A continent on the move : New Zealand geoscience revealed / chief editor, Ian J. Graham
Contributor(s): Graham, I. J [editor.] | Geological Society of New Zealand [issuing body.] | GNS Science (N.Z.) [issuing body.].Material type: BookSeries: Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication: 141.Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Geological Society of New Zealand in association with GNS Science, 2015.Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Second edition.Description: ix, 397 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 25 x 29 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877480478Subject(s): Geology -- New Zealand | Plate tectonics -- New Zealand
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Originally published in 2008 as: A continent on the move: New Zealand geoscience into the 21st century. Geological Society of New Zealand miscellaneous publication; 124.
Includes bibliographical references (page 361) and index.
This land of ours -- Maps that changed New Zealand -- Time keepers -- Remnants of a distant past -- Astride a plate boundary -- Shifting ground -- Forges of Middle Earth -- The land strikes back -- Water world -- Fossil markers Climate swings and roundabouts -- Mineral wealth -- Natural laboratory.
"This award-winning book explores the dynamic worlds of New Zealand and the submerged realm of Zealandia, their natural geological wonders, bounties and dangers. In acknowledging the achievements of New Zealand's geoscientists, from the founding of the country through to the present day, the book shows how geoscientific research can lead to a safer and more comfortable existence for all. Written in a relatively non-technical but scientifically literate style, the book contains more than 700 stunning photographs and images in colour that allow readers of all backgrounds to readily grasp the scientific concepts and issues relating to New Zealand's geological history and resulting landforms. On a different level, the book provides a fascinating insight into the changing landscape on and surrounding the islands of New Zealand through the eyes of geoscientists. Retaining the key ingredients of the first edition, and updated throughout with respect to recent scientific advances, this scond edition contains several new articles and references to the devastating [2010-11] Canterbury earthquakes and to recent volcanic eruptions. As well, there are new sections on the topical subjects of mine safety, fracking, deep-sea exploration and drilling, ocean warming, adapting to climate change, designing safer foundations, megathrust earthquakes, frontier minerals, and 'slow' landslides"-- Book Jacket.