International Book Series, volume 3.
The late Ben Page, Professor of Geology of Stanford University, was a geologic mapper, regional geologist, and plate tectonician par excellence. His many research areas included western Nevada, the Apennines, southern Taiwan, and southwestern Japan, but Page's most notable and extensive works involve elucidation of the geology of the California Coast Ranges. Page devoted a lifetime to unraveling the geologic architecture and plate-tectonic evolution of this continental-margin mountain belt. Indeed, nearly half of the papers in this volume, including a posthumous contribution by Page, involves the tectonic history of the central California Coast Ranges. Topics of special concentration include the origin, evolution, and geologic occurrence of ophiolites, accretionary mélanges, continental-margin structural/geophysical transects, transform faults, and convergent margin mountain belts. In 1993, the Geological Society of America recognized Page's numerous seminal scientific papers with the Career Award in Structural Geology and Tectonics.