Earth History and Palaeogeography

by Trond H. Torsvik, L. Robin M. Cocks

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  • 9781107105324
  • 9781316723128
  • 9781316718926
Using full-colour palaeogeographical maps from the Cambrian to the present, this interdisciplinary volume explains how plate motions and surface volcanism are linked to processes in the Earth's mantle, and to climate change and the evolution of the Earth's biota. These new and very detailed maps provide a complete and integrated Phanerozoic story of palaeogeography. They illustrate the development of all the major mountain-building orogenies. Old lands, seas, ice caps, volcanic regions, reefs, and coal beds are highlighted on the maps, as well as faunal and floral provinces. Many other original diagrams show sections from the Earth's core, through the mantle, and up to the lithosphere, and how Large Igneous Provinces are generated, helping to understand how plates have appeared, moved, and vanished through time. Supplementary resources are available online, making this an invaluable reference for researchers, graduate students, professional geoscientists and anyone interested in the geological history of the Earth.

  • Cambridge University Press; December 2016
  • ISBN: 9781316723128
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  • Title: Earth History and Palaeogeography
  • Author: Trond H. Torsvik; L. Robin M. Cocks
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107105324
  • 9781316723128
  • 9781316718926

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'Torsvik and Cocks have jointly produced a spectacular textual narrative, laced with marvellous illustrations of the panthalassa framework surrounding the panoply of pangea forms in an effective panorama for the entire Phanerozoic (from the greek: pan = παv = all or entire; thalassa = θαλασσα = sea or ocean; oply = οπλα = complete collection; geo = γαια = earth or land; orama = οραµα = sights).' Rob Van der Voo, University of Michigan

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107105324
  • 9781316723128
  • 9781316718926