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Coming Soon: SPE505, 507, 509, FLD038 & MWR212

These volumes are currently in production. Contact April Leo at if you would like more information about them.

Special Paper 505: Volcanism, Impacts, and Mass Extinctions: Causes and Effects

Edited by Gerta Keller and Andrew C. Kerr

24 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-2505-5

This volume comprises articles stemming from the international, multi-disciplinary conference that took place in March 2013 at London's Natural History Museum (NHM). This conference brought together researchers across geological, geophysical, and biological disciplines to assess the state of research into the causes of mass extinction events and, in particular, to evaluate the respective roles of volcanism, bolide impacts, and associated climate and environmental changes. Key results of this seminal conference are presented in papers spanning a wide range of disciplines. Participants concluded that large igneous province volcanism along with associated climate and environmental changes played significant roles in four of the five major mass extinctions in Earth history. There was overwhelming agreement that a single large asteroid or comet impact (Chicxulub) could not have been the sole cause of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction, but rather was a contributing factor along with volcanism.

Special Paper 507: Toward an Improved Understanding of Uplift Mechanisms and the Elevation History of the Tibetan Plateau

Edited by Junsheng Nie, Brian K. Horton, and Gregory D. Hoke

7 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-2507-9

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Field Guide 38: Trials and Tribulations of Life on an Active Subduction Zone: Field Trips in and around Vancouver, Canada

Edited by Shahin Dashtgard and Brent Ward

9 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-0038-0

Special Paper 509: The 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake, and Its Significance for Seismic Hazards in Eastern North America

Edited by J. Wright Horton Jr., Martin C. Chapman, and Russell A. Green

23 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-2509-3

The magnitude ~5.8 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake of 2011 was the largest to occur in the Appalachian region in more than 100 years. It was felt over much of the eastern U.S. and southeastern Canada, caused significant damage from central Virginia to the National Capital Region, and was responsible for the automatic safe shutdown of a nuclear power station. It invigorated interest in earthquake processes, hazards, and preparedness along the Eastern Seaboard, and responses of the science and engineering communities to this rare event serve as models for responding to future events. The earthquake provided important new seismologic, engineering, geologic, hydrologic, and geophysical data that contribute to the understanding of earthquakes in eastern North America, and to better assessment and mitigation of seismic hazards. This collection of 23 chapters makes these results available for geoscientists, engineers, and decision-makers interested in understanding earthquakes and seismic hazards in eastern North America and other intraplate settings.

Memoir 212: Geodynamics of a Cordilleran Orogenic System: The Central Andes of Argentina and Northern Chile

Edited by Peter G. DeCelles, Mihai N. Ducea, Barbara Carrapa, and Paul A. Kapp

22 chapters, ISBN 978-0-8137-1212-3

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October 30, 2014
Product Categories: B. Special Papers
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