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The Geology of Spain (Paperback)

Product Code: GOSPP
Series: GSL Geology of - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by W Gibbons & T Moreno
Publication Date: 06 November 2002
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This book provides the first comprehensive account in English of the geology of mainland Spain and the Balearic and Canary Islands. It has been written by 159 research-active, mostly Spanish authors working together in teams from over 20 universities and other centres of research excellence. The 19 chapters begin with an overview of Spanish geology prepared by the editors, followed by a detailed examination of Iberian Precambrian and Palaeozoic rocks in Spain, Variscan magmatism and tectonics, and the Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary and fossil record. Subsequent chapters deal with the Alpine orogeny in the Pyrenees, Betics and other mountain ranges of Spain and the Balearic Islands, and with Cenozoic magmatism, including the classic hot spot-related volcanism of the Canary Islands. The final chapter focuses on economic and environmental geology, emphasising metallic deposits and industrial minerals, hydrocarbon energy resources, water supply, and modern seismic hazard. Finally a bibliography of around 4000 references provide a uniquely valuable information source.

Encompassing subjects as diverse as the origin of Spanish granites, the palaeogeographic and tectonometamorphic history of the Iberian plate, human evolution in the SW Mediterranean, and modern volcanism and earthquake activity, The Geology of Spain is a key reference work suitable not only for libraries across the world, but of interest to all researchers, teachers and students of SW European geology.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-127-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781862391277
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Weight: 2.0 kg


Introduction and Overview • Precambrian • Cambrian • Ordovician • Silurian • Devonian • Carboniferous • Palaeozoic magmatism • Variscan and Pre-Variscan Tectonics • Permian and Triassic • Jurassic • Cretaceous • Cenozoic • Quaternary • Alpine Tectonics I: The Alpine system north of the Betic Cordillera • Alpine Tectonics II: Betic Cordillera and Balearic Islands • Cenozoic Volcanism I: the Iberian peninsula • Cenozoic Volcanism II: the Canary Islands • Economic and environmental geology


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