International Union of Geological Sciences
Description / Table of Contents:
Antarctic Geoscience is the proceedings volume of the Third Symposium on Antarctic Geology and Geophysics, held in Madison, Wisconsin. The 151 chapters in the book, which include both review papers and original contributions, range over all major fields of geoscience. At a time when interest in Antarctica, its geologic history, and its mineral resource potential is increasing, this book provides the most current and comprehensive overview of the subject. These papers, representing the recent work of many scientists from fifteen nations, offer a balanced assessment of current thought and knowledge concerning the geology and geoscience of Antarctica and the surrounding oceanic regions. Together, they constitute the most up-to-date reference work on Antarctic earth sciences. The book is divided into twelce sections: Gondwanaland (11 chapters), Scotia Arc Region (39, East Antarctica Shield (14), Upper Precambrian-Paleozoic Rocks (11), Paleontology (8), Igneous Rocks (14), Structural Geology and Tectonics (9), Mineral Deposits (4), Crustal Structure (13), Subglacial Morphology (4), Marine Geology (8), and Cenozoic History (16). The volume is generously illustrated with photographs and line drawings and includes a large color geologic map of the continent.
Type of Medium:
Monograph available for loan
1172 S. : Ill., graph. Darst. : 29 cm
International Union of Geological Sciences : Series B 4