Understanding an Orogenic Belt [electronic resource] : Structural Evolution of the Himalaya / by Ashok Kumar Dubey.
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: Springer Geology: Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2014Description: XVI, 401 p. 306 illus., 12 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319055886.Subject(s): Earth sciences | Structural geology | Mineralogy | Earth Sciences | Structural Geology | MineralogyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 551.8 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Stress and strain -- Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility -- Folds and folding -- Thrust fault -- Normal fault -- Strike-slip fault -- Simultaneous development of folds and faults -- Global positioning system -- The Himalaya -- The foreland basin -- The Lower (Lesser) Himalaya -- The High Himalaya -- The Tethys Himalaya -- The Ladakh Himalaya -- The model.
The book provides a model for the structural evolution of the Himalaya with relevant background information making it easily accessible to earth scientists specializing in other areas. The book is divided into two parts: The first part describes the basic principles of structural geology that are required to understand the evolutionary model described in the second part. The book incorporates some of the commonly ignored structural features, such as Pre-Himalayan rift tectonics, reactivation of faults, simultaneous development of folds and thrust faults, superposed folds, strike-slip faults developed during early and superposed deformation, problems with GPS data, erratic crustal shortening obtained by restoration of deformed sections, etc. The proposed model is essentially based on inversion tectonics and provides answers to some previously unresolved questions. It describes in detail the structure of the Himalaya as a primary arc, with supporting evidence from model deformation under controlled boundary conditions and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies. �.