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Title Continental evolution : the geology of Morocco : structure, stratigraphy and tectonics of the Africa-Atlantic-Mediterranean triple junction / André Michard [and others] (eds.)
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 424 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color)
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 116
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 116
Contents An outline of the geology of Morocco / A. Michard [and others] --- The pan-African belt / D. Gasquet [and others] --- The Variscan belt / A. Michard [and others] --- The Atlas system / D. Frizon de Lamotte [and others] --- The Rif belt / A. Chalouan [and others] --- Atlantic basins / M. Hafid [and others] -- The Cretaceous-Tertiary plateaus / S. Zouhri [and others] --- The Quaternary deposits of Morocco / J.-C. Plaziat [and others] --- Major steps in the geological discovery of Morocco / Y. Missenard, A. Michard and M. Durand-Delga --- Conclusion : continental evolution in western Maghreb / A. Michard [and others]
Summary Morocco is one of the most fascinating lands in the world from the point of view of its geological structure and evolution. Our knowledge on the geology of the country has been greatly improved during the last decades, based on numerous seismic profiles and boreholes, seismological analysis of focal mechanisms, seismic tomography, gravimetric/geodetic modelling and, on the other hand, based on a big National Program of Geological Mapping including modern geochemical analyses (trace elements) and reliable isotopic datings (39Ar-40Ar, U-Pb zircon, Sm-Nd, etc). Moreover, a number of academic studies have been performed in relation with the increasing number of Moroccan universities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Geology -- Morocco.
Geology, Structural -- Morocco.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
Form Electronic book
Author Michard, André, editor
ISBN 3540770763
Other Titles Geology of Morocco