Geology of the Nepal Himalaya: Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen by Megh Raj DhitalGeology of the Nepal Himalaya: Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen by Megh Raj Dhital

Geology of the Nepal Himalaya: Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

byMegh Raj Dhital

Hardcover | March 23, 2015

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This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya. However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. The book will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.

Title:Geology of the Nepal Himalaya: Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided OrogenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:498 pagesPublished:March 23, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319024957

ISBN - 13:9783319024950

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction.- Part 1 Geological Setting and Physiography.- 2 Geological Setting of Himalaya.- 3 Physiography of Nepal.-
Part 2 Geology of Neighbouring Regions.- 4 Northwest Himalaya.-
5 Southeast Himalaya and Adjacent Indian Peninsula.- Part 3 Lesser Himalaya.- 6 Introduction to Lesser Himalaya.- 7 Lesser Himalaya of Mahakali-Seti region.- 8 Lesser Himalaya of Karnali-Bheri region.-
9 Lesser Himalaya of Gandaki region.- 10 Lesser Himalaya of Bagmati-Gosainkund region.- 11 Lesser Himalaya of Koshi region.-
12 Lesser Himalaya of Arun-Tamar region.- Part 4 Higher Himalaya.- 13 Introduction to Higher Himalaya.- 14 Higher Himalaya of Mahakali-Seti region.- 15 Higher Himalaya of Karnali-Bheri region.- 16 Higher Himalaya of Gandaki region.- 17 Higher Himalaya of Bagmati-Gosainkund region.- 18 Higher Himalaya of Koshi region.- 19 Higher Himalaya of Arun-Tamar region.- 20 Models of Himalayan metamorphism.- Part 5 Tethys Himalaya.- 21 Introduction to Tethys Himalaya.- 22 Tethys Himalaya of Mahakali region.- 23 Tethys Himalaya of Karnali-Bheri region (Dolpa).- 24 Tethys Himalaya of Ganaki region (Thakkhola).- 25 Tethys Himalaya of Gandaki region (Manang).- 26 Tethys Himalaya of Koshi region (Mount Everest and neighbourhood).- Part 6 Siwaliks.- 27 Introduction to Siwaliks.- 28 Siwaliks of Mahakali-Seti region.- 29 Siwaliks of Karnali-Bheri region.- 30 Siwaliks of Gandaki region.- 31 Siwaliks of Bagmati-Gosainkund region.- 32 Siwaliks of Koshi region.- 33 Siwaliks of Arun-Tamar region.- Part 7 Terai, intermontane basins, and neotectonics.- 34 Terai and intermontane basins.- 35 Neotectonics.- 36 Conclusions.

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"Dhital (Tribhuvan Univ., Nepal) provides a comprehensive review of the bedrock geology of Nepal, an important and classic location in the history of plate tectonics. . All chapters contain many maps and figures and a comprehensive list of references. Further, the volume includes a detailed table of contents and a 12-page index of geologic formations and places. The result is a valuable and important contribution to the earth sciences. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." (N. Caine, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)