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Main Title Geological Atlas of Africa With Notes on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards, Geosites and Geoscientific Education of Each Country / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Schlüter, Thomas.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QE1-996.5
ISBN 9783540763734
Subjects Geology. ; Physical geography. ; Mines and mineral resources. ; Geographical information systems.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76373-4
Edition 2nd four-coloured revised and enlarged edition.
Collation XI, 307 p. online resource.
Notes
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Contents Notes
Aims and Concepts of the Atlas -- Early Geological Maps of Africa -- Tectonostratigraphic Synopsis -- Review of Countries and Teritorries. T is atlas is intended primarily for anybody who is in-some background for the arrangement of how the terested in basic geology of Africa. Its originality lies atlas was done. T e second chapter is devoted to the in the fact that the regional geology of each African history of geological mapping in Africa, necessary nation or territory is reviewed country-wise by maps for a fuller appreciation of why this work in Africa is and text, a view normally not presented in textbooks worth doing. Chapter 3 provides an executive s- of regional geology. It is my belief, that there has long mary on the stratigraphy and tectonics of Africa as a been a need in universities and geological surveys, whole, i. e. in the context of no political boundaries. both in Africa and in the developed world, for sum- T e main part of the atlas lies in Chapter 4, where in marizing geological maps and an accompanying basic alphabetical order each African country or territory text utilising the enormous fund of knowledge that is presented by a digitized geological overview map has been accumulated since the beginning of geologi- and an accompanying text on its respective strat- th cal research in Africa in the mid-19 century. I hope raphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards and that, in part, the present atlas may satisfy this need. geosites. A short list of relevant references is also a- ed.