A Continent Revealed: The European Geotraverse, Structure and Dynamic Evolution

A Continent Revealed: The European Geotraverse, Structure and Dynamic Evolution

by D. J. Blundell
     
 

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A Continent Revealed presents the findings of the European Geotraverse (EGT) - a unique study of the tectonic evolution of the continent of Europe and the first comprehensive cross section of the continental lithosphere.See more details below

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A Continent Revealed presents the findings of the European Geotraverse (EGT) - a unique study of the tectonic evolution of the continent of Europe and the first comprehensive cross section of the continental lithosphere.

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"The maps are monuments to careful scientific cartography: They are clearly drawn, beautifully colored, and filled with useful information....An essential addition to any library used by advanced undergraduate and graduate geology students, faculty, and professionals." M.A. Wilson, Choice

"One of the most ambitious projects in the earth sciences bears fruit in this impressive multiauthored book." M.A. Wilson, Choice

"...a publishing tour de force....What makes A Continent Revealed special is the editors' acievement in summarizing a huge amount of primary scientific literature at a level accessible to an advanced undergraduate, and successfully melding the contributions of an additional dozen authors into a single narrative. This part of the package is available separately and will undoubtedly find use as a textbook; but in an attempt to give readers the same opportunity as the authors to interpret the database and to confront the scientific problems, the boxed set also contains 14 maps at a uniform scale of 1:2.5 million, a description of the data compiled in these maps and a CD-ROM containing some of the digital information incorporated into the maps....[T]he paper and digital databases already turn the textbook into a reference volume essential to any European geoscientist interested in the big picture." Simon Klemperer, Nature

"...incontestably improves our knowledge of the European continent." Pierre Choukroune, Science

"...a wealth of information...this text sets the pace for the future..."' Geophysics

"...'WOW'..different and outstanding...includes a marvelous synthesis but also an astonishing wealth of data..required reading for any geologist who plans a trip to Europe. This book would even be the ideal basis for a course on the regional geology of Europe...a starting point for further work, geologic thinking, and research activities in Europe...an indispensable work that should be available in every geology library and every lab." Hermann W. Pfefferkorn, Journal of Geologic Education

"...a very impressive publication that provides the results of the EGT in a manner that is useful to geoscientists at all levels. By providing an encyclopedic picture of the data and current models in a single publication, A Continent Revealed makes an extremely effective contribution to all those who are interested in the evolution of continental lithosphere in general....Overall, A Continent Revealed is an outstanding resource for anyone interested in the origin and evolution of continental lithosphere and is particularly valuable for those engaged in understanding the pre-Mesozoic tectonic evolution of the earth, when geological history must be deciphered from the complex record in continental lithosphere." Terry J. Wilson, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

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ISBN-13:
9780521429481
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.59(d)

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