The Geology of Australia / Edition 2

The Geology of Australia / Edition 2

by David Johnson
     
 

This book provides a vivid account of the evolution of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years.See more details below

Overview

This book provides a vivid account of the evolution of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521767415
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

David Johnson holds an adjunct position as a Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. An Australian perspective; 2. The Earth: a geology primer; 3. Building the core of Precambrian rocks; 4. Warm times: tropical corals and arid lands; 5. Icehouse: Carboniferous and Permian glaciation; 6. Mesozoic warming: the great inland plains and seas; 7. Birth of modern Australia: flowering plants, mammals and deserts; 8. History and evolution of life on Earth; 9. Eastern highlands and volcanoes barely extinct; 10. Building the continental shelf and coastlines; 11. Great Barrier Reef; 12. Planets, moons, meteorites and impact craters; 13. A geological perspective on climate change; 14. Cycles in a continental journey; Index.

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