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Geological Atlas of Africa: With Notes on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards, Geosites and Geoscientific Education of Each Country (Paperback)
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Geological Atlas of Africa: With Notes on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards, Geosites and Geoscientific Education of Each Country (Paperback)

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T is atlas is intended primarily for anybody who is in-some background for the arrangement of how the terested in basic geology of Africa. Its originality lies atlas was done. T e second chapter is devoted to the in the fact that the regional geology of each African history of geological mapping in Africa, necessary nation or territory is reviewed country-wise by maps for a fuller appreciation of why this work in Africa is and text, a view normally not presented in textbooks worth doing. Chapter 3 provides an executive s- of regional geology. It is my belief, that there has long mary on the stratigraphy and tectonics of Africa as a been a need in universities and geological surveys, whole, i. e. in the context of no political boundaries. both in Africa and in the developed world, for sum- T e main part of the atlas lies in Chapter 4, where in marizing geological maps and an accompanying basic alphabetical order each African country or territory text utilising the enormous fund of knowledge that is presented by a digitized geological overview map has been accumulated since the beginning of geologi- and an accompanying text on its respective strat- th cal research in Africa in the mid-19 century. I hope raphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards and that, in part, the present atlas may satisfy this need. geosites. A short list of relevant references is also a- ed.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783662500095
Number of pages: 307
Weight: 1138 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 2nd ed. 200


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"The aim was simple: to assimilate basic geological facts for each African country, in order to give the regional geologist a digestible starting point for future research. The book, which is printed in full colour on high quality, glossy paper, is in A4 format and organized into four chapters. ... the book is very attractive to a wider audience and shouldn't miss the office table community. The Geological Atlas of Africa is a worthwhile addition to the regional literature on African geology." (Daniel Paul le Heron, Geological Magazine, Vol. 144 (2), 2007)

From the reviews of the second edition: "Creating an atlas that presents its maps and information in an original way is difficult, but is exactly the goal Schluter lays out in the ... Geological Atlas of Africa. ... The maps are brilliantly and clearly coloured and well-labelled. ... The generic title is testament to the fact that this atlas is the first of its kind and thus deserves a place in any map library collection ... . It can be user-friendly ... for those studying one specific country ... ." (Michael Karabinos, Journal of Spatial Science, Vol. 54 (2), 2009) "The second edition of the Geological Atlas of Africa is a very polished piece of work and will be of benefit to anyone who needs a basic geological overview of African countries and territories. I would certainly recommend it as a library reference for attracting students in African geology. ... the Geological Atlas of Africa provides a basic database to initiate new scientific research projects in Africa. This may help to promote African Earth sciences both within the continent and outside." (Guido Meinhold, Geological Magazine, Vol. 147 (2), 2010)

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