Geological Evolution of Antarctica by Michael Robert Alexander ThomsonGeological Evolution of Antarctica by Michael Robert Alexander Thomson

Geological Evolution of Antarctica

EditorMichael Robert Alexander Thomson, J. Alistair Crame, Janet W. Thomson

Paperback | April 28, 2011

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Geological Evolution of Antarctica is a collection of papers presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, held under the auspices of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) at Robinson College, Cambridge, 23-28 August 1987. Contributors were invited to address problems related to the tectonic evolution of the Antarctic crust and the palaeoenvironmental evolution of Antartica since the Late Mesozoic. One hundred and seventy two papers and posters were presented, of which one hundred and fifteen are included in this volume. Papers dealing with the crustal development of Antarctica are divided into major geographical areas and arranged in chronostratigraphic order. The first four sections in this group cover the craton, the Transantarctic Mountains, Weddell Sea-Ross Sea region and the Pacific margin; the last addresses aspects of Gondwana break-up. A final group of papers discusses some of the environmental changes arising from the break-up of Gondwana.
Title:Geological Evolution of AntarcticaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:740 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 1.5 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521188903

ISBN - 13:9780521188906


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Crustal development: the craton Crustal development: the transantarctic mountains Crustal development: 2. Weddell sea - Ross sea region Crustal development: 3. Gondwana break-up Crustal development: the Pacific margin Cenozoic palaeoenvironments; Index.