Precambrian Evolution of the North China Craton, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124076521
  • ISBN-13: 9780124076525
  • DDC: 551.116
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 204 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The North China Craton is one of the oldest cratonic blocks in the world, containing rocks as old as 3.85 billion years. Focusing on Neoarchean mantle plumes and Paleoproterozoic plate tectonics, this book combines the results from modern geological research to provide you with a detailed synthesis of the geology, structure, and evolution of the North China Craton. It will be of value to anyone interested in the evolution of cratonic blocks and Precambrian geology as well as geoscientists interested in applying tectonic models to other cratonic blocks globally. This work will also be of interest to geologists concerned with the problems of structure and evolution of the Precambrian continents and supercontinents.The first book to apply mantle plume and plate tectonics models to understanding the Neoarchean accretion and Paleoproterozoic amalgamation of a craton. Features more than 75 geologic maps, illustrations, diagrams, and microphotographs depicting the progressive stages of the North China Craton's Precambrian evolution. Authored by one of the world's foremost experts in cratonic evolution and mantle plume and plate tectonic modeling.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Tectonic Subdivision of the North China Craton: An Outline.
2: Archean Geology of the Eastern Block.
3: Archean Geology of the Western Block.
4: Paleoproterozoic Amalgamation of the North China Craton.
5: Mesoproterozoic Accretion and Meso-Neoproterozoic Extension and Rifting of the North China Craton.