Geotectura

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Geotectura

 

the major relief features of the earth: the continents and the ocean depressions. The geotectural elements of relief are determined by forces that operate on a worldwide scale and interact with all other processes involved in forming the structure of the earth’s crust. The term “geotectura” was proposed by I. P. Gerasimov in 1946.

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