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The geology of Australia

Author: D P Johnson
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides a vivid and informative account of the evolution of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years. This second edition features two new chapters, covering the evolution of life on earth while emphasising the fossil record in Australia, and providing a geological perspective on climate change.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D P Johnson
ISBN: 9780521767415 0521767415
OCLC Number: 1030991976
Notes: Previous ed.: 2004.
Description: xii, 348 p. : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Australian perspective --
2. The Earth: a geology primer --
3. Building the core of Precambrian rocks --
4. Warm times: tropical corals and arid lands --
5. Icehouse: Carboniferous and Permian glaciation --
6. Mesozoic warming: the great inland plains and seas --
7. Birth of modern Australia: flowering plants, mammals and deserts --
8. History and evolution of life on Earth --
9. Eastern highlands and volcanoes barely extinct --
10. Building the continental shelf and coastlines --
11. Great Barrier Reef --
12. Planets, moons, meteorites and impact craters --
13. A geological perspective on climate change --
14. Cycles in a continental journey.
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