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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

How can solid rock be folded without breaking?

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The way in which solid rock gets folded without breaking.

Explanation

The compressional tectonic forces would push crustal rocks from both sides together, causing their shortening and thickening. When the ductile rocks are subjected to compressional tectonic forces, the rock layers bend or crumple developing folds. However, brittle rocks would not undergo such deformation since they easily get broken when acted upon by compressional forces...

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