Frontiers in Earth Sciences

Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation

Volume 1: The Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia as Context for the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project

Editors: Melezhik, V., Prave, A.R., Fallick, A.E., Kump, L.R., Strauss, H., Lepland, A., Hanski, E.J. (Eds.)

  • Establishment of a well-characterized, well-dated and well-archived succession of rocks for the period of 2500-2000 Ma
  • Documentation of the changes in the biosphere and the geosphere associated with the rise in atmospheric oxygen
  • Development of a self-consistent model to explain the genesis and timing of the establishment of the aerobic Earth System
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Earth’s present-day environments are the outcome of a 4.5 billion year period of evolution reflecting the interaction of global-scale geological and biological processes punctuated by several extraordinary events and episodes that perturbed the entire Earth system. One of the earliest and arguably greatest of these events was a substantial increase (orders of magnitude) in the atmospheric oxygen abundance, sometimes referred to as the Great Oxidation Event.
Volume 1: The Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia as Context for the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Earth Project describes the implementation of the FAR-DEEP drilling project in Arctic Russia. It summarises the knowledge of more than 50 years of largely Russian-led fieldwork, information hitherto virtually unavailable in the west, and provides geological description of drilling areas with an overwhelming illustration of rocks by high-quality, representative photographs. The volume offers a comprehensive review and rich photo-illustration of palaeotectonic, palaeogeographic and magmatic evolution of the Fennoscandian Shield in the early Palaeoproterozoic, and link the evolution of the shield to the emergence of an aerobic Earth system. The volume unfolds the event-based Fennoscandian chronostratigraphy and discusses the chronology of the Palaeoproterozoic global events as the base for a new subdivision of Palaeoproterozoic time.
Welcome to the illustrative journey through one of the most exciting periods of planet Earth!

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • 1.1 Tectonic Evolution and Major Global Earth-Surface Palaeoenvironmental Events in the Palaeoproterozoic

    Melezhik, V. A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • 2.1 The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program

    Melezhik, Victor A.

    Pages 25-30

  • 3.1 The Early Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia: Geological and Tectonic Settings

    Melezhik, V. A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-38

  • 3.2 Litho- and Chronostratigraphy of the Palaeoproterozoic Karelian Formations

    Hanski, E. J. (et al.)

    Pages 39-110

  • 3.3 Palaeotectonic and Palaeogeographic Evolution of Fennoscandia in the Early Palaeoproterozoic

    Melezhik, V. A. (et al.)

    Pages 111-178

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Hardcover $279.00
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Softcover $279.00
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  • Due: June 12, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52201-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading the Archive of Earth’s Oxygenation
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: The Palaeoproterozoic of Fennoscandia as Context for the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project
Editors
  • Victor Melezhik
  • Anthony R. Prave
  • Anthony E. Fallick
  • Lee R. Kump
  • Harald Strauss
  • Aivo Lepland
  • Eero J. Hanski
Series Title
Frontiers in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29682-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29682-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29681-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52201-1
Series ISSN
1863-4621
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 490
Number of Illustrations and Tables
152 illustrations in colour
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