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Geology of the Alps

by O. Adrian Pfiffner | 30 May 2014
Category: Environment
Synopsis
The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent asuperb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and haveplayed a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives anup-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpinegeology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, therock suites are discussed, starting with the pre-Triassiccrystalline basement, followed by Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoicsedimentary sequences. The lithological description of the rocktypes is supplemented by a discussion of their paleogeographic andplate tectonic contexts. The book goes on to describe the structure of the Alps(including the Jura Mountains and the Alpine foreland to the northand south) illustrated by numerous cross-sections. The evolution ofthe Alps as a mountain chain incorporates a discussion of theAlpine metamorphic history and a compilation of orogenictimetables. The final sections cover the evolution of Alpinedrainage patterns and the region's glacial history. Readership : The book is essential reading for studentsand lecturers on Alpine courses and excursions, and allearth-scientists interested in the geology of the region.
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Synopsis
The Alps, with their outstanding outcrop conditions, represent asuperb natural laboratory for many geological processes, and haveplayed a crucial role in the history of geology. This book gives anup-to-date and holistic overview of the key aspects of Alpinegeology. After a brief presentation of the plate tectonic framework, therock suites are discussed, starting with the pre-Triassiccrystalline basement, followed by Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoicsedimentary sequences. The lithological description of the rocktypes is supplemented by a discussion of their paleogeographic andplate tectonic contexts. The book goes on to describe the structure of the Alps(including the Jura Mountains and the Alpine foreland to the northand south) illustrated by numerous cross-sections. The evolution ofthe Alps as a mountain chain incorporates a discussion of theAlpine metamorphic history and a compilation of orogenictimetables. The final sections cover the evolution of Alpinedrainage patterns and the region's glacial history. Readership : The book is essential reading for studentsand lecturers on Alpine courses and excursions, and allearth-scientists interested in the geology of the region.
€65.10
195 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9781118708125
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Published - 30/05/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Current Affairs, Environment
No. of Pages - 368
Weight - 756
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Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
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