The SAGE Handbook of Environmental Change is an extensive survey of the interdisciplinary science of environmental change that examines the historic importance and future development of the field over two volumes. With over 40 chapters, the books situate key arguments and debates by examining a retrospective audit of the discipline, its changing nature and diversity of approaches, key theoretical paradigms, its resonances between sub-fields and other disciplines, and its relationships to theory, research and practice.
Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift, Vulcanism and Mountain Building
Plate Tectonics, Continental Drift, Vulcanism and Mountain Building
This chapter examines the roles of ‘deeper-Earth’ processes in determining an area's environment. In this context, ‘environment’ means aspects of the environment that (a) are ...