The Geology of Antarctica

The Geology of Antarctica

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Geological information from Antarctica has so far been published in expedition reports, conference proceedings, and science journals. This information is thus not readily accessible to Earth scientists who are interested, but not directly involved, in Antarctic research. The Geology ofAntarctica bridges this gap with each chapter presenting an authoritative review of a particular aspect of Antarctic geology. The text provides descriptions of all major rock units found in Antarctica, as well as reviews of Antarctic palaeontology, geophysics, petroleum prospects, and mineral resources. Special attention is drawn to the features of Antarctica that are significant from the wider perspectives of globalgeology.Schematic diagram with approximate scale illustrating structural/stratigraphic relationships of volcanic rocks in Marie Byrd Land. ... Similar relations apply for felsic and intermediate rocks of the shield volcanoes, but hydroclastic facies are lessanbsp;...

Title:The Geology of Antarctica
Author:Robert J. Tingey
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 1991


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