Antarctic Marine Geology

Antarctic Marine Geology

by J. B. Anderson


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The fragile Antarctic environment consists of a closely linked system of the lithosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Changes in this system have influenced global climate, oceanography and sea level for most of Cenozoic time. The geological history of this region therefore provides a special record of important interactions among the various components of the Earth System. Antarctic Marine Geology is the first comprehensive single-authored book to introduce students and researchers to the geological history of the region and the unique processes that occur there. Research literature on the region is widely disseminated, and until now no single reference has existed that provides such a summary. The book is intended as a reference for all scientists working in Antarctica, and will also serve as a textbook for graduate courses in Antarctic marine geology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521131681
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/18/2010
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Antarctica's environment; 2. Geological history of Antarctica; 3. Continental shelf geomorphology and relief-forming processes; 4. Sedimentology; 5. Continental margin evolution; 6. Antarctica's glacial history; Bibliography; Index.

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