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The Geology of Central Europe, Volume 2 - Mesozoic and Cenozoic (Paperback)

Product Code: CEV2P
Series: GSL Geology of - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by T McCann
Publication Date: 29 August 2008
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Volume 2 of 2  (Paperback)

This two-volume set provides the first comprehensive account in English of the geology of Central Europe. Written by more than 200 scientists from universities and research centres spread across Europe and North America, the 21 chapters are based on the main stratigraphic periods. Individual chapters outline the evolution of the region divided into a variety of sections which include overviews of the stratigraphic framework, climate, sea-level variations, palaeogeography and magmatic activity. These are followed by more detailed descriptions of the Central European succession, covering the main basins and magmatic provinces. Each chapter is thoroughly referenced, providing a unique and valuable information source.

Volume 2 provides an overview of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic evolution of Central Europe. This period commenced with the destruction of Pangaea and ended with the formation of the Alps and Carpathians and the subsequent Ice Ages. Separate summary chapters on the Permian to Cretaceous tectonics and the Alpine evolution are also included. The final chapter provides an overview of the fossils fuels, ore and industrial minerals in the region.

The Geology of Central Europe is a key reference work suitable not only for libraries across the world, but of interest to all researchers, teachers and students of European Geology.

'Central Europe' has a broad definition in these volumes including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, eastern France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

Also available in hardback

Volume 1 available in paperback or hardback

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-265-6
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Weight: 2.25 kg


  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributing authors
  • Triassic, S Feist-Burkhardt, A E Götz, J Szulc, R Borkhataria, M Geluk, J Haas, J Hornung, P Jordan, O Kempf, J Michalík, J Nawrocki, L Reinhardt, W Ricken, H-G Röhling, T Rüffer, Á Török & R Zühlke
  • Jurassic, G Pieńkowski, M E Schudack, P Bosák, R Enay, A Feldman-Olszewska, J Golonka, J Gutowski, GFW Herngreen, P Jordan, M Krobicki, B Lathuiliere, R R Leinfelder, J Michalík, E Mönnig, N Noe-Nygaard, J Pálfy, A Pint, M W Rasser, A G Reisdorf, D U Schmid, G Schweigert, F Surlyk, A Wetzel & T E Wong
  • Cretaceous, S Voigt, M Wagreich, F Surlyk, I Walaszczyk, D Uličný, S Čech, T Voigt, F Wiese, M Wilmsen, B Niebuhr, M Reich, H Funk, J Michalík, J W M Jagt, P J Felder & A S Schulp
  • Permian to Cretaceous tectonics M Scheck-Wenderoth, P Krzywiec, R Zühlke, Y Maystrenko & N Froitzheim
  • Palaeogene and Neogene, M W Rasser, M Harzhauser, O Y Anistratenko, V V Anistratenko, D Bassi, M Belak, J-P Berger, G Bianchini, S Čičić, V Ćosović, N Doláková, K Drobne, S Filipescu, K Gürs, Š Hladilová, H Hrvatović, B Jelen, J R Kasiński, M Kováč, P Kralj, T Marjanac, E Márton, P Mietto, A Moro, A Nagymarosy, J H Nebelsick, S Nehyba, B Ogorelec, N Oszczypko, D Pavelić, R Pavlovec, J Pavšič, P Petrová, M Piwocki, M Poljak, N Pugliese, R Redžepović, H Rifelj, R Roetzel, D Skaberne, L Sliva, G Standke, G Tunis, D Vass, M Wagreich & F Wesselingh
  • Alpine tectonics, of the Alps and Western Carpathians N Froitzheim, D Plašienka & R Schuster
  • Alpine tectonics north of the Alps, K Reicherter, N Froitzheim, M Jarosiński, J Badura, H-J Franzke, M Hansen, C Hübscher, R Müller, P Poprawa, J Reinecker, W Stackebrandt, T Voigt, H von Eynatten & W Zuchiewicz
  • Quaternary, T Litt, H-U Schmincke, M Frechen & C Schlüchter
  • Fossil fuels, ore and industrial minerals, H G Dill, R F Sachsenhofer, P Grecula, T Sasvári, L A Palinkaš, S Borojević-Šoštarić, S Strmić-Palinkaš, W Prochaska, G Garuti, F Zaccarini, D Arbouille & H-M Schulz
  • (Mineral and Energy Resources of Central Europe (map 1:2 500 000) CD on inside back cover)
  • Index


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