.S. Saklani

Dr. P.S. Saklani (b. 28.8.1941) is a Professor of Geology at the University of Delhi for the last three decades, Formerly he was the Vice Chancellor of HNB Garhwal University, Uttaranchal from 1999 to 2001 and the Chairman of the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, Govt. of India from 1994-1998. He was elected as President of Earth System Sciences of the 85th Session of the Indian Science Congress in 1997-98. Prof. Saklani has been a recipient of several awards (e.g. Consulting Editor of American Biographical Institute, Releigh, U.S.A; 21st Century Award ; U.P. Ratna Award etc.) He has authored four original books and published 56 research papers on Himalayan Geology. He has guided 11 students for Ph.D. and 11 Students for M. Phil, degrees.

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Bibliographic information

Title Tectonic Geology
Author P.S. Saklani
Format Softcover
Date published: 24.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189304224, 9788189304225
length viii+161p., Tables; Figures; Maps; References; Index; 22cm.