DEVELOPMENT OF THE EARTH AND TECTOGENESIS

V. V. BELOUSSOV
Academy of Science of the USSR, Moscow

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

In a number of earlier works the author has already raised the question of the connections existing between the tectogenesis and the general development of the earth (Beloussov, 1942-1943: 195li 1954a; 1954b). There are grounds for believing that by applying the latest data on geophysics, geochemistry, and geotectonics we may advance toward a solution of this problem and may combine in a general theory a wider complex of deep and geotectonic processes than has been possible before. In this article the author restricts himself to an account of a general outline of such a theory, bearing in mind the necessity of further elaborations of its many aspects. As we shall see, the character of the theory enables us to elaborate it further, not only qualitatively but also quantitatively.
 

 

 

 

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