Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth Book

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth


  • Author : Lauri J Pesonen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 662
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128185346

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Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth 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

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth Book

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth


  • Author : Lauri J Pesonen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128185339

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Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth Excerpt :

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of the Earth offers a systematic examination of the cratons of the Precambrian and the supercontinent cycle. Through detailed maps of drift histories and paleogeography of each continent, the book addresses questions about Earth's evolution, such as whether continental drift took place before Pangea, what was the drift velocity of the ancient continents, whether the continents collided, and whether Earth had supercontinents before Pangea. Additionally, the book will cover the methodologies used, and will apply those methodologies to testing the dipole hypothesis. Structured clearly with consistent coverage for all cratons, Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of the Earth combines state-of-the-art paleomagnetic and radiometric data to reconstruct the paleogeography of the Precambrian Earth in the context of major ancient events, such as global glaciations, and summarize apparent polar wander paths (APWPs) of the continents. It is an ideal, up-to-date reference for geoscientists and geographers looking for answers to questions surrounding the continental evolution of Earth. Provides robust paleogeographies of Precambrian cratons based on high-quality paleomagnetic and radiometric data and critically tested by global geological datasets Includes links to updated databases for the Precambrian such as PALEOMAGIA and other geological databases 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 dipole hypothesis and analyze palaeography in the context of Earth's past events

Earth History and Palaeogeography Book

Earth History and Palaeogeography


  • Author : Trond H. Torsvik
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107105324

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Earth History and Palaeogeography Excerpt :

This book provides a complete Phanerozoic story of palaeogeography, using new and detailed full-colour maps, to link surface and deep-Earth processes.

The Continental Drift Controversy Book

The Continental Drift Controversy


  • Author : Henry R. Frankel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521875066

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The Continental Drift Controversy Excerpt :

"Resolution of the sixty year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth Science. This three-volume treatise on the continental drift controversy is the first complete history of the origin, debate and gradual acceptance of this revolutionary theory. Based on extensive interviews, archival papers and original works, Frankel weaves together the lives and work of the scientists involved, producing an accessible narrative for scientists andnon-scientists alike. This first volume covers the period in the early 1900s when Wegener first pointed out that the Earth's major landmasses could be fitted together like a jigsaw and went on to propose that the continents had once been joined together in a single landmass, which he named Pangaea. It describes the reception of Wegener's theory as it splintered into sub-controversies and geoscientists became divided between the 'fixists' and 'mobilists'"--

The Changing Face of the Earth Book

The Changing Face of the Earth


  • Author : Bruno Vrielynck
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : MSU:31293027564503

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The Changing Face of the Earth Excerpt :

Some 250 million years ago, at the beginning of the Mesozoic era, the world's continents were grouped into a single supercontinent known as Pangaea. This publication contains information on the key stages in the break-up of this supercontinent into the geological face of the Earth as we know it today. It includes 11 maps, based on recent scientific work, with explanatory notes, a glossary of terms and a CD-ROM of the map images in bmp, tiff, pict and powerpoint formats.

Continents and Supercontinents Book
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Continents and Supercontinents


  • Author : John J. W. Rogers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2004-09-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195165890

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Continents and Supercontinents Excerpt :

Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life.

Regional Geology and Tectonics  Principles of Geologic Analysis Book

Regional Geology and Tectonics Principles of Geologic Analysis


  • Author : David G. Roberts
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-04-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444530424

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Regional Geology and Tectonics Principles of Geologic Analysis Excerpt :

Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, volume one in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. It has been written to provide you with a detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins, it features the basic principles necessary to grasping the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication A "how-to" regional geology primer that provides a detailed overview of tectonics, rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins The principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools are discussed in detail. The tectonics of the world are captured and identified in detail through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations. Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes two and three in the series.

Analysis of Geological Structures Book

Analysis of Geological Structures


  • Author : Neville J. Price
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-08-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 0521319587

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Analysis of Geological Structures Excerpt :

A knowledge of structural geology is fundamental to understanding the processes by which the earth's crust has evolved. It is a subject of fundamental importance to students of geology, experienced field geologists and academic researchers as well as to petroleum and mining engineers. In contrast to many structural textbooks which dwell upon geometrical descriptions of geological structures, this book emphasises mechanical principles and the way in which they can be used to understand how and why a wide range of geological structures develop. Structures on all scales are considered but the emphasis of the book is on those that can be seen on the scale of hand specimen or outcrop. Drawing on their considerable teaching experience the authors present a coherent and lucid analysis of geological structures which will be welcomed by a wide variety of earth scientists.

Structural Geology Book

Structural Geology


  • Author : Donal M. Ragan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-09-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139481243

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Structural Geology Excerpt :

This combination of text and lab book presents an entirely different approach to structural geology. Designed for undergraduate laboratory classes, it provides a step-by-step guide for solving geometric problems arising from structural field observations. The book discusses both traditional methods and cutting-edge approaches, with emphasis given to graphical methods and visualization techniques that support students in tackling challenging two- and three-dimensional problems. Numerous exercises encourage practice in using the techniques, and demonstrate how field observations can be converted into useful information about geological structures and the processes responsible for creating them. This updated fourth edition incorporates new material on stress, deformation, strain and flow, and the underlying mathematics of the subject. With stereonet plots and solutions to the exercises available online at www.cambridge.org/ragan, this book is a key resource for undergraduates, advanced students and researchers wanting to improve their practical skills in structural geology.

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Book

The Indian Ocean Tsunami


  • Author : Pradyumna Prasad Karan
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813126524

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The Indian Ocean Tsunami Excerpt :

December 2004, a tsunami swept over the coasts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and other South Asian countries, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and many more without the resources to rebuild their lives. With casualties as far away as Africa, the aftermath was overwhelming: ships could be spotted miles inland; cars floated in the ocean; legions of the unidentified deadùan estimated 225,000ùwere buried in mass graves; relief organizations struggled to reach rural areas and provide adequate aid to survivors. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: The Global Response to a Natural Disaster is the first comprehensive assessment of the environmental, social, and economic costs of this tragedy. Soon after the tsunami, an international team of geographers, geologists, anthropologists, and political scientists traveled to the most damaged areas to observe and document the tsunami's impact. The Indian Ocean Tsunami draws on data collected by this team. Editors Pradyumna P. Karan and Shanmugam P. Subbiah, along with contributors from multiple disciplines, examine numerous issues that arose in the aftermath of the tsunami, such as inequities in response efforts, unequal distribution of disaster relief aid, and relocation and housing problems. The Indian Ocean Tsunami is organized into several sections, the first of which deals with the ecological destruction of the tsunami. It includes case studies and photographs of the damage in Japan, Indonesia, South India, and other areas. The second section analyzes the economic and social aspects of the aid responses, specifically discussing the role of NGOs in tsunami relief, the strengths and weaknesses of the reconstruction process, and the lessons the tsunami offers to those who are responsible for dealing with future disasters. In the tsunami's aftermath, the inadequacies of governmental and privately funded aid and the challenge of rehabilitating devastated ecosystems quickly became apparent. With this volume, Karan and Suhbiah i

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Book

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System


  • Author : Kent C. Condie
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9780123852281

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Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Excerpt :

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. The book contains 10 chapters that discuss the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics; the origin and evolution of the crust; the processes that leave tectonic imprints in rocks and modern processes responsible for these imprints; and the structure of the mantle and the core. The book also covers the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; crustal and mantle evolution; the supercontinent cycle; great events in Earth history; and the Earth in comparison to other planets. This book is meant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Sciences, with a basic knowledge of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics. It also may serve as a reference tool for specialists in the geologic sciences who want to keep abreast of scientific advances in this field. Kent Condie's corresponding interactive CD, Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, can be purchased from Tasa Graphic Arts here: http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/progptearth.html Two new chapters on the Supercontinent Cycle and on Great Events in Earth history New and updated sections on Earth's thermal history, planetary volcanism, planetary crusts, the onset of plate tectonics, changing composition of the oceans and atmosphere, and paleoclimatic regimes Also new in this Second Edition: the lower mantle and the role of the post-perovskite transition, the role of water in the mantle, new tomographic data tracking plume tails into the deep mantle, Euxinia in Proterozoic oceans, The Hadean, A crustal age gap at 2.4-2.2 Ga, and continental growth

Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution Book

Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution


  • Author : Steven Michael Reddy
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 1862392838

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Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution Excerpt :

The Palaeoproterozoic era (2500-1600 Ma) is a critical period of Earth history, with dynamic evolution from the deep planetary interior to its surface environment. Several lines of geological evidence suggest the existence of at least one pre-Rodinia supercontinent, named Nuna or Columbia, which formed near the end of Palaeoproterozoic time. Prior to this assembly, there may have been an older supercontinent (Kenorland) or perhaps only independently drifting supercratons. The tectonic records of amalgamation and dispersal of these ancient landmasses provide a framework that links processes of the deep Earth with those of its fluid envelope. The sixteen papers in this volume present reviews and new analytical data that span the geological record of Palaeoproterozoic Earth. The volume is useful as a reference book for students and professional geoscientists interested in this important period of global evolution.

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Book

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America


  • Author : Ronald C. Blakey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319596365

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Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Excerpt :

Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape. Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity. Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault systems. Follow these events through paleogeographic maps that look like satellite views of ancient Earth. Accompanying text takes the reader into the science behind these maps and the geologic history that they portray. The maps and text unfold the complex geologic history of the region as never seen before. Winner of the 2021 John D. Haun Landmark Publication Award, AAPG-Rocky Mountain Section

Global Tectonics Book

Global Tectonics


  • Author : Philip Kearey
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-05-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118688083

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Global Tectonics Excerpt :

The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides acomprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, andincludes major revisions to reflect the most significant recentadvances in the field. A fully revised third edition of this highly acclaimed textwritten by eminent authors including one of the pioneers of platetectonic theory Major revisions to this new edition reflect the mostsignificant recent advances in the field, including new andexpanded chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinentcycle and the implications of plate tectonics for environmentalchange Combines a historical approach with process science to providea careful balance between geological and geophysical material inboth continental and oceanic regimes Dedicated website available at ahref="http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/kearey/"www.blackwellpublishing.com/kearey//a