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The Geology of Australia, 3rd Edition

David Johnson and Robert Henderson


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ISBN / EAN: 9781107432413
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  • Paperback
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PUBLISHED: 6th September 2016
ISBN: 9781107432413

Annotation

From Uluru to the Great Dividing Range, The Geology of Australia explores the timeless forces that have shaped this continent.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and units; 1. An Australian perspective; 2. The Earth: a geology primer; 3. Telling geological time; 4. Building the core of Precambrian rocks: the cratons; 5. Paleozoic orogenic rock systems and mountain building; 6. Warm times: tropical corals and arid lands; 7. Icehouse: Carboniferous and Permian glaciation; 8. Mesozoic warming: the great inland plains and seas; 9. Birth of modern Australia: flowering plants, mammals and deserts; 10. Fossils and the Australian record of past life in context; 11. Eastern highlands and volcanoes barely extinct; 12. Building the continental shelf and coastlines; 13. Great Barrier Reef: a unique part of the continental shelf; 14. Cycles in a continental journey; Epilogue; Sources and references; Index.

Product Details

Author
David Johnson, Robert Henderson
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Year
2016
Edition
3rd
ISBN-10
1107432413
ISBN-13
9781107432413
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
GEOLOGY OF AUSTRALIA 3/E
Language
English
Media
Book
Illustrations
Yes
Pages
384
Publication Date
2016-09-06
Textbook
1