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Principles of Precambrian Geology - Alan M. Goodwin

Principles of Precambrian Geology

Hardcover Published: 11th July 1996
ISBN: 9780122897702
Number Of Pages: 327

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Principles of Precambrian Geologyis an update to the 1991 book, "Precambrian Geology: The Dynamic Evolution of the Continental Crust," by the same author. The new edition covers the same topics in a more concise and accessible format and is replete with explanatory figures, tables, and illustrations. The book serves as a modern comprehensive statement on the Earth's Precambrian crust, covering the main aspects of distribution, lithiostratigraphy, age, and petrogenesis of Precambrian rocks by continent within the context of the Earth's evolving continental crust. Principles of Precambrian Geology provides a suitable framework for assessing various Earth dynamic and biospheric hypotheses, including the modern plate tectonic paradigm and the Gaian hypothesis. Despite the concise format, the new edition provides extensive updated references to support the information presented. It is designed to serve the needs of student, teacher, explorationist and general student of the continental crust.
Key Features
* Updated to provide more concise accessible information
* Extensive illustrations, tabulations, and maps
* Provides a framework for assessing recent hypothesis on Earth dynamics
* Covers main aspects of distribution, lithostratigraphy, age, and protogenesis of Precambrian rocks

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"Goodwin does a superb job of presenting the basic geologic, geochronologic, and correlative data for each geologic province, ...Principles of Precambrian Geology does a good job of meeting its goal of providing a detailed inventory of Precambrian geologic provinces and problems...Principles of Precambrian Geology will probably be a standard reference for many years." --Timothy M. Kusky, Boston University, GSA TODAY

Distribution and Tectonic Setting of Precambrian Crust
Archean Crust
Early Proterozoic Crust
Mid-Proterozoic Crust
Late Proterozoic Crust
Evolution of the Continental Crust
Subject Index
Distribution and Tectonic Setting of Precambrian Crust
Introduction
Global Distribution
Radiometric Dating
Orogenies and Tectonic Cycles
Precambrian Classification Scheme
Geologic Setting by Craton
Archean Crust
Introduction
Cathaysian Craton
Siberian Craton
East European Craton
Greenland Shield (North American Craton)
South American Craton
African Craton: Southern Africa
African Craton: Central Africa
African Craton: West African Craton and Trans-Saharan Mobile Belt
IndianCraton
Australian Craton
Early Proterozoic Crust
Introduction
Cathaysian Craton
Siberian Craton
East European Craton
Greenland Shield (North American Craton)
North American Craton (Less Greenland Shield)
South American Craton
African Craton: Southern Africa
African Craton: Central (Equatorial) Africa
African Craton: Northwest Africa
African Craton: Northeast Africa and Arabia
Indian Craton
Australian Craton
Antarctic Craton
Mid-Proterozoic Crust
Introduction
Cathaysian Craton
Siberian Craton
East European Craton
Greenland Shield (North American Craton)
North American Craton (Less Greenland Shield)
South American Craton
African Craton: Southern Africa
African Craton: Southern Africa
African Craton: Central Africa
African Craton: Northern Africa
Indian Craton
Australian Craton
Antarctic Craton
Late Proterozoic Crust
Introduction
Cathaysian Craton
Siberian Craton
East European Craton
Greenland Shield (North American Craton)
North American Craton (Less Greenland Shield)
South American Craton
African Craton: Southern Africa
African Craton: Central Africa
African Craton: Northwest Africa
African Craton: Northeast Africa
Indian Craton
Australian Craton
Antarctic Craton
Evolution of the Continental Crust
Introduction
Endogenous Processes and Products
Summary Crustal Development by Stage
Preferred Model for the Evolution of the Continental Crust
References
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780122897702
ISBN-10: 0122897706
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 327
Published: 11th July 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.44 x 19.1  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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