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Géologie de la France [Geology of France]

Textbook
By: Annabelle Kersuzan(Author), Didier Quesne(Author)
256 pages, 360 colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps
Publisher: Omniscience
Géologie de la France [Geology of France]
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Language: French

This textbook tells the geological history of metropolitan France from 2.1 billion years up to the present: its constitution and its gradual increase during the different orogenic cycles, based on field observations. The 360 illustrations (maps, figures and photographs) make it possible to comprehend and understand the path that leads from the observation of geological objects to syntheses, models and theories. Several geological disciplines (magmatism, metamorphism, tectonics, sedimentology, paleontology, etc.) are used. In this book, the geological map is considered as a complementary approach to observation of on-the-ground facts that gradually, step by step, build a coherent history of the French territory.

Geology is an essential discipline because it makes it possible to understand the history of a region, to place it in a sometimes global geodynamic context, by appealing to the capacities of naturalistic observation, reasoning and abstraction. Over the last fifty years, geology has undergone a fundamental revolution with the development of unifying theories such as plate tectonics that allow a global approach to geological processes. However today, the understanding of geology is often disconnected from the facts on the ground. This is why most French universities have reintroduced a course on the geology of France in the program of their Licentiate or Masters, especially in the curriculum to train future teachers.

This book is intended primarily for students in Earth Sciences and Universities, as well as to secondary school teachers wishing to perfect their knowledge in the history of the geology of France.

Summary in French:
Ce manuel raconte l’histoire géologique de la France métropolitaine de 2,1 milliards d’années jusqu’à l’actuel : sa constitution et son accroissement progressif au cours des différents cycles orogéniques, en se basant sur les observations de terrain. Les 360 illustrations (cartes, figures et photographies) permettent d’appréhender et de comprendre le cheminement qui conduit de l’observation des objets géologiques aux synthèses, modèles et théories. Plusieurs disciplines géologiques (magmatisme, métamorphisme, tectonique, sédimentologie, paléontologie, etc.) sont utilisées. Dans cet ouvrage, la carte géologique est considérée comme une approche complémentaire à l’observation des faits de terrain commentés pour, progressivement, étape après étape, bâtir une histoire cohérente du territoire français.

La géologie est une discipline essentielle car elle permet de comprendre l’histoire d’une région, de la replacer dans un contexte géodynamique parfois global, en faisant appel aux capacités d’observation naturaliste, de raisonnement et d’abstraction. Au cours de ces cinquante dernières années, la géologie a connu une révolution fondamentale avec le développement de théories unificatrices comme la tectonique des plaques qui permet une approche globale des processus géologiques. Cependant aujourd’hui, la compréhension de la géologie reste souvent déconnectée des faits de terrain. C’est pourquoi la plupart des universités françaises ont réintroduit un cours sur la géologie de la France dans le programme de leurs Licences ou de Masters, tout particulièrement dans le cursus visant à former les futurs enseignants.

Cet ouvrage s’adresse principalement aux étudiants en Sciences de la Terre et de l’Univers, aux candidats au CAPES et à l’Agrégation de Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (SVT), mais également aux élèves de BCPST, ainsi qu’aux enseignants du secondaire désireux de parfaire leurs connaissances dans l’histoire de la géologie de la France.

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Textbook
By: Annabelle Kersuzan(Author), Didier Quesne(Author)
256 pages, 360 colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps
Publisher: Omniscience
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