The Geology of Australia [NOOK Book]

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The Geology of Australia provides a vivid and informative account of the evolution of the Australian continent over the past 4400 million years.
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The Geology of Australia

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Overview

The Geology of Australia provides a vivid and informative account of the evolution of the Australian continent over the past 4400 million years.
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For a single author to cover such a huge range of information is a considerable undertaking. Johnson has taken the opportunity of this new edition to update information and improve the balance of topics by upgrading the sections on palaeontology and climate change. The abundant illustrations are invariably of high quality and range from colour photos of sites, rocks and fossils to maps, cross-sections and diagrams plus plenty of other black and white illustrations from numerous sources, all carefully listed at the back, along with a very full and useful bibliography and index. The production quality is high and although already 348 pages long, the book is not unwieldy and could reasonably be expanded somewhat in future editions. For students and other geologists who are not familiar with the geology of Australia this is an ideal starting place." - Douglas Palmer, Geological Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107385511
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Sales rank: 850,627
  • File size: 19 MB
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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.
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Table of Contents

1 An Australian perspective 1
2 The earth : a geology primer 19
3 Building the core of precambrian rocks 52
4 Warm times : tropical corals and arid lands 79
5 Icehouse : carboniferous and permian glaciation 99
6 Mesozoic warming : the great inland plains and seas 118
7 Birth of modern Australia : flowering plants, mammals and deserts 139
8 Eastern highlands and volcanoes barely extinct 164
9 Building the continental shelf and coastlines 182
10 Great barrier reef 213
11 Planets, moons, meteorites and impact craters 232
12 Cycles in a continental journey 252
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