Cratons and Fold Belts of India - Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 127 (Hardback)Ram Sharma (author)
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Cratons and Fold Belts of India, is a unique attempt at presenting geological characteristics and evolution of the fold belts and the cratonic areas of the Indian shield. The author has evaluated the different evolutionary models for each fold belt in light of all the currently available geological and geochronological informations that are clearly listed. Shortcomings, if any, of each model are stated and a viable geodynamic model is presented for each fold belt. The book is self-contained - it includes an introduction to the processes of mountain building, especially plate tectonics theory with its application to the evolution of the Himalaya as an illustrative example - so that the reader can better appreciate the novel approach to the evolution of Proterozoic fold belts. The author eschews a detailed account of the fold belts for a clear description of all the concepts that go into building models. It is primarily written for graduate students, teachers and for those geoscientists who aspire to know all about the Indian shield.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 732 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.
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