The Making of a Land: Geology of Norway

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Ivar B. Ramberg
Geological Society of London, 2008 - Science - 624 pages
"The Making of a Land - Geology of Norway" takes the reader on a journey in geological time, from primordial times to the present day. A fantastic journey from the summits of Norway's spectacular rugged and weather-beaten mountains to the riches concealed in the sedimentary rocks on the continental shelf. This book displays the treasures of Norwegian geology for everyone to see. Norway's geological resources represent the foundation of its welfare state. During several centuries first the mining, and then the oil industries have been economic mainstays, and this will continue in the future. The book presents a description both of Norway and the planet we inhabit and depend on for our survival. It is lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps from all over the country.

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I have traveled in Norway for several summers and want ed to know a little more about the geology I was seeing. this is the definitive work and I treated myself to the printed book after reading a bit on google books. It has fabulous photos and illustration. I found it quite technical and orientated to the serious geology enthusiast, there is no dumbing down here which I personally liked. Not being a serious enthusiast myself I still found there was a wealth of information here that was accessible for a beginner. It will keep me amused for years to come.  

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good book man. sweet


Introduction Page
The Precambrian Page
Breakup of the Precambrian continent Page
The Lower Palaeozoic Page
Creation of a mountain chain Page
The mountain chain rebounds and founders Page
Volcanoes and faulting in an arid climate Page
Vast lowland plains coal and salt Page
From desert to alluvial plain from land to sea Page

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Published by Norsk Geologisk Forening

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