The Geology of Australia


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This book documents the rich and spectacular heritage of the Australian
continent over the last 4400 million years. Now in its third edition,
The Geology of Australia provides a comprehensive overview of
Australia’s geology, landscapes and Earth resources. Beginning with the
Precambrian rocks that hold clues to the origins of life and the
development of an oxygenated atmosphere, it goes on to cover the warm
seas, volcanism and episodes of mountain building that formed the
eastern third of the Australian continent. This illuminating history
details the breakup of the supercontinents Rodinia and Gondwana, the
times of previous glaciations, the development of climates and
landscapes in modern Australia, and the creation of the continental
shelves and coastlines. This third edition features two new chapters on
geological time and Paleozoic orogenic rock systems and mountain
building, and new and updated illustrations and full-colour images.

  • The only contemporary book that provides comprehensive coverage of Australian geology in a single volume
  • Provides an understanding and perspective of Australia’s very
    rich geological heritage in the rocks and landscapes in which we live
  • This revised edition includes new and updated illustrations, and full-colour images

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