+612 9045 4394
Phanerozoic Paleocontinental World Maps : Cambridge Earth Science Series - Albert G. Smith

Phanerozoic Paleocontinental World Maps

Cambridge Earth Science Series

Paperback Published: 26th October 1981
ISBN: 9780521232586
Number Of Pages: 106

Share This Book:


Ships in 10 to 15 business days

First published in 1980, this book shows the positions of the major continental areas during the past 560 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 240 million years, and finally at 40-million-year intervals to 560 million years ago. 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. Cylindrical equidistant and Lambert equal-area polar projections are used, with a thirty-degree latitude-longitude grid. Many interesting problems in the Earth Sciences are global. These maps provide a framework on which a wide variety of data may be plotted. Problems in fields as widely separated as palenontology, stratigraphy, geochemistry and tectonics may usefully be displayed on these maps.

The projections
Mesozoic and Cenozoic Paleocontinental maps: Introduction
Method of making the maps
Reliability of the maps
Maps 1-52
Paleozoic Composite Maps: Introduction
Method of making the composites
The permo-triassic problem
Reliability of the maps
Maps 53-88
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521232586
ISBN-10: 0521232589
Series: Cambridge Earth Science Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 106
Published: 26th October 1981
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 20.96  x 0.56
Weight (kg): 0.26

This product is categorised by