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Geologic Atlas of China: Illustrating the Tectonic Evolution of China

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Edited By: Kenneth J Hsu and Chen Haihong

279 pages, 20 Fold out maps

Elsevier

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #98799 | ISBN: 0444828478
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Part 1 of this work covers the origin of mountains and tectonic facies mapping, and discusses the geologic thinking on orogenesis, the archipelago model of orogenesis, and the making of a tectonic facies map. Part 2 interprets the geology of the Greater Tibet in terms of the back arc evolution of two archipelagos and their collision. Part 3 defines the Paleozoic archipelagos of North China by delineating their magmatic front. The tectonic evolution of North China is interpreted in the basis of archipelago model of orogenesis. Part 4 interprets the geology of Central China in terms of its collision with two archipelagos, North China and South China. Part 5 interprets the geology of South China in terms of the back arc evolution and plate collision, pointing out that the terrains underlying South China are deformation belts, not a platform. Part 6 interprets the geology of NE China and SE coastal China in terms of a plate collision. Part 7 is a narrative of the Phanerozoic history of China through a summary of the geologic evolution of the various map units in this geologic Atlas. The paleogeographic evolution of China provides a temporal perspective for the understanding of the geology of China. The Atlas includes 24 atlas sheets and numerous text figures.


Contents

Part 1 Origin of mountains and tectonic facies mapping: evolution of geological thinking on orogenesis; the archipelago model of orogenesis; the making of a tectonic facies map of China. Part 2 The Greater Tibet: a collage of two archipelagos; the Paleozoic frontal arc of Kunlun; the Paleozoic archipelago of the southern margin of Cathaysia; the Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic Island-arc of Gondwanaland and the Tibetan archipelago; a summary of the tectonic evolution of Tibet and adjacent regions. Part 3 North China: the Paleozoic archipelagos of North Asia; the magmatic front of Agnara; the North China archipelago of arcs and basins; a summary of the tectonic evolution of North China. Part 4 Central China: one or two Cathaysian plates?; the archipelago orogenesis on the southern margin of North China; the tectonic evolution of the southern margin of North China. Part 5 South China: the Paleozoic archipelago of South China; the Paleozoic archipelago-orogenesis of South China; the tectonic evolution of the western margin of South China; a summary of the tectonic history of South China. Part 6 Pacific China: Late Masozoic and Cenozoic West Pacific tectonics; the Nadanhada orogenic belt; Taiwan. Part 7 Phanerozoic history of China; a summary of map units; paleogeographic evolution of China; farewell to geology.

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