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The Precambrian Earth : tempos and events

Author: P G Eriksson
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
Series: Developments in Precambrian geology, 12.
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"This book will appeal to all earth scientists interested in the evolution of our planet and the interacting genetic processes that have shaped its history."--Jacket.
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All Authors / Contributors: P G Eriksson
ISBN: 0444515062 9780444515063 0444515097 9780444515094
OCLC Number: 54512572
Description: xxiv, 941 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The early earth / editor, D.R. Nelson. Earth's formation and first billion years / D.R. Nelson. The early Precambrian stratigraphic record of large extraterrestrial impacts / B.M. Simonson, G.R. Byerly and D.R. Lowe. Strategies for finding the record of early Precambrian impact events / D.H. Abbott and J.T. Hagstrum --
Generation of continental crust / editors, D.R. Nelson and W.U. Mueller. Isua enigmas : illusive tectonic, sedimentary, volcanic and organic features of the> 3.7 Ga Isua Greenstone Belt, southwest Greenland / J.S. Myers. Geochemical diversity in volcanic rocks of the> 3.7 Ga Isua Greenstone Belt, southern West Greenland : implications for mantle composition and geodynamic processes / A. Polat, A.W. Hofmann and P.W.U. Appel. Abitibi Greenstone Belt plate tectonics : the diachrononous history of arc development, accretion and collision / R. Daigneault, W.U. Mueller and E.H. Chown. Granite formation and emplacement as indicators of Archaean tectonic processes / T.E. Zegers. Diapiric processes in the formation of Archaean continental crust, East Pilbara granite-greenstone terrane, Australia / A.H. Hickman and M.J. Van Kranendonk. Early Archaean crustal collapse structures and sedimentary basin dynamics / W. Nijman and S.T. de Vries. Crustal growth rates / N.T. Arndt --
Tectonism and mantle plumes through time / editors, P.G. Eriksson and O. Catuneanu. Precambrian superplume events / K.C. Condie. Large Igneous Province record through time / R.E. Ernst, K.L. Buchan and A. Prokoph. Episodic crustal growth during catastrophic global-scale mantle overturn events / D.R. Nelson. An unusual Palaeoproterozoic magmatic event, the ultrapotassic Christopher Island Formation, Baker Lake Group, Nunavut, Canada : Archaean mantle metasomatism and Palaeoproterozoic mantle reactivation / B.L. Cousens, J.R. Chiarenzelli and LB. Aspler. A commentary on Precambrian plate tectonics / P.G. Eriksson and O. Catuneanu. Precambrian ophiolites / J.R. Chiarenzelli and E.M. Moores. The Limpopo Belt of southern Africa : a Neoarchaean to Palaeoproterozoic orogen / A.J. Bumby and R. van der Merwe. Geodynamic crustal evolution and long-lived supercontinents during the Palaeoproterozoic : evidence from granulite-gneiss belts, collisional and accretionary orogens / M.V. Mints and A.N. Konilov. Formation of a late Mesoproterozoic supercontinent : the South Africa-East Antarctica connection / H.E. Frimmel. A mechanism for explaining rapid continental motion in the late Neoproterozoic / J.G. Meert and E. Tamrat --
Precambrian volcanism : an independent variable through time / editor, W.U. Mueller. Terminology of volcaniclastic and volcanic rocks / W.U. Mueller and J.D.L. White. Komatiites : volcanology, geochemistry and textures. Physical volcanology of komatiites / W.U. Mueller. Komatiite geochemistry / J. Dostal and W.U. Mueller. Textures in komatiites and variolitic basalts / N.T. Arndt and A.D. Fowler. Archaean and Proterozoic greenstone belts' setting and evolution / P.C. Thurston and L.D. Ayres. Explosive subaqueous volcanism / J.D.L. White. Archaean calderas / W.U. Mueller [and others] --
The evolution of the Precambrian atmosphere : carbon isotopic evidence from the Australian continent / editors, P.G. Eriksson and W. Altermann. Archaean atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere / H. Ohmoto. Evolution of the Precambrian atmosphere : carbon isotopic evidence from the Australian continent / J.F. Lindsay and M.D. Brasier. Precambrian iron-formation / A.F. Trendall and J.G. Blockley. The Precambrian sulphur isotope record of evolving atmospheric oxygen / T.W. Lyons, L.C. Kah and A.M. Gellatly. Earth's two great Precambrian glaciations : aftermath of the "Snowball Earth" hypothesis / G.M. Young. The paradox of Proterozoic glaciomarine deposition, open seas and strong seasonality near the palaeo-equator : global implications / G.E. Williams. Neoproterozoic sedimentation rates and timing of glaciations --
a southern African perspective / H.E. Frimmel. Earth's Precambrian rotation and the evolving lunar orbit : implications of tidal rhythmite data for palaeogeophysics / G.E. Williams. Ancient climatic and tectonic settings inferred from palaeosols developed on igneous rocks / H.W. Nesbitt and G.M. Young. Aggressive Archaean weathering / P.L Corcoran and W.U. Mueller --
Evolution of life and Precambrian bio-geology / editor, W. Altermann. Earth's earliest biosphere : status of the hunt / J.W. Schopf. Evolving life and its effect on Precambrian sedimentation / W. Altermann. Microbial origin of Precambrian carbonates : lessons from modern analogues / J. Kazmierczak, S. Kempe and W Altermann. Precambrian stromatolites : problems in definition, classification, morphology and stratigraphy / W. Altermann. Precambrian geology and exobiology / F. Westall --
Sedimentation through time / editor, P.G. Eriksson. Introduction / P.G. Eriksson, A.J. Bumby and M. Popa. Sedimentary structures : an essential key for interpreting the Precambrian rock record / J.A. Donaldson, L.B. Aspler and J.R. Chiarenzelli. Archaean sedimentary sequences / P.L. Corcoran and W.U. Mueller. Discussion of selected techniques and problems in the field mapping and interpretation of Archaean clastic metasedimentary rocks of the Superior Province, Canada / J.R. Devaney. Precambrian tidalites : recognition and significance / K.A. Eriksson and E.L. Simpson. Sedimentary dynamics of Precambrian aeolianites / E.L. Simpson [and others] Early Precambrian epeiric seas / P.G. Eriksson, A.J. Bumby and P. Mostert. Precambrian rivers / D.G.F. Long. Microbial mats in the siliciclastic rock record : a summary of diagnostic features / J. Schieber. Microbial mat features in sandstones illustrated / S. Sarkar, S. Banerjee and P.G. Eriksson. Sedimentation rates / P.G. Eriksson [and others] Commentary / P.G. Eriksson and M.A. Martins-Neto --
Sequence stratigraphy and the Precambrian / editor, O. Catuneanu. Concepts of sequence stratigraphy / O. Catuneanu, A.F. Embry and P.G. Eriksson. Development and sequences of the Athabasca Basin, early Proterozoic, Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada / P. Ramaekers and O. Catuneanu. Third-order sequence stratigraphy in the Palaeoproterozoic Daspoort Formation (Pretoria Group, Transvaal Supergroup), Kaapvaal Craton / P.G. Eriksson and O. Catuneanu --
Towards a synthesis / P.G. Eriksson [and others].
Series Title: Developments in Precambrian geology, 12.
Responsibility: edited by P.G. Eriksson [and others].
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