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Regional Geology Reviews

Geology of Southwest Gondwana

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

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  • 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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About this book

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.



Reviews

“This book offers a treasure trove of comprehensive review papers and new material of high scientific standard covering all parts of Southwest Gondwana. The new information and tectonic models presented across the book provide a compelling view of the geological history of the blocks that make up Southwest Gondwana, both in Africa and South America, and their assembly into the sub-supercontinent. This is an essential resource for all researchers working on Gondwana.” (Bert De Waele, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, Vol. 93, August, 2019)

“This book is a thorough, robust and well-illustrated contribution on the ‘United Plates of Southwest Gondwana’ of high scientific standard that includes several new datasets and maps. This is a must read for all researchers, who carry out projects in this region.” (Bernd Lammerer, Gondwana Research, 2018)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • The Assembly of Western Gondwana: Reconstruction Based on Paleomagnetic Data

    Pages 3-18

    Rapalini, Augusto E.

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

    Pages 19-61

    Corner, Branko (et al.)

  • The Tectonic History of the Southern Adamastor Ocean Based on a Correlation of the Kaoko and Dom Feliciano Belts

    Pages 63-85

    Basei, Miguel Angelo Stipp (et al.)

  • The Río de la Plata Craton of Argentina and Uruguay

    Pages 89-105

    Oyhantçabal, Pedro (et al.)

  • A Geological and Isotopic Framework of Precambrian Terrains in Western Central Africa: An Introduction

    Pages 107-132

    Thiéblemont, Denis (et al.)

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eBook 248,71 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68920-3
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Hardcover 310,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68919-7
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Softcover 310,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88682-4
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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
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88682-4
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 688
Number of Illustrations
65 b/w illustrations, 195 illustrations in colour
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