Mountain building under the microscope

Bowler, Sue; Butler, Rob
April 1991
New Scientist;4/13/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1764, p25
Discusses the work of scientists James Jackson and Dan McKenzie of the University of Cambridge, which revealed that plate tectonics is not the only explanation for the earthquakes and the formation of mountains. Theory of plate tectonics; Need to combine geological experiments with theory from materials science; Study of rocks from the Chartreuse Massif, near Grenoble, France; Description of the study; How volcanoes and mountains are formed. INSET: Rock and rolling mills: the signs in the stones..


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