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Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleocontinental Maps : Cambridge Earth Science Series - A.G. Smith

Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleocontinental Maps

Cambridge Earth Science Series

Paperback Published: 8th August 1977
ISBN: 9780521291170
Number Of Pages: 64

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First published in 1977, this book shows the positions of the major continental areas during the past 220 million years as four series of computer-drawn maps. The maps have been drawn for the present day, 10 and 20 million years ago, then at 20-million-year intervals back to 220 million years. All the maps are based on quantitative geophysical or topographic information: paleomagnetic pole positions, ocean floor magnetic anomalies, and best fits of the continental margins. Mercator, north polar and south polar sterographic, and Lambert equal-area maps of each selected time interval are provided. Many interesting problems in the Earth Sciences are global; they need to be seen in a proper global setting. The maps provide such a framework on which a very wide range of geological information may be plotted. Problems in fields as widely separated as palenontology, stratigraphy, geochemistry and tectonics may usefully be displayed on these maps.

Method of making the maps
Mercator's projection
Stereographic projection
Lambert's equal-area projection
Reliability of the maps
Final remarks
The maps
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ISBN: 9780521291170
ISBN-10: 0521291178
Series: Cambridge Earth Science Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 8th August 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 0.3
Weight (kg): 0.13

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