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Africa's top geological sites : 35th International Geological Congress commemorative volume

Author: Richard Viljoen; M J Viljoen; C R Anhaeusser; Geological Society of South Africa.
Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa : Struik Nature, 2016.
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"Africa comprises some of the oldest and most extraordinary geology on planet Earth, which is discussed in this detailed and colourful book. Some 44 of the continent's most spectacular and interesting 'geosites' are included, from Table Mountain in the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar region in Algeria; and from the volcanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the continental fragments off the African  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Viljoen; M J Viljoen; C R Anhaeusser; Geological Society of South Africa.
ISBN: 177584448X 9781775844488
OCLC Number: 962382661
Description: 312 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction: Africa's top geological sites / Richard Viljoen --
The Victoria Falls and gorges / Andy Moore --
The citadel of Mapungubwe / Gavin Whitfield and Morris Viljoen --
The Chinamhora Batholith of Zimbabwe / Forbes Mugumbate --
The Mataobo Hills of Zimbabwe / Tim Broderick and Paul Hubbard --
The Chimanimani Mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique / Sharad Master --
The Gorongosa of Mozambique / Roger Scoon --
The northeastern escarpment of South Africa / Morris Viljoen --
The eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex / Roger Scoon and Morris Viljoen --
The Barberton-Makhonjwa Mountainland /Carl Anhaeusser --
The Pilanesberg Alkaline Complex / Jos Lurie[character omitted] and Rochard Viljoen --
Evolution of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg / Greg Botha and Stefan Grab --
Karoo dolerite intrusions / Julian March --
Glossopteris in South Africa / Rose Prevec --
The Karoo Supergroup / Jonah Choiniere and Bruce Rubidge --The Cape Fold Mountains / Morris Viljoen --
Table Mountain and the Cape Peninsula / John Compton --
The Augrabies Falls region / Stephen Tooth and Gavin Whitfield --
The Richtersveld / David Reid --
The Fish River Vanyon and Nama Group of Namibia / Gisela Hinder, Patricia Vickers-Rich, Paul van Schalkwyk[character omitted] and Gabi Schneider --
The Namib Desert of southwestern Africa / Gabi Schneider and Paul van Schalkwy[character omitted] --
The Brandberg and other inselbergs of Namibia / Gabi Schneider and Paul van Schalkwky[character omitted] --
The wonders of the Otavi Mountainland of Namibia / Gabi Schneider --
The natural wonders of Pedras Negras in Angola / Sarien Lategan and Pieter van Wyk --
Africa's impact heritage / Wolf Uwe Reimold and Roger Gibson --
The great inland deltas of Africa / Terence McCarthy --
The Tsodilo Hills of Botswana / Mike de Wit and Mike Main --
Hominin sites of Africa / Francis Thackeray, Morris Viljoen and Martin Pickford --
The Danakil Depression of Ethiopia / Asfawossen Asrat --
The Ethiopian Highlands / Asfawossen Asrat --
The Gregory Rift valley and Neogene-Holocene volcanism in northern Tanzania / Roger Scoon --
Mount Meru in northern Tanzania / Roger Scoon --
Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania / Genevieve Pearson --
The Western Rift branch / Damien Delvaux --
The Ruwenzori Mountains of Central Africa / Sharad Master --
Surreal landscape of the White Desert of Egypt / Sharad Master --
The Hand of Fatima / Sharad Master --
The Hoggar, Tassilis and Tadrart Acacus of Algeria and Lybia / Sharad Master --
The Tibesti Mastiff of Chad and Lydia / Sharad Master --
The natural arches of the Ennedi Plateau in northeastern Chad / Sharad Master --
The enigmatic Richat Structure in Mauritania / Sharad Master --
The Atlantic Ocean volcanic island / Rita Caldeira --
The Indian Ocean island / Lewis Ashwal --
The Bazaruto archipelago of Mozambique / Greg Botha, Simon Armitage and Geoff Duller --
African treasures / Bruce Cairncross.
Responsibility: [editors] Richard Viljoen, Morris Viljoen and Carl Anhaeusser.

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"Africa comprises some of the oldest and most extraordinary geology on planet Earth, which is discussed in this detailed and colourful book. Some 44 of the continent's most spectacular and interesting 'geosites' are included, from Table Mountain in the south to the eroded necks and plugs of the Hoggar region in Algeria; and from the volcanic islands of the Atlantic Ocean to the continental fragments off the African east coast. Each site is authored by a geologist (or specialist in a related field) with in-depth knowledge about the particular feature or landform: how it formed and developed, its current geological status, ecological impact, and its archaeological and cultural interest. Supported with many photographs, maps, satellite images and explanatory illustrations, the text is accessible to geologists and lay enthusiasts alike, unpacking the how's and whys of Africa's most intriguing landforms, sites and geological features."--Provided by publisher.

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