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A Global Synthesis of the Ordovician System: Part 2

Product Code: SP533
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by T. Servais, D.A.T. Harper, B. Lefebvre, I. G. Percival
Publication Date: 08 June 2023
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Special Publication 533 

The Ordovician was one of the longest of the geological periods, characterized by major magmatic and tectonic activity, an immense biodiversification, swings in climate and sea levels, and the first Phanerozoic mass extinction. ‘A Global Synthesis of the Ordovician System’ is presented in two volumes in The Geological Society, Special Publications. Whereas the first volume (SP532) concentrates on general aspects and a synthesis of the Ordovician geology of Europe, this volume (SP533) includes reviews of Ordovician successions of most other parts of the world. The classic successions of the Ordovician basins of North America are presented, as well as those of China where several of the Ordovician Global Boundary Stratotype Sections and Points are defined. The volume also includes syntheses of the Ordovician geology of Africa, South America, most regions of Asia from the Near to the Far East along with Central Asia, as well as Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica.

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Related title: A Global Synthesis of the Ordovician System: Part 1 (Special Publication 532)

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Published on the Lyell Collection 18/05/2023.

Type: Book
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Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205896
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 618
Weight: 1.4 kg


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