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: 662
Release: 2021-10-06
ISBN 10: 0128185341
ISBN 13: 9780128185346
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth Book Review:

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth offers a systematic examination of Precambrian cratons and supercontinents. Through detailed maps of drift histories and paleogeography of each continent, this book examines topics related to Earth’s tectonic evolution prior to Pangea, including plate kinematics, orogenic development, and paleoenvironments. Additionally, this book discusses the methodologies used, principally paleomagnetism and tectonostratigraphy, and addresses geophysical topics of mantle dynamics and geodynamo evolution over billions of years. Structured clearly with consistent coverage for Precambrian cratons, this book combines state-of-the-art paleomagnetic and geochronologic data to reconstruct the paleogeography of the Earth in the context of major climatic events such as global glaciations. It is an ideal, up-to>date reference for geoscientists and geographers looking for answers to questions surrounding the tectonic evolution of Earth. Provides robust paleogeographies of Precambrian cratons based on high-quality paleomagnetic and geochronologic data and critically tested by global geological datasets Includes links to updated databases for the Precambrian such as PALEOMAGIA and the Global Paleomagnetic Database (GPMDB) 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 geomagnetic dipole hypothesis and analyzes palaeography in the context of Earth’s holistic evolution

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.

The Continental Drift Controversy

The Continental Drift Controversy
Author: Henry R. Frankel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2012-04-26
ISBN 10: 0521875064
ISBN 13: 9780521875066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Continental Drift Controversy Book Review:

"Resolution of the sixty year debate over continental drift, culminating in the triumph of plate tectonics, changed the very fabric of Earth Science. This three-volume treatise on the continental drift controversy is the first complete history of the origin, debate and gradual acceptance of this revolutionary theory. Based on extensive interviews, archival papers and original works, Frankel weaves together the lives and work of the scientists involved, producing an accessible narrative for scientists andnon-scientists alike. This first volume covers the period in the early 1900s when Wegener first pointed out that the Earth's major landmasses could be fitted together like a jigsaw and went on to propose that the continents had once been joined together in a single landmass, which he named Pangaea. It describes the reception of Wegener's theory as it splintered into sub-controversies and geoscientists became divided between the 'fixists' and 'mobilists'"--

The Changing Face of the Earth

The Changing Face of the Earth
Author: Bruno Vrielynck,Philippe Bouysse
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MSU:31293027564503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changing Face of the Earth Book Review:

Some 250 million years ago, at the beginning of the Mesozoic era, the world's continents were grouped into a single supercontinent known as Pangaea. This publication contains information on the key stages in the break-up of this supercontinent into the geological face of the Earth as we know it today. It includes 11 maps, based on recent scientific work, with explanatory notes, a glossary of terms and a CD-ROM of the map images in bmp, tiff, pict and powerpoint formats.

Regional Geology and Tectonics Principles of Geologic Analysis

Regional Geology and Tectonics  Principles of Geologic Analysis
Author: David G. Roberts
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2012-03-16
ISBN 10: 0080951864
ISBN 13: 9780080951867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Geology and Tectonics Principles of Geologic Analysis Book Review:

Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, volume one in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. It has been written to provide you with a detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins, it features the basic principles necessary to grasping the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication A "how-to" regional geology primer that provides a detailed overview of tectonics, rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins The principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools are discussed in detail. The tectonics of the world are captured and identified in detail through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations. Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes two and three in the series.

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. Winner of the 2021 John D. Haun Landmark Publication Award, AAPG-Rocky Mountain Section

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

Analysis of Geological Structures

Analysis of Geological Structures
Author: Neville J. Price,John W. Cosgrove
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1990-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780521319584
ISBN 13: 0521319587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Geological Structures Book Review:

A knowledge of structural geology is fundamental to understanding the processes by which the earth's crust has evolved. It is a subject of fundamental importance to students of geology, experienced field geologists and academic researchers as well as to petroleum and mining engineers. In contrast to many structural textbooks which dwell upon geometrical descriptions of geological structures, this book emphasises mechanical principles and the way in which they can be used to understand how and why a wide range of geological structures develop. Structures on all scales are considered but the emphasis of the book is on those that can be seen on the scale of hand specimen or outcrop. Drawing on their considerable teaching experience the authors present a coherent and lucid analysis of geological structures which will be welcomed by a wide variety of earth scientists.

Large Igneous Provinces and their Plumbing Systems

Large Igneous Provinces and their Plumbing Systems
Author: R. K. Srivastava,R. E. Ernst,,K. L. Buchan,,M. De Kock
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN 10: 1786205521
ISBN 13: 9781786205520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Large Igneous Provinces and their Plumbing Systems Book Review:

Identification of large-volume, short-duration mafic magmatic events of intraplate affinity in both continental and oceanic settings on the Earth and other planets provides invaluable clues for understanding several vital geological issues of current concern. Of particular importance is understanding the assembly and dispersal of supercontinents through Earth’s history, dramatic climate change events including mass extinctions, and processes that have produced a wide range of large igneous province (LIP)-related resources, such as Ni–Cu–PGE, Au, U, base metals and petroleum. This volume comprises 21 contributions on the latest developments and new information on LIPs and their plumbing systems and presents methodical studies on different components of LIP plumbing systems. These articles are especially helpful in understanding continental break-up events, regional domal uplift and a variety of metallogenic systems, as well as the temporal and spatial distribution of LIPs, their origin and their likely links to mantle plumes/superplumes.

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: 3540765042
ISBN 13: 9783540765042
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.

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.

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

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System
Author: Kent C. Condie
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2011-08-22
ISBN 10: 0123852285
ISBN 13: 9780123852281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System Book Review:

Earth as an Evolving Planetary System, Second Edition, examines the various subsystems that play a role in the evolution of the Earth. These subsystems include such components as the crust, mantle, core, atmosphere, oceans, and life. The book contains 10 chapters that discuss the structure of the Earth and plate tectonics; the origin and evolution of the crust; the processes that leave tectonic imprints in rocks and modern processes responsible for these imprints; and the structure of the mantle and the core. The book also covers the Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere; crustal and mantle evolution; the supercontinent cycle; great events in Earth history; and the Earth in comparison to other planets. This book is meant for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Earth Sciences, with a basic knowledge of geology, biology, chemistry, and physics. It also may serve as a reference tool for specialists in the geologic sciences who want to keep abreast of scientific advances in this field. Kent Condie's corresponding interactive CD, Plate Tectonics and How the Earth Works, can be purchased from Tasa Graphic Arts here: http://www.tasagraphicarts.com/progptearth.html Two new chapters on the Supercontinent Cycle and on Great Events in Earth history New and updated sections on Earth's thermal history, planetary volcanism, planetary crusts, the onset of plate tectonics, changing composition of the oceans and atmosphere, and paleoclimatic regimes Also new in this Second Edition: the lower mantle and the role of the post-perovskite transition, the role of water in the mantle, new tomographic data tracking plume tails into the deep mantle, Euxinia in Proterozoic oceans, The Hadean, A crustal age gap at 2.4-2.2 Ga, and continental growth

Rare Earth

Rare Earth
Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN 10: 0387218483
ISBN 13: 9780387218489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Earth Book Review:

What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution

Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution
Author: Steven Michael Reddy
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781862392830
ISBN 13: 1862392838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution Book Review:

The Palaeoproterozoic era (2500-1600 Ma) is a critical period of Earth history, with dynamic evolution from the deep planetary interior to its surface environment. Several lines of geological evidence suggest the existence of at least one pre-Rodinia supercontinent, named Nuna or Columbia, which formed near the end of Palaeoproterozoic time. Prior to this assembly, there may have been an older supercontinent (Kenorland) or perhaps only independently drifting supercratons. The tectonic records of amalgamation and dispersal of these ancient landmasses provide a framework that links processes of the deep Earth with those of its fluid envelope. The sixteen papers in this volume present reviews and new analytical data that span the geological record of Palaeoproterozoic Earth. The volume is useful as a reference book for students and professional geoscientists interested in this important period of global evolution.

Oxygen

Oxygen
Author: Donald E. Canfield
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN 10: 0691168369
ISBN 13: 9780691168364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxygen Book Review:

The air we breathe is twenty-one percent oxygen, an amount higher than on any other known world. While we may take our air for granted, Earth was not always an oxygenated planet. How did it become this way? Donald Canfield—one of the world's leading authorities on geochemistry, earth history, and the early oceans—covers this vast history, emphasizing its relationship to the evolution of life and the evolving chemistry of the Earth. Canfield guides readers through the various lines of scientific evidence, considers some of the wrong turns and dead ends along the way, and highlights the scientists and researchers who have made key discoveries in the field. Showing how Earth’s atmosphere developed over time, Oxygen takes readers on a remarkable journey through the history of the oxygenation of our planet.

Mantle Dynamics

Mantle Dynamics
Author: David Bercovici
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 7000
Release: 2010-05-17
ISBN 10: 0444535802
ISBN 13: 9780444535801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mantle Dynamics Book Review:

Treatise on Geophysics: Mantle Dynamics, Volume 7 aims to provide both a classical and state-of-the-art introduction to the methods and science of mantle dynamics, as well as survey leading order problems (both solved and unsolved) and current understanding of how the mantle works. It is organized around two themes: (1) how is mantle convection studied; and (2) what do we understand about mantle dynamics to date. The first four chapters are thus concerned with pedagogical reviews of the physics of mantle convection; laboratory studies of the fluid dynamics of convection relevant to the mantle; theoretical analysis of mantle dynamics; and numerical analysis and methods of mantle convection. The subsequent chapters concentrate on leading issues of mantle convection itself, which include the energy budget of the mantle; the upper mantle and lithosphere in and near the spreading center (mid-ocean ridge) environment; the dynamics of subducting slabs; hot spots, melting anomalies, and mantle plumes; and finally, geochemical mantle dynamics and mixing. Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic in detail Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding Content suited for both the expert and non-expert

Worlds in Shadow

Worlds in Shadow
Author: Patrick Nunn
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-08-05
ISBN 10: 1472983491
ISBN 13: 9781472983497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds in Shadow Book Review:

The traces of much of human history – and that which preceded it – lie beneath the ocean surface; broken up, dispersed, often buried and always mysterious. This is fertile ground for speculation, even myth-making, but also a topic on which geologists and climatologists have increasingly focused in recent decades. We now know enough to tell the true story of some of the continents and islands that have disappeared throughout Earth's history, to explain how and why such things happened, and to unravel the effects of submergence on the rise and fall of human civilizations. In Worlds in Shadow Patrick Nunn sifts the facts from the fiction, using the most up-to-date research to work out which submerged places may have actually existed versus those that probably only exist in myth. He looks at the descriptions of recently drowned lands that have been well documented, those that are plausible, and those that almost certainly didn't exist. Going even further back, Patrick examines the presence of more ancient lands, submerged beneath the waves in a time that even the longest-reaching folk memory can't touch. Such places may have played important roles in human evolution, but can only be reconstructed through careful geological detective work. Exploring how lands become submerged, whether from sea-level changes, tectonic changes, gravity collapse, giant waves or volcanoes, helps us determine why, when and where land may disappear in the future, and what might be done to prevent it.

Geology and Tectonics of Pakistan

Geology and Tectonics of Pakistan
Author: Ali H. Kazmi,M. Qasim Jan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 554
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9789698375003
ISBN 13: 9698375007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Origin of Continents and Oceans

The Origin of Continents and Oceans
Author: Alfred Wegener
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 276
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.