Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth
Author: Lauri J Pesonen,Johanna Salminen,Sten-Ake Elming,David A D Evans,Toni Veikkolainen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780128185339
ISBN 13: 0128185333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth Book Review:

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

Earth History and Palaeogeography
Author: Trond H. Torsvik,L. Robin M. Cocks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1107105323
ISBN 13: 9781107105324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth History and Palaeogeography Book Review:

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

Supercontinent

Supercontinent
Author: Ted Nield
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-02-09
ISBN 10: 1847086772
ISBN 13: 9781847086778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supercontinent Book Review:

The shifting continents of the Earth are heading for inevitable collision: 250 million years from now, all the land masses on this planet will come together in a single, gigantic supercontinent which no human is ever likely to see. That future supercontinent will not be the first to form on Earth, nor will it be the last. Each cycle lasts half a billion years, making it the grandest of all the patterns in nature. It is scarcely a century since science first understood how Pangaea, the supercontinent which gave birth to dinosaurs, split apart, but scientists can now look back three-quarters of a billion years into the Earth's almost indecipherable past to reconstruct Pangaea's predecessor, and computer-model the shape of the Earth's far-distant future. Ted Nield's book tells the astounding story of how that science emerged (often in the face of fierce opposition), and how scientists today are using the most modern techniques to draw information out of the oldest rocks on Earth. It also reveals the remarkable human story of the Altantis-seeking visionaries and madmen who have been imagining lost or undiscovered continents for centuries. Ultimately all supercontinents exist only in the human imagination, but understanding the 'Supercontinent Cycle' represents nothing less than finally knowing how our planet works.

Continents and Supercontinents

Continents and Supercontinents
Author: John J. W. Rogers,M. Santosh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2004-09-16
ISBN 10: 0195165896
ISBN 13: 9780195165890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continents and Supercontinents Book Review:

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.

Antarctica

Antarctica
Author: U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Polar Research Board
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2008-05-18
ISBN 10: 0309118549
ISBN 13: 9780309118545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica Book Review:

Antarctica is the center from which all surrounding continental bodies separated millions of years ago. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, reinforces the importance of continual changes in the country's history and the impact of these changes on global systems. The book also places emphasis on deciphering the climate records in ice cores, geologic cores, rock outcrops and those inferred from climate models. New technologies for the coming decades of geoscience data collection are also highlighted. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World is a collection of papers that were presented by keynote speakers at the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. It is of interest to policy makers, researchers and scientific institutions.

Remagnetization and Chemical Alteration of Sedimentary Rocks

Remagnetization and Chemical Alteration of Sedimentary Rocks
Author: Richard Douglas Elmore,Adrian Richard Muxworthy,Milagrosa M. Aldana,Mabel Mena
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1862393516
ISBN 13: 9781862393516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics
Author: Wolfgang Frisch,Martin Meschede,Ronald C. Blakey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN 10: 9783540765042
ISBN 13: 3540765042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plate Tectonics Book Review:

How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful? Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geo-dynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have lead to the concept of plate tectonics.

Our Wandering Continents

Our Wandering Continents
Author: Alexander Logie Du Toit
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4502876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global Tectonics

Global Tectonics
Author: Philip Kearey,Keith A. Klepeis,Frederick J. Vine
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN 10: 1118688082
ISBN 13: 9781118688083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Tectonics Book Review:

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

Understanding Earth s Deep Past

Understanding Earth s Deep Past
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on the Importance of Deep-Time Geologic Records for Understanding Climate Change Impacts
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 0309209196
ISBN 13: 9780309209199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Earth s Deep Past Book Review:

There is little dispute within the scientific community that humans are changing Earth's climate on a decadal to century time-scale. By the end of this century, without a reduction in emissions, atmospheric CO2 is projected to increase to levels that Earth has not experienced for more than 30 million years. As greenhouse gas emissions propel Earth toward a warmer climate state, an improved understanding of climate dynamics in warm environments is needed to inform public policy decisions. In Understanding Earth's Deep Past, the National Research Council reports that rocks and sediments that are millions of years old hold clues to how the Earth's future climate would respond in an environment with high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Understanding Earth's Deep Past provides an assessment of both the demonstrated and underdeveloped potential of the deep-time geologic record to inform us about the dynamics of the global climate system. The report describes past climate changes, and discusses potential impacts of high levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases on regional climates, water resources, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and the cycling of life-sustaining elements. While revealing gaps in scientific knowledge of past climate states, the report highlights a range of high priority research issues with potential for major advances in the scientific understanding of climate processes. This proposed integrated, deep-time climate research program would study how climate responded over Earth's different climate states, examine how climate responds to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and clarify the processes that lead to anomalously warm polar and tropical regions and the impact on marine and terrestrial life. In addition to outlining a research agenda, Understanding Earth's Deep Past proposes an implementation strategy that will be an invaluable resource to decision-makers in the field, as well as the research community, advocacy organizations, government agencies, and college professors and students.

The face of the earth

The face of the earth
Author: E. Suess
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1904
ISBN 10: 5871926983
ISBN 13: 9785871926987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History

Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History
Author: Z.X. Li,D.A.D. Evans,J.B. Murphy
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN 10: 1862397333
ISBN 13: 9781862397330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History Book Review:

The supercontinent-cycle hypothesis attributes planetary-scale episodic tectonic events to an intrinsic self-organizing mode of mantle convection, governed by the buoyancy of continental lithosphere that resists subduction during the closure of old ocean basins, and the consequent reorganization of mantle convection cells leading to the opening of new ocean basins. Characteristic timescales of the cycle are typically 500 to 700 million years. Proposed spatial patterns of cyclicity range from hemispheric (introversion) to antipodal (extroversion), to precisely between those end members (orthoversion). Advances in our understanding can arise from theoretical or numerical modelling, primary data acquisition relevant to continental reconstructions, and spatiotemporal correlations between plate kinematics, geodynamic events and palaeoenvironmental history. The palaeogeographic record of supercontinental tectonics on Earth is still under development. The contributions in this Special Publication provide snapshots in time of these investigations and indicate that Earth’s palaeogeographic record incorporates elements of all three end-member spatial patterns.

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution
Author: S.L. Harley,I.C.W. Fitzsimons,Y. Zhao
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 1862393672
ISBN 13: 9781862393677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution Book Review:

Antarctica preserves a rock record that spans three and a half billion years of history and has a remarkable story to tell about the evolution of our Earth, from the hottest crustal rocks yet found in an orogenic system, to the assembly and breakup of Gondwana in the Phanerozoic. This volume highlights our improved understanding of the tectonic events that have shaped Antarctica and how these potentially relate to supercontinent assembly and fragmentation. The internal constitution of the East Antarctic Shield is assessed using information available from the basement geology and from detritus preserved as Mesozoic sediments in the Trans Antarctic Mountains. Accretionary orogenesis along the proto-Pacific margin of Antarctica is examined and the volumes of intracrustal melting compared with juvenile magma additions in these complex orogenic systems assessed. This special volume demonstrates the diversity of approaches required to elucidate and understand crustal evolution and evaluate the supercontinent concept.

The Origin of Continents and Oceans

The Origin of Continents and Oceans
Author: Alfred Wegener
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 246
Release: 1966-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486617084
ISBN 13: 0486617084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin of Continents and Oceans Book Review:

In 1915 Alfred Wegener's seminal work describing the continental drift was first published in German. Wegener explained various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. This edition includes new data to support his theories, helping to refute the opponents of his controversial views. 64 illustrations.

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America
Author: Ronald C. Blakey,Wayne D. Ranney
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 3319596365
ISBN 13: 9783319596365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Book Review:

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.

Earth History and Palaeogeography

Earth History and Palaeogeography
Author: Trond H. Torsvik,L. Robin M. Cocks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1107105323
ISBN 13: 9781107105324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth History and Palaeogeography Book Review:

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

Essentials of Paleomagnetism

Essentials of Paleomagnetism
Author: Lisa Tauxe
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2010-03-19
ISBN 10: 0520260317
ISBN 13: 9780520260313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Paleomagnetism Book Review:

"This book by Lisa Tauxe and others is a marvelous tool for education and research in Paleomagnetism. Many students in the U.S. and around the world will welcome this publication, which was previously only available via the Internet. Professor Tauxe has performed a service for teaching and research that is utterly unique."—Neil D. Opdyke, University of Florida

Solid Earth Sciences and Society

Solid Earth Sciences and Society
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on the Status and Research Objectives in the Solid-Earth Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1993-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309047390
ISBN 13: 9780309047395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solid Earth Sciences and Society Book Review:

As environmental problems move upward on the public agenda, our knowledge of the earth's systems and how to sustain the habitability of our world becomes more critical. This volume reports on the state of earth science and outlines a research agenda, with priorities keyed to the real-world challenges facing human society. The product of four years of development with input from more than 200 earth-science specialists, the volume offers a wealth of historical background and current information on Plate tectonics, volcanism, and other heat-generated earth processes. Evolution of our global environment and of life itself, as revealed in the fossil record. Human exploitation of water, fossil fuels, and minerals. Interaction between human populations and the earth's surface, discussing the role we play in earth's systems and the dangers we face from natural hazards such as earthquakes and landslides. This volume offers a comprehensive look at how earth science is currently practiced and what should be done to train professionals and adequately equip them to find the answers necessary to manage more effectively the earth's systems. This well-organized and practical book will be of immediate interest to solid-earth scientists, researchers, and college and high school faculty, as well as policymakers in the environmental arena.

Atlas of Earth History

Atlas of Earth History
Author: Christopher R. Scotese,Ralph J. Scotese
Publsiher: Paleomap Project
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780970002006
ISBN 13: 0970002009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau

Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau
Author: Ronald C. Blakey,Wayne Ranney
Publsiher: Grand Canyon Assn
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105133322177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau Book Review:

Imagine seeing the varied landscapes of the earth as they used to look throughout hundreds of millions of years of earth history. Tropical seas lap on the shores of an Arizona beach. Immense sand dunes shift and swirl in Sahara-like deserts in Utah and New Mexico. Ancient rivers spill from a mountain range in Colorado that was a precursor to the modern Rockies. Such flights of geologic fancy are now tangible through the thought-provoking and beautiful paleogeographic maps, reminiscent of the maps in world atlases we all paged through as children, of Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau.Ron Blakey of Northern Arizona University is one of the world's foremost authorities on the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau. For more than fifteen years, he has meticulously created maps that show how numerous past landscapes gave rise to the region's stunning geologic formations. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau is the first book to showcase Blakey's remarkable work. His maps are accompanied by text by Wayne Ranney, geologist and award-winning author of Carving Grand Canyon. Ranney takes readers on a fascinating tour of the many landscapes depicted in the maps, and Blakey and Ranney's fruitful collaboration brings the past alive like never before.Features: More than 70 state-of-the-art paleogeographic maps of the region and of the world, developed over many years of geologic research Detailed yet accessible text that covers the geology of the plateau in a way nongeologists can appreciate More than 100 full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations A detailed guide of where to go to see the spectacular rocks of the region