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By Trond H. Torsvik,L. Robin M. Cocks

ISBN-10: 1107105323

ISBN-13: 9781107105324

utilizing full-colour palaeogeographical maps from the Cambrian to the current, this interdisciplinary quantity explains how plate motions and floor volcanism are associated with techniques within the Earth's mantle, and to weather switch and the evolution of the Earth's biota. those new and extremely exact maps offer a whole and built-in Phanerozoic tale of palaeogeography. They illustrate the advance of the entire significant mountain-building orogenies. outdated lands, seas, ice caps, volcanic areas, reefs, and coal beds are highlighted at the maps, in addition to faunal and floral provinces. Many different unique diagrams express sections from the Earth's center, in the course of the mantle, and as much as the lithosphere, and the way huge Igneous Provinces are generated, assisting to appreciate how plates have seemed, moved, and vanished via time. Supplementary assets can be found on-line, making this a useful reference for researchers, graduate scholars, specialist geoscientists and somebody attracted to the geological heritage of the Earth.

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