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|Other authors / contributors:||Siegesmund, Siegfried, editor.|
Basei, Miguel Angelo Stipp, editor.
Oyhantçabal, Pedro, editor.
Oriolo, Sebastian, editor.
|Digital file characteristics:||text file PDF|
|Notes:||Includes bibliographical references.|
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 6, 2018).
|Summary:||"This book focuses on the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana and presents state-of-the-art insights into its evolution. It addresses the diachronic assembly of continental fragments derived from the break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent later amalgamated to build SW Gondwana during the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian transition, which on a global scale includes parts of present-day South America, Africa and Madagascar. The book presents 24 state-of-the-art reviews including the most crucial controversies. Most experienced scientists about the geology of SW Gondwana from Europe, Africa, South America and Australia present contributions on key areas addressing the interactions between the main cratons and fold belts on both sides of the South Atlantic Ocean. Chapters related to the geology of the major Archean- Paleoproterozoic cratons and Neoproterozoic Brasiliano/Pan-African fold belts enable readers to gain an in-depth understanding of the tectonometamorphic and magmatic evolution of SW Gondwana. The book covers a wide range of issues including metallogenetic, sedimentary, paleobiological and paleoclimatic processes and allows a deep insight into this key period of the Earth's evolution."--Publisher's description.|
This book highlights the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana and presents state-of-the-art insights into its evolution. It summarizes the geological evolution of Southwest (SW) Gondwana, which comprises parts of South America, Africa, Madagascar, Antarctica, India and Australia and describes the diachronic assembly of continent fragments derived from the break-up of the Rodinia supercontinent during the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian transition. Reviews written by experts in the geology of key areas in the major Paleoproterozoic-Archean Cratons and Neoproterozoic Brasiliano (Pan-African) fold belts on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean enable readers to gain an in-depth understanding of the evolution of Southwest Gondwana. The book also provides a basis for reconstructing the tectonic regimes associated with the different stages that led to the establishment of Southwest Gondwana.
|Other form:||Print version: Geology of Southwest Gondwana. Cham, Switzerland : Springer,  3319689193 9783319689197|