Definition of Isostacy
1. isostasy [n -CIES] - See also: isostasy
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Literary usage of Isostacy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1889)
"In a mathematical sense, however, the theory of isostacy is in a less ... As yet we can see only that isostacy is an efficient cause if once set in action; ..."
2. Bulletin of the Philosophical Society of Washington by Philosophical Society of Washington (1892)
"When isostacy is disturbed by degradation on the land side or deposition under the water, the tendency to flow landward in restoration of equilibrium cannot ..."
3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1917)
"We may accept it as highly probable that a condition of approximate isostacy exists over the area of the United States, with compensation of the lighter ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"561-573, 1913. crust is assumed to be in a state of perfect isostacy. They show, contrary to Gilbert's ideas on the subject, that while this is true for the ..."
5. On Earthquakes: Collected Pamphlets] by Thomas Jefferson Jackson See (1907)
"The Theory of isostacy.—A more important difference might arise from the theory ... This theory of isostacy is confirmed by the theory of mountain formation ..."