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Geology of the Nepal Himalaya: Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

  • Comprehensively covers the classic continent-continent collision zone at the very heart of the Himalaya
  • Detailed regional descriptions with geological maps and cross-sections
  • New geological observations will motivate readers to carry out further research on diverse aspects of Himalayan geology

Series: Regional Geology Reviews

By: Megh Raj Dhital(Author)

400 pages, 50 colour & 100 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Apr 2015 | #212259 | ISBN-13: 9783319024950
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NHBS Price: £119.99 $154/€133 approx

About this book

As part of the Nepal Himalaya, where most structures were recognized and new concepts were developed, the centrally located Nepal Himalaya is ideally suited for research on Himalayan geology. Geology of the Nepal Himalaya deals with the geology of the whole Himalayan range of Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya.

However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. Geology of the Nepal Himalaya will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.


Chapter 1 Introduction

Part 1 Geological Setting and Physiography
2 Geological Setting of Himalaya
3 Physiography of Nepal

Part 2 Geology of Neighbouring Regions
4 Northwest Himalaya
5 Southeast Himalaya and Adjacent Indian Peninsula

Part 3 Lesser Himalaya
6 Introduction to Lesser Himalaya
7 Lesser Himalaya of Mahakali–Seti region
8 Lesser Himalaya of Karnali–Bheri region
9 Lesser Himalaya of Gandaki region
10 Lesser Himalaya of Bagmati–Gosainkund region
11 Lesser Himalaya of Koshi region
12 Lesser Himalaya of Arun–Tamar region

Part 4 Higher Himalaya
13 Introduction to Higher Himalaya
14 Higher Himalaya of Mahakali–Seti region
15 Higher Himalaya of Karnali–Bheri region
16 Higher Himalaya of Gandaki region
17 Higher Himalaya of Bagmati–Gosainkund region
18 Higher Himalaya of Koshi region
19 Higher Himalaya of Arun–Tamar region
20 Models of Himalayan metamorphism

Part 5 Tethys Himalaya
21 Introduction to Tethys Himalaya
22 Tethys Himalaya of Mahakali region
23 Tethys Himalaya of Karnali–Bheri region (Dolpa)
24 Tethys Himalaya of Ganaki region (Thakkhola)
25 Tethys Himalaya of Gandaki region (Manang)
26 Tethys Himalaya of Koshi region (Mount Everest and neighbourhood)

Part 6 Siwaliks
27 Introduction to Siwaliks
28 Siwaliks of Mahakali–Seti region
29 Siwaliks of Karnali–Bheri region
30 Siwaliks of Gandaki region
31 Siwaliks of Bagmati–Gosainkund region
32 Siwaliks of Koshi region
33 Siwaliks of Arun–Tamar region

Part 7 Terai, intermontane basins, and neotectonics
34 Terai and intermontane basins
35 Neotectonics
36 Conclusions

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