Moores and Twiss present tectonics as an open-ended field of study in which assumptions can be challenged and interpretations changed. The authors emphasize the use of models as a means of understanding observations and putting them in context to maintain a distinction between what we know from observing the Earth and what we infer from interpretation.
Table of Contents:
I: INTRODUCTION 1. Overview 2. Geophysical Techniques in Tectonics II: PLATE TECTONICS 3. Principal Tectonic Features of the Earth 4. Plate Tectonics 5. Divergent Margins and Rifting 6. Transform Faults, Strike-Slip Faults, and Related Fracture Zones 7. Convergent Margins 8. Tectonics and Geology of Selected Triple Junctions 9. Collisions Interlude: THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD AND THE PLATE TECTONIC REVOLUTION III: TECTONIC HISTORY 10. Anatomy of Orogenic Belts 11. Neotectonics 12. Case Studies of Orogenic Belts 13. Tectonics of Terrestrial Planets