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Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth
  • Author : Lauri J Pesonen
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 September 2020
  • ISBN : 9780128185339
  • Pages : 470 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of the Earth offers a systematic examination of the cratons of the Precambrian and the supercontinent cycle. Through detailed maps of drift histories and paleogeography of each continent, the book addresses questions about Earth's evolution, such as whether continental drift took place before Pangea, what was the drift velocity of the ancient continents, whether the continents collided, and whether Earth had supercontinents before Pangea. Additionally, the book will cover the methodologies used, and will apply those methodologies to testing the dipole hypothesis. Structured clearly with consistent coverage for all cratons, Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of the Earth combines state-of-the-art paleomagnetic and radiometric data to reconstruct the paleogeography of the Precambrian Earth in the context of major ancient events, such as global glaciations, and summarize apparent polar wander paths (APWPs) of the continents. It is an ideal, up-to-date reference for geoscientists and geographers looking for answers to questions surrounding the continental evolution of Earth. Provides robust paleogeographies of Precambrian cratons based on high-quality paleomagnetic and radiometric data and critically tested by global geological datasets Includes links to updated databases for the Precambrian such as PALEOMAGIA and other geological databases Presents full-color maps of the drift histories of each continent as well as their paleogeographies Discusses key questions regarding continental drift, the supercontinent cycle, and the dipole hypothesis and analyze palaeography in the context of Earth's past events


Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth
  • Author : Lauri J Pesonen,Johanna Salminen,Sten-Ake Elming,David A D Evans,Toni Veikkolainen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 September 2020
GET THIS BOOKAncient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of Earth

Ancient Supercontinents and the Paleogeography of the Earth offers a systematic examination of the cratons of the Precambrian and the supercontinent cycle. Through detailed maps of drift histories and paleogeography of each continent, the book addresses questions about Earth's evolution, such as whether continental drift took place before Pangea, what was the drift velocity of the ancient continents, whether the continents collided, and whether Earth had supercontinents before Pangea. Additionally, the book will cover the methodologies used, and will apply



Supercontinent

Supercontinent
  • Author : Ted Nield
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release : 09 February 2012
GET THIS BOOKSupercontinent

The shifting continents of the Earth are heading for inevitable collision: 250 million years from now, all the land masses on this planet will come together in a single, gigantic supercontinent which no human is ever likely to see. That future supercontinent will not be the first to form on Earth, nor will it be the last. Each cycle lasts half a billion years, making it the grandest of all the patterns in nature. It is scarcely a century since science


Continents and Supercontinents

Continents and Supercontinents
  • Author : John J. W. Rogers,M. Santosh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 16 September 2004
GET THIS BOOKContinents and Supercontinents

Surveys the origin of continents, and the accretion and breakup of supercontinents through earth history. This book also shows how these processes affected the composition of seawater, climate, and the evolution of life.


Antarctica

Antarctica
  • Author : U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Polar Research Board
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 18 May 2008
GET THIS BOOKAntarctica

Antarctica is the center from which all surrounding continental bodies separated millions of years ago. Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World, reinforces the importance of continual changes in the country's history and the impact of these changes on global systems. The book also places emphasis on deciphering the climate records in ice cores, geologic cores, rock outcrops and those inferred from climate models. New technologies for the coming decades of geoscience data collection are also highlighted. Antarctica: A Keystone



Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics
  • Author : Wolfgang Frisch,Martin Meschede,Ronald C. Blakey
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 02 November 2010
GET THIS BOOKPlate Tectonics

How are mountains formed? Why are there old and young mountains? Why do the shapes of South America and Africa fit so well together? Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful? Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and explanation of the geo-dynamic processes upon which the theory of continental drift is based and which have lead



Global Tectonics

Global Tectonics
  • Author : Philip Kearey,Keith A. Klepeis,Frederick J. Vine
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 May 2013
GET THIS BOOKGlobal Tectonics

The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides acomprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, andincludes major revisions to reflect the most significant recentadvances in the field. A fully revised third edition of this highly acclaimed textwritten by eminent authors including one of the pioneers of platetectonic theory Major revisions to this new edition reflect the mostsignificant recent advances in the field, including new andexpanded chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinentcycle and the implications of plate tectonics


Understanding Earth's Deep Past

Understanding Earth's Deep Past
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Committee on the Importance of Deep-Time Geologic Records for Understanding Climate Change Impacts
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 02 August 2011
GET THIS BOOKUnderstanding Earth's Deep Past

There is little dispute within the scientific community that humans are changing Earth's climate on a decadal to century time-scale. By the end of this century, without a reduction in emissions, atmospheric CO2 is projected to increase to levels that Earth has not experienced for more than 30 million years. As greenhouse gas emissions propel Earth toward a warmer climate state, an improved understanding of climate dynamics in warm environments is needed to inform public policy decisions. In Understanding Earth's Deep



Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History

Supercontinent Cycles Through Earth History
  • Author : Z.X. Li,D.A.D. Evans,J.B. Murphy
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release : 20 May 2016
GET THIS BOOKSupercontinent Cycles Through Earth History

The supercontinent-cycle hypothesis attributes planetary-scale episodic tectonic events to an intrinsic self-organizing mode of mantle convection, governed by the buoyancy of continental lithosphere that resists subduction during the closure of old ocean basins, and the consequent reorganization of mantle convection cells leading to the opening of new ocean basins. Characteristic timescales of the cycle are typically 500 to 700 million years. Proposed spatial patterns of cyclicity range from hemispheric (introversion) to antipodal (extroversion), to precisely between those end members (orthoversion). Advances in


Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution

Antarctica and Supercontinent Evolution
  • Author : S.L. Harley,I.C.W. Fitzsimons,Y. Zhao
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release : 24 January 2014
GET THIS BOOKAntarctica and Supercontinent Evolution

Antarctica preserves a rock record that spans three and a half billion years of history and has a remarkable story to tell about the evolution of our Earth, from the hottest crustal rocks yet found in an orogenic system, to the assembly and breakup of Gondwana in the Phanerozoic. This volume highlights our improved understanding of the tectonic events that have shaped Antarctica and how these potentially relate to supercontinent assembly and fragmentation. The internal constitution of the East Antarctic


The Origin of Continents and Oceans

The Origin of Continents and Oceans
  • Author : Alfred Wegener
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 01 January 1966
GET THIS BOOKThe Origin of Continents and Oceans

In 1915 Alfred Wegener's seminal work describing the continental drift was first published in German. Wegener explained various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. This edition includes new data to support his theories, helping to refute the opponents of his controversial views. 64 illustrations.


Ancient Landscapes of Western North America

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America
  • Author : Ronald C. Blakey,Wayne D. Ranney
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 October 2017
GET THIS BOOKAncient Landscapes of Western North America

Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape. Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity. Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault