China - Stratigraphy, Paleogeography and Tectonics
all such systems are important, the Proterozoic column This volume concerns the geology of China, and it examinesthat concern by expositionsofthe stratigraphy, possibly is unique in its continuous sedimentary devel- the paleogeography,and the tectonics ofthat remarkable opment and in its reference section of global rank. In paleogeography, this volume describes and illustra- country. In this sense, therefore, our aims and purposes are explicit in the title. The senior author and his tes first the broad distribution of Proterozoic deposits. colleagues, furthermore, do not have in mind any special Succeeding descriptions and illustrations trace the ebb and flow of shallow marine waters across China as or specific audience. This volume is quite simply for all geologists. By far the majority will be those whose Phanerozoic time of more than 600 million years elapses native tongue is English, or those who understand from the beginning of the Cambrian to the present. In structure, this volume emphasizes the importance English. Not to be overlooked, moreover, is the large number ofChinese geologists who not only read English of paraplatforms, platforms, geosynclines, and great but also who themselves write studies in English that east-west zones of fracture in the Precambian, also the appear in publications in both their homeland and effects of these early structural elements on structure abroad. in the ensuing Phanerozoic. In the Phanerozoic itself, north-south stress developed in the pre-Phanerozoic A constantly growing interest in the geology of China continued through much of the Paleozoic.
- Hardback | 188 pages
- 218 x 286 x 18mm | 762.03g
- 31 Jul 1991
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 1991 ed.
- XI, 188 p.
Table of contents
I Introduction.- Physical Geography.- II Stratigraphy and Paleontology.- Sources.- Symbols.- Pre-Sinian.- General (Tables II-2 and II-3).- Distribution.- Definition of Pre-Sinian.- Type Section.- Magmatic Activity.- Sinian.- Distribution and Facies.- Magmatic Activity.- Paleozoic.- General.- Faunal Zones.- Cambrian System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology and Paleogeography.- Ordovician System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Faunal Boundaries.- Paleoecology and Paleogeography.- Silurian System.- Distribution.- Facies.- Type Section.- Distribution, Paleoecology and Paleogeography.- Biogeographic Realms.- Boreal Realm.- Tethyan Realm.- Australo-Pacific Realm.- Mixed Faunas.- Devonian System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology and Paleogeography.- Carboniferous System.- Distribution and Facies.- Lower Carboniferous:.- Distribution and Facies.- Middle Carboniferous:.- Distribution and Facies.- Upper Carboniferous:.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology and Paleogeography.- Permian System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology-Paleogeography.- Magmatism.- Mesozoic.- General Stratigraphy.- General Tectonic Pattern.- Mesozoic Floral Groups.- Triassic System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology and Paleogeography.- Jurassic System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology, Paleogeography, and Magmatism.- Cretaceous System.- Distribution and Facies.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology, Paleogeography, and Magmatism.- Cenozoic.- Tertiary System.- Distribution.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology, Paleogeography, and Magmatism.- Overview of Jurassic Through Pliocene History, Eastern China.- Quarternary System.- Distribution.- Type Sections.- Paleoecology, Paleogeography, and Magmatism.- III Tectonics and Structure of China.- Geosynclines and Geotectonic Cycles.- Tectonic and Structural History: Resume.- Mesozoic-Cenozoic.
' This book will be most useful for those whose main intent is to have access to summary stratigraphic information for the people's Republic of China.' Economic Geology 87:5 1992