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Regional Geology of Africa : Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences - Sunday W. Petters

Regional Geology of Africa

Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

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This overview of the geology, tectonics and mineral resources of Africa presents facets of Archean to Quaternary geology, including aspects of plate tectonics, evolution and geological history of the Earth's oldest continent. Assembled data on igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, structures and tectonics, stratigraphy, historical geology, geomorphology, geophysics, mineral deposits and petroleum geology should make this a useful reference for students and researchers in the named fields.

1 Introduction.- 2 The Precambrian of Africa: An Introduction.- 3 The Archean.- 4 Early Proterozoic Cratonic Basins and Mobile Belts.- 5 The Mid-Proterozoic Kibaran Belts.- 6 Late Proterozoic-Early Plaeozoic Pan-African Mobile Belts.- 7 Precambrian Glaciation and Fossil Record.- 8 Paleozoic Sedimentary Basins in Africa.- 9 Mesozoic-Cenozoic Basins in Africa.- 10 Phanerozoic Interplate Magmatism in Africa.- 11 The Quaternary in Africa.

ISBN: 9783540545286
ISBN-10: 354054528X
Series: Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 722
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.79
Weight (kg): 1.03