The Geology of Australia

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Cambridge University Press, 06.09.2016
This book documents the rich and spectacular heritage of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years. Now in its third edition, The Geology of Australia provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's geology, landscapes and Earth resources. Beginning with the Precambrian rocks that hold clues to the origins of life and the development of an oxygenated atmosphere, it goes on to cover the warm seas, volcanism and episodes of mountain building that formed the eastern third of the Australian continent. This illuminating history details the breakup of the supercontinents Rodinia and Gondwana, the times of previous glaciations, the development of climates and landscapes in modern Australia, and the creation of the continental shelves and coastlines. This third edition features two new chapters on geological time and Paleozoic orogenic rock systems and mountain building, and new and updated illustrations and full-colour images.
 

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An Australian perspective
1
A geology primer
23
The great canvas
69
Building the core of Precambrian rocks
85
Paleozoic orogenic rock systems
109
Tropical corals and arid lands
131
Carboniferous and Permian glaciation
147
The great inland plains and seas
171
The Australian record of past life in context
221
Volcanoes and the eastern highlands
251
Building the continental shelf and coastlines
273
Unique parts of the continental shelf
305
Cycles in Australias journey
327
Epilogue
347
Index
369
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Flowering plants mammals and deserts
195

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Über den Autor (2016)

Robert Henderson is an Emeritus Professor at James Cook University, North Queensland. He joined the academic staff of James Cook University in 1969 following a post-doctoral post as a Fulbright Fellow and Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, Massachusetts, and served as President of the Geological Society of Australia from 1998 to 2000.

David Johnson holds an adjunct position as a Senior Principal Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, North Queensland.

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