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Regional Geology Reviews

The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach

Volume 2: The Variscan Cycle

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

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  • Enriches understanding of the evolution of the Iberian microplate for the last 600 million years
  • Reviews exhaustively the key recent advances on the geology of the Iberian Peninsula from a geodynamic perspective
  • Summarizes the latest studies on the record in Iberia of the Variscan orogeny
  • Maximizes the reader insights on the evolution of plate boundaries in the western corner of Europe
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Taking 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 starts with the amalgamation of Gondwana in the Neoproterozoic succeeded by the rifting and spreading of the Rheic ocean; its demise, which led to the amalgamation of Pangea in the late Paleozoic; the rifting and spreading of several arms of the Neotethys ocean in the Mesozoic Era and their ongoing closure, which was responsible for the Alpine orogeny. The significant advances in the last 20 years have attracted international research interest in the geology of the Iberian Peninsula.

This volume presents the most comprehensive, careful and updated description of the variscan cycle in Iberia. This volume focuses in the different geological events since the  Cambrian-Early Ordovician rift until the late variscan orocline formations including magmatic and metamorphic evolution.

About the authors

Cecilio Quesada’s professional career was based at Instituto Geológico Minero de España (Spanish Geological Survey), until he retired from there in 2013. He is currently an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Geological Sciences, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, where he also served temporarily as an Associate Professor. As a “survey person”, his research interests, past and present, include geological mapping, regional geology, tectonics and geochronology, mainly focused on the Variscan orogen in its global context. He has participated in ten IGCP projects since 1979, and is currently involved in Project 648: Supercontinent cycles & Global Geodynamics.

José Tomás Oliveira holds a Ph.D. and Agregação (Portuguese postdoctoral degree). He is a geologist and is currently collaborating at Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia, former Geological Survey of Portugal, where he acted also as Head of the Geology and Mineral Resources departments. As a survey geologist, his main activities have focused on regional geological mapping in Portugal and Mozambique, with a particular interest in stratigraphy, clastic sedimentology and basin analysis. He has been an Invited Professor at universities in Portugal and Angola, author and editor of several geological maps, and was co-editor of the recently published Geological Map of Portugal and Spain, 2015, scale 1:1,000,000.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Variscan Cycle

    Pages 1-25

    Simancas, J. F.

  • The Cambrian-Early Ordovician Rift Stage in the Gondwanan Units of the Iberian Massif

    Pages 27-74

    Sánchez-García, T. (et al.)

  • Early Ordovician–Devonian Passive Margin Stage in the Gondwanan Units of the Iberian Massif

    Pages 75-98

    Gutiérrez-Marco, J. C. (et al.)

  • Variscan Suture Zone and Suspect Terranes in the NW Iberian Massif: Allochthonous Complexes of the Galicia-Trás os Montes Zone (NW Iberia)

    Pages 99-130

    Martínez Catalán, J. R. (et al.)

  • SW Iberia Variscan Suture Zone: Oceanic Affinity Units

    Pages 131-171

    Quesada, C. (et al.)

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eBook 166,59 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-10518-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geology of Iberia: A Geodynamic Approach
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: The Variscan Cycle
Editors
  • Cecilio Quesada
  • José Tomás Oliveira
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10519-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10519-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10518-1
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 544
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 202 illustrations in colour
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