Regional Geology Reviews

Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

Authors: Dhital, Megh Raj

  • Comprehensively covers the classic continent-continent collision zone at the very heart of the Himalaya
  • Detailed regional descriptions with geological maps and cross-sections
  • New geological observations will motivate readers to carry out further research on diverse aspects of Himalayan geology
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35205-3
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About this book

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.

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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)


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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02496-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02495-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35205-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geology of the Nepal Himalaya
Book Subtitle
Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen
Authors
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02496-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02496-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02495-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35205-3
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 498
Number of Illustrations and Tables
197 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
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