By Roger Searle
The world's mid-ocean ridges shape a unmarried, hooked up worldwide ridge process that's a part of each ocean, and is the longest mountain diversity on this planet. Geologically energetic, mid-ocean ridges are key websites of tectonic circulate, in detail all for seafloor spreading. This coursebook provides a multidisciplinary method of the technological know-how of mid-ocean ridges - crucial for a whole realizing of world tectonics and geodynamics. Designed for graduate and complicated undergraduate scholars, it is going to additionally offer a worthwhile reference for pros in suitable fields. historical past chapters supply a historic advent and an summary of analysis options, with succeeding chapters masking the constitution of the lithosphere and crust, and volcanic, tectonic and hydrothermal strategies. A precis and synthesis bankruptcy recaps crucial issues to consolidate new studying. obtainable to scholars and execs operating in marine geology, plate tectonics, geophysics, geodynamics, volcanism and oceanography, this is often the correct creation to a key worldwide phenomenon.