Geology of a Transpressional Orogen Developed during Ridge-Trench Interaction along the North Pacific Margin. Virginia B. Sisson, Sarah M. Roeske, and Terry L. Pavlis, Editors. 375 Pp. Geological Society of America Special Paper 371. 2003. Price $90.00 nonmembers/$72.00 members.

The subduction of actively spreading ocean ridges is well studied in the modern Pacific Ocean (e.g., Chile Rise, Woodlark basin), but what do we know about similar events in the ancient geologic record? The best documented example of past ridge subduction—the interaction of spreading centers (and intervening transform faults) with...

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