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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
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Geologic Disasters

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*Hough, S.E., 2002. Earthshaking Science: What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Earthquakes. Princeton University Press. 238 pp.

Reference for: Chapter 3, Historical Development of Plate Tectonics Theory

Hough’s book, written for general audiences, is outstanding primer on seismology, plate tectonics, and earthquakes. It also provides a sobering and realistic view of earthquake prediction.

*Collier, Michael. 1999. A Land In Motion: California’s San Andreas Fault. University of California Press: CA


*Rudwick, Martin J. S. 1997. Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geological Catastrophes. University of Chicago Press: IL

In this book, Rudwick translates Cuvier’s essential scientific works. He also provides an insightful introduction to each chapter within the context of modern views of Cuvier’s theories. As the role of catastrophism in the evolution of life is better understood, Cuvier’s insights may take on greater meaning.

As the author states in his Preface, catastrophism is “back in fashion.” This book provides commentary and new translations of Cuvier’s texts.


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