A Continent on the Move
New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century
Edited by Ian J Graham
Distributed by Craig Potton Publishing
More than 120 leading geoscientists have contributed to this beautifully-illustrated exploration of New Zealand earth science aimed at a general audience. New Zealand is one of the world's best natural laboratories for studying active Earth processes, and provides vital information to the global community as it confronts major challenges of the 21st century.
New Zealand has been raised above the sea due to collision of the Pacific and Australian tectonic plates. Beset by frequent earthquakes, volcanic activity, floods, and landslides, it is one of the most geologically dynamic regions on Earth, and nowhere is this more apparent than along the Southern Alps, which marks the plate boundary in the South Island.
A Continent on the Move provides a fascinating insight into the changing landscape on and surrounding the islands of New Zealand through the eyes of geoscientists.
about the editor
The Chief Editor, Ian Graham, is a Principal Scientist at GNS Science in Lower Hutt with more than 25 years experience. The chapter sub-editors are all recognised leaders in their respective scientific fields and offer a wealth of experience and knowledge of New Zealand geoscience. The authors of individual articles represent all the major universities and earth science institutions in New Zealand.
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