07.06.2017

AN INTRODUCTION TO MARINE GEOLOGY

An Introduction to Marine Geology

Author(s) M. J. Keen
Publisher Pergamon Press
Date 1968
Pages 288
Format pdf
Size 4 Mb
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In this publication the author has made a nice attempt to present the account of several important aspects of the marine geology and geophysics sciences. In fact, the content of the volume is a sort of account of the rocks located at the very bottom of the sea. Of course, the readers who have no professional background in geology may actually find the terminology used in the text of this volume quire confusing, that's why the author has provided some very basic introduction in the first chapter of his work.

The appendices provide readers with the brief descriptions of the minerals forming the rocks and a good informative summary of the geological timescale. The book starts with the explanation of the geophysical techniques applied to the seafloor exploration, followed by the chapter dedicated to the topology of the seafloor. The following chapters are dealing with the pelagic and abyssal plain sediments plus movements of the seafloor.

Remaining chapters are focusing on the igneous rocks, ocean basin structure, polar wandering and continental drift. In short, the book is quite rare and providing interested readers with wealth of really useful information on marine geology they may require for further study and researches in this field.

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