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The Geology of Australia

David Johnson Robert Henderson

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Cambridge University Press
06 September 2016
Mathematics & Sciences; Geology & the lithosphere; Physical geography & topography
This book documents the rich and spectacular heritage of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years. Now in its third edition, The Geology of Australia provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's geology, landscapes and Earth resources. Beginning with the Precambrian rocks that hold clues to the origins of life and the development of an oxygenated atmosphere, it goes on to cover the warm seas, volcanism and episodes of mountain building that formed the eastern third of the Australian continent. This illuminating history details the breakup of the supercontinents Rodinia and Gondwana, the times of previous glaciations, the development of climates and landscapes in modern Australia, and the creation of the continental shelves and coastlines. This third edition features two new chapters on geological time and Paleozoic orogenic rock systems and mountain building, and new and updated illustrations and full-colour images.
By:   David Johnson, Robert Henderson
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   3rd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 242mm,  Width: 230mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   1.120kg
ISBN:   9781107432413
ISBN 10:   1107432413
Publication Date:   06 September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and units; 1. An Australian perspective; 2. The Earth: a geology primer; 3. Telling geological time; 4. Building the core of Precambrian rocks: the cratons; 5. Paleozoic orogenic rock systems and mountain building; 6. Warm times: tropical corals and arid lands; 7. Icehouse: Carboniferous and Permian glaciation; 8. Mesozoic warming: the great inland plains and seas; 9. Birth of modern Australia: flowering plants, mammals and deserts; 10. Fossils and the Australian record of past life in context; 11. Eastern highlands and volcanoes barely extinct; 12. Building the continental shelf and coastlines; 13. Great Barrier Reef: a unique part of the continental shelf; 14. Cycles in a continental journey; Epilogue; Sources and references; Index.

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