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Geology of Egypt and Libya

By: E E Tawadros

A A Balkema

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #116612 | ISBN: 905809331X
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This volume treats the geology of Egypt and Libya as one entity. The book is divided into six parts: the first part deals mainly with the tectonic framework of Egypt and Libya and discusses the main tectonic elements in the two countries. The second part discusses the geology of the Pan-African Shield, which evolved during the Precambrian and Early Cambrian times. The third part examines the Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Egypt, and reviews the stratigraphic nomenclature. The fourth part reviews the stratigraphy of Libya, in much the same way as the third part did with Egypt. The fifth part is a synthesis of the geological evolution of Egypt and Libya. An attempt is made to fit this history into global tectonics and sea-level fluctuations. The sixth part is a bibliographic list of more than 2000 references used in the compilation of the book.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Part 1: Tectonic framework of Egypt and Libya 1. Introduction; Part 2: Nubian-African Shield 2. Nubian-African Shield; Part 3: Phanerozoic geology of Egypt 3. Introduction; 4. Paleozoic; 5. Mesozoic; 6. Succession across the Maastrichtian-tertiary boundary; 7. Tertiary; 8. Tertiary-Quaternary; Part 4: Phanerozoic geology of Libya 9. Introduction; 10. Paleozoic; 11. Mesozoic; 12. Tertiary; 13. Quaternary; Part 5: Phanerozoic geological history 14. Introduction; 15. Phanerozoic; 16. Lower megasequence; 17. Middle megasequence; 18. Upper megasequence; References; Subject index.

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Ed Tawadros, Ph.D., P. Geol., is an international geological consultant presently based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He received a B.A.Sc. degree in geology from Ain Shams University, Cairo, in 1968, followed by a post-graduate Diploma in applied geology from Cairo University, an M.Sc. degree in geology from Universite de Montreal, Canada and a Ph.D. in geology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Since graduation he has worked for a number of consulting and major oil companies, including the General Petroleum Company, Cairo, Egypt, Robertsen Research Company, Canadian Superior Oil, and Mobil Oil Company, Calgary, Canada, and Sirte Oil Company, Libya. He has authored and co-authored a number of papers, including the chapter on the Middle Cambrian to Lower Ordovician in the Geoligical Atlas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. He is a member of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA).

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