The Ocean Basins and Margins: Volume 8: The Tethys Ocean
Alan E.M. Nairn, Francis Greenough Stehli, Luc-Emmanuel Ricou, Bruno Vrielynck, Jean Dercourt
Springer US, Aug 31, 1996 - Science - 530 pages
''A voluminous encyclopedia of Tethyan geology and, as such, it provides an invaluable source of information for those interested in this region, and Earth history in general...The book is a must for the libraries of universities and geologic institutions.'' --- Palaios, October 1997 Volume 8 focuses on the Tethys oceanic realm and introduces new concepts such as 'transit plates' and 'seuils lithospheriques.' Contributors include new guides to understanding the distribution of Tethyan mineral and organic resources, and present insights into the role of carbonate platforms. Chapters are abundant with maps and illustrations.
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