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Proterozoic East Gondwana: Super Continent Assembly and Break-up

Product Code: SP206
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by M Yoshida (Gondwana Institute for Geology & Environment, Japan), B F Windley (University of Leicester, UK) and S Dasgupta (Jadavpur University, India)
Publication Date: 15 May 2003
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This volume as a whole focuses on Late Mesoproterozoic to early Cambrian events related to Gondwanaland assembly. The 19 papers provide a comprehensive review including advanced knowledge and new data from all critical areas of east Gondwanaland. The recent knowledge of the evolution of East Gondwana which was regarded as an integral part of Mesoproterozoic super-continent Rodinia is the major theme of the volume, which is reinforced by highlighting this radical and new understanding of the evolution of East Gondwana. This volume is of use as both a text and reference book for Earth Science postgraduates, and of appeal worldwide to professional geologists with an interest in Rodinia and Gondwana.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-125-4
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-125-3
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 440
Weight: 1.25 kg

Contents

Proterozoic East Gondwans: Supercontinent Assembly and Break-up, M Yoshida, B F Windley, S Dasgupta • Supercontinents, Superplumes and Continental Growth: The Neoproterozoic Record, K C Condie • Continental Growth in the Proterozoic: A Global Perspective, B F Windley, M T D Wingate • Models of Rodinia assembly and fragmentation, S A Pisarevsky, C McA Powell, Simon Johnson, D A D Evans • Rose of Pan-African Events in the Circum-East Antarctic Orogen of East Gondwana: a critical overview, M Yoshida, J Jacobs, M Santosh, H M Rajesh • Palaeomagnetic constraints on the Proterozoic tectonic evolution of Australia, M T D Wingate, D A D Evans • Proterozoic basement provinces of southern and southwestern Australia, and their correlation with Antarctica, I C W Fitzsimons • Indo-Antarctic correlation: a perspective from the Eastern Ghats Granulite Belt, India, S Dasgupta, P Sengupta • Crustal architecture and evolution of the Eastern Ghats Belt and adjacent regions of India, C J Dobmeier, M M Raith • Proterozoic crustal evolution of southernmost India and Sri Lanka, I Braun, L M Kriegsman • The Archaean to Cambrian crustal development of East Antarctica: metamorphic characteristcs and tectonic implications, S L Harley • Pan-African Events in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica and its Inference in the East Gondwana Tectonics, Y Zhao, X H Liu, X C Liu, B Song • Proterozoic to Cambrian History of Dronning Maud Land in the Context of Gondwana Assembly, W Bauer, R J Thomas, J Jacobs • Extensional collapse of the Lape Neoproterozoic/Early Paleozoic East African/Antarctic Orogen in central Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, J Jacobs, R Klemd, C M Fanning, W Bauer, F Colombo • Development of the Arabian-Nubian shield: perspectives on accretion and deformation in the northern East African Orogen and the Assembly of Gondwana, P R Johnson, B Woldehaimanot • Neoproterozoic Dextral Faulting on the Najd Fault System, Saudi Arabia, Preceded Sinistral Faulting and Escape Tectonics Related to Closure of the Mozambique Ocean, T M Kusky, M I Matsah • Neoproterozoic Deformation in Central Madagascar: A Structural Section Through Part of the East African Orogen, A S Collins, Simon Johnson, I C W Fitzsimons, C McA Powell, B Hulscher, J Abello, T Razakamanana • The tectonic evolution of the Proterozoic Itremo Group metasediments in central Madagascar, A Fernandez, G Schreurs • A review of the Evolution of the Mozambique Belt and Implications for the amalgamation and dispersal of Rodinia and Gondwana, G H Grantham, M Maboko, B M Eglington • Proterozoic Geochronology and Tectonic Evolution of Southern Africa, R E Hanson • 

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