Plate Tectonics and Crustal Evolution



Ever since plate tectonics revolutionized Earth science, university courses presenting Earth processes in the framework of plate tectonics have become as plentiful as earthquakes. Consequently, this segment of the textbook market, which includes popular classroom classics such as Keary and Vine's Global Tectonics, is heavily contested. Condie's book attempts to secure a portion of the pie by targeting advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and specialists “who want to keep abreast of scientific advances in this field,” as stated in the preface.