Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124055125
  • ISBN-13: 9780124055124
  • DDC: 551.19
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 348 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Written by one of Korea's most respected earth scientists, Geology and Sedimentology of the Korean Peninsula analyzes sedimentary facies, basin evolution, and sequence stratigraphy to provide answers to depositional processes and environmental changes through the Earth's history, including tectonic events, climate changes, and sea-level fluctuations. This is one of the first books covering the geology of the Korean peninsula. It offers an in-depth exploration of this region, which also allows comparison with sedimentary basins around the world. This is an important book for students, researchers, and professionals working in the geography of East Asia. The study of sedimentary basins can help advance basic understanding of how the Earth's crust developed, as well as offer insights into the influence of environmental and climate change. Sedimentary basins are also of interest due to their importance in the exploration and recovery of natural resources, including oil and gas, water, and industrial minerals.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Tectonic Setting.
3: Phanerozoic Granites.
4: Okcheon Basin.
5: Taebaeksan Basin.
6: North China Platform in Shandong Province.
7: Pyeongan Supergroup.
8: Tectonic Evolution.
9: Gyeongsang Arc System.
10: Other Cretaceous Basins.
11: Tertiary Basins.
12: East Sea.
13: Jeju Island.
14: Yellow Sea.
15: Summary.