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Chapter 14 Convergent Boundaries: Mountain Building and the Evolution of Continents
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Mountain building Mountain building has occurred during the recent geologic past American Cordillera – the western margin of the Americas from Cape Horn to Alaska which includes the Andes and Rocky Mountains Alpine-Himalayan chain Mountainous terrains of the western Pacific
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Mountain building Older Paleozoic- and Precambrian-age mountains Appalachians Urals in Russia Orogenesis – the processes that collectively produce a mountain belt Includes folding, thrust faulting, metamorphism, and igneous activity
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Mountain building Orogenesis – the processes that collectively produce a mountain belt Compressional forces producing folding and thrust faulting Metamorphism Igneous activity
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