Geology And Sedimentology Of The Korean Peninsula by Sung Kwun Chough

Geology And Sedimentology Of The Korean Peninsula

bySung Kwun ChoughEditorSung Kwun Chough

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

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Written by one of Korea's most respected earth scientists,Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsulaanalyzes sedimentary facies, basin evolution, and sequence stratigraphy to provide answers to depositional processes and environmental changes through the Earth's history, including tectonic events, climate changes, and sea-level fluctuations. This is one of the first books covering the geology of the Korean peninsula. It offers an in-depth exploration of this region, which also allows comparison with sedimentary basins around the world. This is an important book for students, researchers, and professionals working in the geography of East Asia.

The study of sedimentary basins can help advance basic understanding of how the Earth's crust developed, as well as offer insights into the influence of environmental and climate change. Sedimentary basins are also of interest due to their importance in the exploration and recovery of natural resources, including oil and gas, water, and industrial minerals.



  • Provides fundamental information on the geology of East Asia
  • Serves as a guide for integrated sedimentary basin analysis, providing a detailed aid for comparative research
  • Contains over 200 figures to illustrate the analysis

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Title:Geology And Sedimentology Of The Korean PeninsulaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124055184

ISBN - 13:9780124055186

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction CHAPTER 2 Tectonic Setting CHAPTER 3 Phanerozoic Granites CHAPTER 4 Okcheon Basin CHAPTER 5 Taebaeksan Basin CHAPTER 6 North China Platform in Shandong Province CHAPTER 7 Pyeongan Supergroup CHAPTER 8 Tectonic Evolution CHAPTER 9 Gyeongsang Arc System CHAPTER 10 Other Cretaceous Basins CHAPTER 11 Tertiary Basins CHAPTER 12 East Sea CHAPTER 13 Jeju Island CHAPTER 14 Yellow Sea CHAPTER 15 Summary

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"This is an extensively researched and well-documented book with numerous detailed drawings and sketches that can help you find answers to the above and give you a better geological understanding of the Korean peninsula."--Biz India Online News, April 17, 2014 "Chough summarizes the current knowledge of dynamic processes and environmental changes in the Korean peninsula on land and under the sea during the Phanerozoic Era. His main focus is on the evolution of sedimentary basins from sedimentary facies to plate tectonics."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013