Regional Geology Reviews

Geology of Southwest Gondwana

Editors: Siegesmund, S., Basei, M.A.S., Oyhantçabal, P., Oriolo, S. (Eds.)

  • Presents state-of-the-art insights into the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana
  • Offers a review of the accretion of South America and Southern Africa
  • Includes an updated contribution on the plate tectonics of South America and Southern Africa
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  • Due: February 18, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68919-7
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This book focuses on the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana and presents state-of-the-art insights into its evolution. It addresses the diachronic assembly of continental fragments derived from the break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent later amalgamated to build SW Gondwana during the Neoproterozoic–Cambrian transition, which on a global scale includes parts of present-day South America, Africa and Madagascar. The book presents 24 state-of-the-art reviews including the most crucial controversies. Most experienced scientists about the geology of SW Gondwana from Europe, Africa, South America and Australia present contributions on key areas addressing the interactions between the main cratons and fold belts on both sides of the South Atlantic Ocean. Chapters related to the geology of the major
Archean- Paleoproterozoic cratons and Neoproterozoic Brasiliano/Pan-African fold belts enable readers to gain an in-depth understanding of the tectonometamorphic and magmatic evolution of SW Gondwana. The book covers a wide range of issues including metallogenetic, sedimentary, paleobiological and paleoclimatic processes and allows a deep insight into this key period of the Earth’s evolution.



Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Ediacaran-Early Cambrian Fossil Record in Southwest Gondwana

    Claudio Gaucher

    Pages

  • The African Metallotects of Southwest Gondwana

    Gregor Borg, Christoph Gauert

    Pages

  • An Integrated Geophysical and Geological Interpretation of the Southern African Lithosphere

    Branko Corner, Raymond J. Durrheim

    Pages

  • Shear Zones in Brasiliano-Pan-African Belts and Their Role in the Amalgamation and Break-Up of Southwest Gondwana

    Sebastián Oriolo, et al.

    Pages

  • The Assembly of Western Gondwana: Reconstruction Based on Paleomagnetic Data

    Augusto E. Rapalini

    Pages

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68920-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
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: February 18, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68919-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geology of Southwest Gondwana
Editors
  • Siegfried Siegesmund
  • Miguel A. S. Basei
  • Pedro Oyhantçabal
  • Sebastian Oriolo
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68920-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68920-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68919-7
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 688
Number of Illustrations and Tables
65 b/w illustrations, 195 illustrations in colour
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