The Morphostructure of the Atlantic Ocean Floor: Its Development in the Meso-Cenozoic

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The Morphostructure of the Atlantic Ocean Floor is a useful review of the principal morphologic, tectonic, sedimentary, and geophysical features of the Atlantic Ocean. The treatment of these topics is primarily a descriptive one based mostly upon data collected by Soviet scientists. The book is a recent translation of a 1980 edition published in Russian and as such suffers in two important ways: (1) The material and views presented take virtually no cognizance of research done since the mid-1970s and (2) the actual translation is often awkward (for example, platform tectonics instead of plate tectonics; ocean bottom spreading instead of seafloor spreading; bathography instead of bathyorographical or, better still, morphology).

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