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The Geology of Japan

Series: GSL Geology of Series

By: Teresa Moreno (Editor), Simon R Wallis (Editor), Tomoko Kojima (Editor), Wes Gibbons (Editor)

522 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

Geological Society

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #231508 | ISBN-13: 9781862397439
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Hardback | Mar 2016 | #231509 | ISBN-13: 9781862397422
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About this book

It has been 25 years since publication of the most recent English language summary of the geology of Japan. Geology of Japan offers an up-to-date comprehensive guide for those interested both in the geology of the Japanese islands and geological processes of island arcs in general. It contains contributions from over 70 different eminent researchers in their fields and is divided into 12 main chapters. Each chapter includes the unique contribution of an extensive aid to the written forms of geology-related names in Japanese.


Contents; Preface; Contributors; Foreword
1. Geological evolution of Japan: an overview, A. Taira, Y. Ohara, S. R. Wallis, A. Ishiwatari & Y. Iryu
2. Regional tectonostratigraphy
      2a. Palaeozoic basement and associated cover, M. Ehiro, T. Tsujimori, K. Tsukada & M. Nuramkhaan
      2b. Pre-Cretaceous accretionary complexes, S. Kojima, Y. Hayasaka, Y. Hiroi, A. Matsuoka, H. Sano, Y. Sugamori, N. Suzuki, S. Takemura, T. Tsujimori & T. Uchino
      2c. Paired metamorphic belts of SW Japan: the geology of the Sanbagawa and Ryoke metamorphic belts and the Median Tectonic Line, S. R. Wallis & T. Okudaira
      2d. Cretaceous–Neogene accretionary units: Shimanto Belt, G. Kimura, Y. Hashimoto, A. Yamaguchi, Y. Kitamura & K. Ujiie
      2e. The Kyushu–Ryukyu Arc, K. Miyazaki, M. Ozaki, M. Saito & S. Toshimitsu
      2f. Izu–Bonin Arc, Y. Tatsumi, Y. Tamura, A. R. L. Nichols, O. Ishizuka, N. Takahashi & K. Tani
      2g. Hokkaido, H. Ueda
3. Ophiolites and ultramafic rocks, A. Ishiwatari, K. Ozawa, S. Arai, S. Ishimaru, N. Abe & M. Takeuchi
4. Granitic rocks, T. Nakajima, M. Takahashi, T. Imaoka & T. Shimura
5. Miocene–Holocene volcanism, S. Nakada, T. Yamamoto & F. Maeno
6. Neogene–Quaternary sedimentary successions, M. Ito, K. Kameo, Y. Satoguchi, F. Masuda, Y. Hiroki, O. Takano, T. Nakajima & N. Suzuki
7. Deep seismic structure, A. Hasegawa, J. Nakajima & D. Zhao
8. Crustal earthquakes, S. Toda
9. Coastal geology and oceanography, Y. Saito, K. Ikehara & T. Tamura
10. Mineral and hydrocarbon resources, Y. Watanabe, T. Takagi, N. Kaneko & Y. Suzuki
11. Engineering geology, M. Chigira, Y. Kanaori, Y. Wakizaka, H. Yoshida & Y. Miyata
12. Field geotraverse, geoparks and geomuseums, W. Gibbons, T. Moreno & T. Kojima

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