96 pages, 8 plates with colour illustrations
Language: Bilingual in English and Chinese
This book introduces the geologic investigation route for the 30th International Geology Conference which will be held in China. South Sichuan, an important geologic scenic area in Sichuan Province, includes a group of caves of dinosaur fossils in Zigong which are of have extremely high value to science, a grand karst landscape, and a number of worthwhile natural and artificial sights.
The planned route starts from Chengdu, through Zigong, Yibin, Junlian, Gongxian, Xingwen, Changning and other cities or counties, and returns to Chengdu. The main investigative contents are the dinosaur fossils of Dashanpu (Zigong), the history of the development of the ancient salt industry, and the karst landforms at Junlian and Xingwen. In addition, the planned scenic spots include Zigong City,Yibin City, the Hanging Coffins of the Bo Nationality in Gongxian, and the "Immense Bamboo Forest" in southern Sichuan.
This book introduces the development and study of the region's history, its formation, a geologic and physiographic survey and characteristics of the above-mentioned landscapes, and gives in detail the investigative route, time, and board and lodging places. This Chinese -English bilingual guidebook is easy to understand with excellent pictures and compositions. Therefore, it is suitable not only for geologists from home and abroad, but also for geoscience amateurs, and universities or high school students.
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