Geology of Southwest Gondwana

Geology of Southwest Gondwana
Author: Siegfried Siegesmund,Miguel A. S. Basei,Pedro Oyhantçabal,Sebastian Oriolo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN: 3319689207
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geology of Southwest Gondwana Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana and presents state-of-the-art insights into its evolution. It addresses the diachronic assembly of continental fragments derived from the break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent later amalgamated to build SW Gondwana during the Neoproterozoic–Cambrian transition, which on a global scale includes parts of present-day South America, Africa and Madagascar. The book presents 24 state-of-the-art reviews including the most crucial controversies. Most experienced scientists about the geology of SW Gondwana from Europe, Africa, South America and Australia present contributions on key areas addressing the interactions between the main cratons and fold belts on both sides of the South Atlantic Ocean. Chapters related to the geology of the major Archean- Paleoproterozoic cratons and Neoproterozoic Brasiliano/Pan-African fold belts enable readers to gain an in-depth understanding of the tectonometamorphic and magmatic evolution of SW Gondwana. The book covers a wide range of issues including metallogenetic, sedimentary, paleobiological and paleoclimatic processes and allows a deep insight into this key period of the Earth’s evolution.

Encyclopedia of Geology

Encyclopedia of Geology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 5622
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 0081029098
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geology Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Geology, Second Edition presents in six volumes state-of-the-art reviews on the various aspects of geologic research, all of which have moved on considerably since the writing of the first edition. New areas of discussion include extinctions, origins of life, plate tectonics and its influence on faunal provinces, new types of mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, new methods of dating rocks, and geological processes. Users will find this to be a fundamental resource for teachers and students of geology, as well as researchers and non-geology professionals seeking up-to-date reviews of geologic research. Provides a comprehensive and accessible one-stop shop for information on the subject of geology, explaining methodologies and technical jargon used in the field Highlights connections between geology and other physical and biological sciences, tackling research problems that span multiple fields Fills a critical gap of information in a field that has seen significant progress in past years Presents an ideal reference for a wide range of scientists in earth and environmental areas of study

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth
Author: Lauri J Pesonen,Johanna Salminen,Sten-Ake Elming,David A.D. Evans,Toni Veikkolainen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2021-10-06
ISBN: 0128185341
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth Book Excerpt:

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth offers a systematic examination of Precambrian cratons and supercontinents. Through detailed maps of drift histories and paleogeography of each continent, this book examines topics related to Earth’s tectonic evolution prior to Pangea, including plate kinematics, orogenic development, and paleoenvironments. Additionally, this book discusses the methodologies used, principally paleomagnetism and tectonostratigraphy, and addresses geophysical topics of mantle dynamics and geodynamo evolution over billions of years. Structured clearly with consistent coverage for Precambrian cratons, this book combines state-of-the-art paleomagnetic and geochronologic data to reconstruct the paleogeography of the Earth in the context of major climatic events such as global glaciations. It is an ideal, up-to>date reference for geoscientists and geographers looking for answers to questions surrounding the tectonic evolution of Earth. Provides robust paleogeographies of Precambrian cratons based on high-quality paleomagnetic and geochronologic data and critically tested by global geological datasets Includes links to updated databases for the Precambrian such as PALEOMAGIA and the Global Paleomagnetic Database (GPMDB) Presents full-color maps of the drift histories of each continent as well as their paleogeographies Discusses key questions regarding continental drift, the supercontinent cycle, and the geomagnetic dipole hypothesis and analyzes palaeography in the context of Earth’s holistic evolution

Pannotia to Pangaea

Pannotia to Pangaea
Author: B. Murphy,R.A. Strachan,C. Quesada
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 1786204924
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pannotia to Pangaea Book Excerpt:

Special Publication 503 celebrates the career of R. Damian Nance. It features 27 articles, with more than 110 authors based in 18 different countries. These articles include contributions on the processes responsible for the formation and breakup of supercontinents, the controversies concerning the status of Pannotia as a supercontinent, the generation and destruction of Paleozoic oceans, and the development of the Appalachian-Ouachitan-Caledonide-Variscan orogens. In addition to field work, the approaches to gain that understanding include examining the relationships between stratigraphy and structural geology, precise geochronology, geochemical and isotopic fingerprinting, geodynamic modelling, regional syntheses, palaeogeographic modelling, and good old-fashioned arm-waving! The wide range of topics mirrors the breadth and depth of Damian’s contributions, interests and expertise. Like Damian’s papers, the contributions range from the predominantly conceptual to detailed field work, but all are targeted at understanding important tectonic processes. Their scope not only varies in scale from global to regional to local, but also in the range of approaches required to gain that understanding.

Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basin

Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basin
Author: Maarten J. de Wit,François Guillocheau,Michiel C. J. de Wit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2015-01-02
ISBN: 3642294820
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basin Book Excerpt:

This book summarizes the geomorphology, geology, geochronology, geophysics and mineral resources of the Congo Basin, one of the world’s most enigmatic and poorly understood major intra-continental sedimentary basins, and its flanking areas of Central Africa. It provides an up to date analysis of the large region’s origin and evolution. The book’s nineteen chapters take the reader through the entire basement history, as well as the Basin’s ca. 700 million years of cover sequences. Starting from its Archean cratons and Proterozoic mobile belts, and proceeding through the Phanerozoic sequences, including the most recent Cenozoic successions, the book also explores the present drainage systems and the subtle but complex topography of the Congo Basin. It also presents and evaluates new basin models and related dynamic processes, as well as revised correlation schemes with its Gondwana counterparts in South America, all of which provide key insights into its rich diamond deposits and other mineral wealth, which are documented in the final chapters. A specific feature of this book is its synthesis, performed by teams of active experts, of a vast amount of geoscientific data previously only recorded in research reports, company reports, survey bulletins, and scattered journal articles and books. The sheer size of the Congo Basin (ca.1.8 million km2, or just under half the area of the EU) and Central Africa (some 7 million km2, or more than 70% of the area of the USA) will make this a sought-after source of information and inspiration on this unique region.

Laurentia Gondwana Connections Before Pangea

Laurentia Gondwana Connections Before Pangea
Author: Víctor A. Ramos,J. Duncan Keppie
Publsiher: Geological Society of Amer
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laurentia Gondwana Connections Before Pangea Book Excerpt:

Explores the tectonics interaction among the exotic terrians between Laurentia and Southwest Gondwana. The authors reveal data that sheds light on pre-Pangea connections between Laurentia and Southwest Gondwana. These data concern the presence of Ollenelus and associated fauna in the Precordillera of central Western South America; the common early Paleozoic paleomagnetic data, the presence of a large early Paleozoic carbo nate platform distinct from the Southwest Gondwanan clastic platforms associated with glacial deposits, and the exotic nature of the Grenville basement of this platform.

The Geology of the Arabian Nubian Shield

The Geology of the Arabian Nubian Shield
Author: Zakaria Hamimi,Abdel-Rahman Fowler,Jean-Paul Liégeois,Alan Collins,Mohamed G. Abdelsalam,Mohamed Abd EI-Wahed
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2021-07-30
ISBN: 3030729958
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geology of the Arabian Nubian Shield Book Excerpt:

This richly illustrated book reviews the geology, tectonics and mineralization of the Arabian-Nubian Shield (ANS) in 27 chapters. It starts with an examination of the ANS lithospheric scale features, explores Mesoproterozoic units and deals with the ANS oceanic stage. Arc volcanism and plutonism, post-collision basins and volcanics are discussed, as well as the younger granitoid magmatism and the deformation history of the ANS. The book provides information on ANS glacial stages and late magmatism. Chapters are devoted to review the transition between ANS and the reworked continent to its south. Finally, it discusses how ANS structures influenced the overall East African Rift System.

The Geology of Egypt

The Geology of Egypt
Author: Zakaria Hamimi,Ahmed El-Barkooky,Jesús Martínez Frías,Harald Fritz,Yasser Abd El-Rahman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 711
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 3030152650
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geology of Egypt Book Excerpt:

This richly illustrated book offers a concise overview of the geology of Egypt in the context of the geology of the Arab Region and Northeast Africa. An introductory chapter on history of geological research in Egypt sheds much light on the stages before and after the establishment of Egyptian Geological Survey (the second oldest geological survey worldwide), Hume's book and Said's 1962, 1990 books. The book starts with the Precambrian geology of Egypt, in terms of lithostratigraphy and classifications, structural and tectonic framework, crustal evolution and metamorphic belts. A dedicated chapter discusses the Paleozoic-Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonics and structural evolution of Egypt. A chapter highlights the Red Sea tectonics and the Gulf of Suez and Gulf of Aqaba Rifts. Subsequent chapters address the Phanerozoic geology from Paleozoic to Quaternary. The Egyptian Impact Crater(s) and Meteorites are dealt with in a separate chapter. The Earth resources in Egypt, including metallic and non-metallic ore deposits, hydrocarbon and water resources, are given much more attention throughout four chapters. The last chapter addresses the seismicity, seismotectonics and neotectonics of Egypt.

Geological Evolution of Antarctica

Geological Evolution of Antarctica
Author: International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences 5th : 1987 : Cambridge, England
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 722
Release: 1991-05-16
ISBN: 9780521372664
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geological Evolution of Antarctica Book Excerpt:

Surveys the tectonic evolution of the Antarctic crust and the palaeoenvironmental evolution of Antarctica since the Late Mesozoic.

The Geology of Iberia A Geodynamic Approach

The Geology of Iberia  A Geodynamic Approach
Author: Cecilio Quesada,José Tomás Oliveira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 3030105199
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geology of Iberia A Geodynamic Approach Book Excerpt:

Taking a new global approach, this unique book provides an updated review of the geology of Iberia and its continental margins from a geodynamic perspective. Owing to its location close to successive plate margins, Iberia has played a pivotal role in the geodynamic evolution of the Gondwanan, Rheic, Pangea, Tethys s.l. and Eurasian plates over the last 600 Ma of Earth's history. The geological record starts with the amalgamation of Gondwana in the Neoproterozoic succeeded by the rifting and spreading of the Rheic ocean; its demise, which led to the amalgamation of Pangea in the late Paleozoic; the rifting and spreading of several arms of the Neotethys ocean in the Mesozoic Era and their ongoing closure, which was responsible for the Alpine orogeny. The significant advances in the last 20 years have attracted international research interest in the geology of the Iberian Peninsula. This volume presents the most comprehensive, careful and updated description of the variscan cycle in Iberia. This volume focuses in the different geological events since the Cambrian-Early Ordovician rift until the late variscan orocline formations including magmatic and metamorphic evolution.

Regional Geology and Tectonics Phanerozoic Passive Margins Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps

Regional Geology and Tectonics  Phanerozoic Passive Margins  Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps
Author: David G. Roberts
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN: 0444563628
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Geology and Tectonics Phanerozoic Passive Margins Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps Book Excerpt:

Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Phanerozoic Passive Margins, Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps, volume three in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. Its key focus is on both volcanic and non-volcanic passive margins, and the importance of salt and shale driven by sedimentary tectonics to their evolution. Recent innovative research on such critical locations as Iberia, Newfoundland, China, and the North Sea are incorporated to provide practical real-world case studies in regional geology and tectonics. The vast amount of volcanic data now available to form accurate hydrocarbon assessments and analysis at passive margin locations is also included into this thorough yet accessible reference. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication A "how-to" practical reference that discusses the impact of the development of passive margins and cratonic basins on the structural evolution of the Earth in regional geology and tectonic applications. Incorporates the increased availability of industry data to present regional seismic lines and cross-sections, leading to more accurate analysis and assessment of targeted hydrocarbon systems Analyses of passive margins and cratonic basins in East Africa, China, Siberia, the Gulf of Suez, and the Laptev Sea in the Russian Arctic provide immediately implementable petroleum exploration applications Summaries of analogue and theoretical models are provided as an essential backdrop to the structure and stratigraphy of various geological settings.

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development Full Papers

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development   Full Papers
Author: Sergio A.B. da Fontoura,Ricardo Jose Rocca,José Pavón Mendoza
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3750
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1000758370
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development Full Papers Book Excerpt:

Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development contains the proceedings of the 14th ISRM International Congress (ISRM 2019, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 13-19 September 2019). Starting in 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal, the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM) holds its Congress every four years. At this 14th occasion, the Congress brings together researchers, professors, engineers and students around contemporary themes relevant to rock mechanics and rock engineering. Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development contains 7 Keynote Lectures and 449 papers in ten chapters, covering topics ranging from fundamental research in rock mechanics, laboratory and experimental field studies, and petroleum, mining and civil engineering applications. Also included are the prestigious ISRM Award Lectures, the Leopold Muller Award Lecture by professor Peter K. Kaiser. and the Manuel Rocha Award Lecture by Dr. Quinghua Lei. Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development is a must-read for academics, engineers and students involved in rock mechanics and engineering. Proceedings in Earth and geosciences - Volume 6 The ‘Proceedings in Earth and geosciences’ series contains proceedings of peer-reviewed international conferences dealing in earth and geosciences. The main topics covered by the series include: geotechnical engineering, underground construction, mining, rock mechanics, soil mechanics and hydrogeology.

Late Paleozoic Glacial Events and Postglacial Transgressions in Gondwana

Late Paleozoic Glacial Events and Postglacial Transgressions in Gondwana
Author: Oscar R. López-Gamundí,Luis A. Buatois
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0813724686
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pre carboniferous Evolution of the San Rafael Block Argentina

Pre carboniferous Evolution of the San Rafael Block  Argentina
Author: Carlos Alberto Cingolani
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN: 3319501534
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Routledge Handbook of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development

Routledge Handbook of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development
Author: Natalia Yakovleva,Edmund Nickless
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2022-05-30
ISBN: 1000579166
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of the Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development provides a cutting-edge, comprehensive overview of current trends, challenges and opportunities for metal and mineral production and use, in the context of climate change and the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. Minerals and metals are used throughout the world in manufacturing, construction, infrastructure, production of electronics and consumer goods. Alongside this widespread use, extraction and processing of mineral resources take place in almost every nation at varying scales, both in developing countries and major developed nations. The chapters in this interdisciplinary handbook examine the international governance mechanisms regulating social, environmental and economic implications of mineral resource extraction and use. The original contributions, from a range of scholars, examine the relevance of the mining industry to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reviewing important themes such as local communities Indigenous peoples, gender equality and fair trade, showing how mining can influence global sustainable development. The chapters are organised into three sections: Global Trends in Mineral Resources Consumption and Production; Technology, Minerals and Sustainable Development; and Management of Social, Environmental and Economic Issues in the Mining Industry. This handbook will serve as an important resource for students and researchers of geology, geography, earth science, environmental studies, engineering, international development, sustainable development and business management, among others. It will also be of interest to professionals in governmental, international and non-governmental organisations that are working on issues of resource governance, environmental protection and social justice.

Landscapes and Landforms of Botswana

Landscapes and Landforms of Botswana
Author: Frank D. Eckardt
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030861023
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes and Landforms of Botswana Book Excerpt:

A Manual of the Geology of India Peninsular area by H B Medlicott and W T Blanford 1879

A Manual of the Geology of India  Peninsular area  by H  B  Medlicott and W  T  Blanford  1879
Author: Geological Survey of India
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Manual of the Geology of India Peninsular area by H B Medlicott and W T Blanford 1879 Book Excerpt:

The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton Southern Africa

The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton  Southern Africa
Author: Alfred Kröner,Axel Hofmann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-02-20
ISBN: 3319786520
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton Southern Africa Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of one of the oldest and best-exposed Archaean cratons on this planet. There is currently a renewed interest in the early Earth, and the Kaapvaal craton has long served as a model for early crustal evolution. This unique multidisciplinary resource features information on geology, tectonics, geochemistry, and geochronology. It offers a wealth of new data on various aspects of the craton as well as contributions on the various crustal units by international specialists.

Evolution of Archean Crust and Early Life

Evolution of Archean Crust and Early Life
Author: Yildirim Dilek,Harald Furnes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 9400776152
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of Archean Crust and Early Life Book Excerpt:

This book presents an integrated approach to the study of the evolution of the Archean lithosphere, biosphere and atmosphere, and as such it is a unique contribution to our understanding of the early Earth and life. The structural and geochemical make-up of both the oceanic and continental crust of the Archean Earth is documented in some case studies of various cratons, and the implications of the Phanerozoic plate and plume tectonic processes for the Archean geology are discussed in several chapters in the book. All chapters are process-oriented and data-rich, and reflect the most recent knowledge and information on the Archean Earth. The interdisciplinary approach of examining the evolution of the Archean crust, oceans, and life that we adopt in this book sets it apart from previous publications on Precambrian geology. The book will be attractive to researchers in academia and in industry, and to senior undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty in earth and natural sciences.

Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology Cosmochronology and Isotope Geology

Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology  Cosmochronology  and Isotope Geology
Author: M. A. Lanphere,G. Brent Dalrymple,Brent D. Turrin
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780788113499
Category: Cosmochronology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology Cosmochronology and Isotope Geology Book Excerpt:

Abstracts taken from 1994 conference in Geochronology, Cosmochronology and Isotope Geology. Abstracts are organized alphabetically by first author and were printed as recieved from the author-prepared copy. The Author index is comprehensive and includes all authors.