Regional Geology Reviews
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The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

Volume 1: General Introduction and Cadomian Cycle

Editors: Quesada, Cecilio, Oliveira, José Tomás (Eds.)

  • Enriches readers’ understanding of the evolution of the Iberian microplate over the past 600 million years
  • Reviews in detail key recent advances concerning the geology of the Iberian Peninsula from a geodynamic perspective
  • Summarizes the latest studies on the record of the Cadomian, Variscan, and Alpine orogenies in Iberia
  • Offers readers essential insights into the evolution of plate boundaries in the western corner of Europe 
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Pursuing a new global approach, this unique book provides an updated review of the geology of Iberia and its continental margins from a geodynamic perspective. Owing to its location close to successive plate margins, Iberia has played a pivotal role in the geodynamic evolution of the Gondwanan, Rheic, Pangea, Tethys s.l. and Eurasian plates over the last 600 Ma of Earth’s history. The geological record begins with the amalgamation of Gondwana in the Neoproterozoic, followed by the rifting and spread of the Rheic ocean; its demise, which led to the amalgamation of Pangea in the late Paleozoic; the rifting and spread of several arms of the Neotethys ocean in the Mesozoic Era; and concludes with their ongoing closure, which was responsible for the Alpine orogeny. The significant advances made in the past 20 years have attracted considerable international research interest in the geology of the Iberian Peninsula. 

This volume is the only one of the whole series of books composing the Geology of Iberian separated in two parts: Introduction to the Geology of Iberian and the Cadomian Cycle. The first part presents a general introduction to the Geology of Iberian, presented in five different volumes. The second part focuses in the Cadomian orogenic cycle and the oldest geological records in the Iberian Peninsula.

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10398-9
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Hardcover ca. 155,99 €
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  • Due: October 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-10397-2
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: General Introduction and Cadomian Cycle
Editors
  • Cecilio Quesada
  • José Tomás Oliveira
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10398-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10397-2
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 380
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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