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The Carboniferous Timescale

Product Code: SP512
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S.G. Lucas, J-W. Schneider, X. Wang and S. Nikolaeva
Publication Date: 10 May 2022 (not yet published)
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Special Publication 512

Selected articles available via Online First from the Lyell Collection. What is Online First?

The Carboniferous was the time of the assembly of Pangaea by the collision of the Gondwanan and Larussian supercontinents, and the principal interval of the late Paleozoic ice ages. These tectonic and climatic events caused dramatic sea-level fluctuations and climate changes and produced a Carboniferous world that was diverse topographically and climatologically, perhaps only rivalled in that diversity by the late Cenozoic world. Furthermore, the Carboniferous was a time of the accumulation of vast coal deposits of great economic and societal significance. The temporal ordering of geological and biotic events during Carboniferous time thus is critical to the interpretation of some unique and pivotal events in Earth history. This temporal ordering is based on the Carboniferous timescale, which has been developed and refined for nearly two centuries. This book reviews the history of the development of the Carboniferous chronostratigraphic scale and includes comprehensive analyses of Carboniferous radioisotopic ages, magnetostratigraphy, isotope-based correlations, cyclostratigraphy and timescale-relevant marine and non-marine biostratigraphy and biochronology.

Type: Book
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Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205421
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
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