Geological information from Antarctica has so far been published in expedition reports, conference proceedings, and scientific journals. This information is thus not readily accessible to earth scientists who are interested in but are not directly involved in Antarctic geological research. The "Geology of Antarctica" is an attempt to bridge this gap. Each chapter presents a review by a specialist of a particular aspect of Antarctic geology. The text provides descriptions of all major rock units found in Antarctica from the ancient high-grade metamorphic gneisses of the napier Complex in Enderby Land to the Quaternary moraines of the Dry Valleys in the Transantarctic mountains, as well as reviews of Antarctic palaeontology, geophysics, petroleum prospects, and mineral resources. Special attention is drawn to the geological features of Antarctica that are significant from the wider perspectives of global geology.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95192700