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Author Faure, Gunter.
Title The transantarctic mountains : rocks, ice, meteorites and water / Gunter Faure, Teresa M. Mensing.
Imprint Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2010.

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Author Faure, Gunter.
Subject Geology -- Antarctica -- Transantarctic Mountains.
Transantarctic Mountains (Antarctica)
Transantarctic Mountains (Antarctica) -- Discovery and exploration.
Alt Name Mensing, Teresa M.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 804 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Chapter 1: The Exploration of Antarctica; Chapter 2: Antarctica: The Continent; Chapter 3: Southern Victoria Land; Basement Rocks; Chapter 4: Northern Victoria Land; Chapter 5: Central Transantarctic Mountains; Chapter 6: The Queen Maud Mountains; Chapter 7: Horlick Mountains; Chapter 8: The Far-Eastern Mountains; Chapter 9: From Rodinia to Gondwana; Chapter 10: The Beacon Supergroup; Chapter 11: Beacon Supergroup; Special topics; Chapter 12: The Ferrar Group: Kirkpatrick Basalt; Chapter 13: Ferrar Group: Dolerite Sills and the Dufek Intrusion; Chapter 14: Kirwan Volcanics, Queen Maud Land.
Summary This book is intended for Earth scientists who want to do fieldwork in the Transantarctic Mountains or who are interested in the geology of this region. The Transantarctic Mountains are relevant even from a global perspective because most of the rocks of which they are composed formed at a time when Antarctica was an integral part of the supercontinent of Gondwana, which subsequently broke apart during the Mesozoic Era to form the continents of the southern hemisphere. The first two chapters summarize the history of exploration of Antarctica leading up to the signing of the Antarctic Treaty (C.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789048193905 (electronic bk.)
9048193907 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 676700680
Additional Format Print version: Faure, Gunter. Transantarctic Mountains. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2010 9781402084065 (OCoLC)471803434

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