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Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja and Southern California

Full Title: Peninsular Ranges Batholith, Baja California and Southern California
Editors: Douglas M. Morton and Fred K. Miller
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The Peninsular Ranges batholith is the southern part of the Cretaceous magmatic arc that extends over 1500 km from northern California to the tip of Baja California. The emphasis of this volume is on the more completely exposed northern 600 km of the Peninsular Ranges batholith. Petrology, geochronology, and regional aspects of individual plutons, as well as evolution of part of the overall batholith are discussed in the 24 chapters. A number of chapters deal with geophysical, chemical, and isotopic interpretations of the genesis and evolution of the batholith. A CD-ROM containing detailed color maps and a wealth of chemical, isotopic, mineralogic, and physical properties data is included.
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MWR211
Published:
April 23, 2014
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-1211-6
Pages:
758 plus CD-ROM
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Tectonics of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau...

Full Title: Tectonics of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Foreland
Authors: B. Clark Burchfiel and Chen Zhiliang
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This volume provides a summary of the geology of eastern and southeastern Tibet and its foreland. It covers an area of approximately 1.5 million km2 in 15 chapters on tectonic units that the authors recognized during 25 years of both field and laboratory study. Each chapter discusses the authors' understanding of the geology and offers interpretations of special geological relations, both local and regional, as well as currently unresolved problems of which there are many in this vast and poorly known region. The final chapter provides a summary and interpretation of the preceding chapters. Memoir 210 is accompanied by a DVD containing four plates: two tectonostratigraphic maps, a map of unconformities and a plate of cross sections, in both Illustrator and ArcGIS formats. All of the plates are digitized and fully layered, so the reader can manipulate them as desired.

Dr. Burchfiel received the 2013 GSA International Section Distinguished Career Award.

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MWR210
Published:
January 10, 2013
ISBN Number:
9780813712109
Pages:
231 plus DVD
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Hydrology and Geochemistry of Yucca Mountain

Full Title: Hydrology and Geochemistry of Yucca Mountain and Vicinity, Southern Nevada and California
Editor: John S. Stuckless
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This book summarizes nearly 30 years of intense research at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, and vicinity. Much of this work represents innovative approaches addressing the geochemistry and hydrology of the site, as well as the paleohydrology and transport of radionuclides under ambient and thermally altered conditions. This book is a companion to GSA Memoir 199, and together, the volumes present a comprehensive approach to characterizing a potential site for the disposal of radioactive waste. Memoir 209 includes state-of-the-art modeling of water flow in both the saturated and unsaturated zones, and through detailed isotope, geochemical, and paleoclimate studies, projects water flow back tens of thousands of years. These data, together with the previously reported climate models, make it possible to provide predictions of future performance of a repository for nuclear waste. Although the studies focused on Yucca Mountain, the methods and interpretations should be useful to any similar effort.
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MWR209
Published:
September 13, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813712093
Pages:
393
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Exploring the Earth's Crust: History and Results...

Full Title: Exploring the Earth’s Crust—History and Results of Controlled-Source Seismology
Authors: Claus Prodehl and Walter D. Mooney
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This volume contains a comprehensive, worldwide history of seismological studies of the Earth’s crust using controlled sources from 1850 to 2005. Essentially all major seismic projects on land and the most important oceanic projects are covered. The time period 1850 to 1939 is presented as a general synthesis, and from 1940 onward the history and results are presented in separate chapters for each decade, with the material organized by geographical region. Each chapter highlights the major advances achieved during that decade in terms of data acquisition, processing technology, and interpretation methods. For all major seismic projects, the authors provide specific details on field observations, interpreted crustal cross sections, and key references. They conclude with global and continental-scale maps of all field measurements and interpreted Moho contours. An accompanying DVD contains important out-of-print publications and an extensive collection of controlled-source data, location maps, and crustal cross sections.
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MWR208
Published:
March 15, 2012
ISBN Number:
9780813712086
Pages:
764 plus DVD
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Origin and Evolution of Precambrian High-Grade Gneiss...

Full Title: Origin and Evolution of Precambrian High-Grade Gneiss Terranes, with Special Emphasis on the Limpopo Complex of Southern Africa
Editors: Dirk D. van Reenen, Jan D. Kramers, Stephen McCourt, and Leonid L. Perchuk
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Many early Precambrian high-grade metamorphic provinces differ subtly from more recent ones, with higher temperatures at shallower depth in the crust. This may in part be attributed to higher crustal heat production. The question of what else might have been different presents a challenge, as the control “everything else being equal” is removed from the experiment. The first section of Memoir 207 deals with mineralogic and petrologic aspects of high-grade metamorphism, including melting and the nature of fluids. Chapters 6 to 13 focus on the Limpopo Complex of southern Africa, with case studies and reviews of its geochronology and crustal evolution, and of the regional structural and burial-exhumation history. Problems of unraveling the effects of successive tectonometamorphic events in a polymetamorphic province are addressed from the geochronologic and the petrologic perspectives. The last two chapters include numerical simulations of lower crustal diapirism in high-grade metamorphism, and a review of tectonic models for the Limpopo Complex. This well-rounded book is relevant to the big question of uniformitarianism in plate tectonics and its effects.
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MWR207
Published:
February 14, 2011
ISBN Number:
9780813712079
Pages:
324
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From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the...

Full Title: From Rodinia to Pangea: The Lithotectonic Record of the Appalachian Region
Editors: Richard P. Tollo, Mervin J. Bartholomew, James P. Hibbard, and Paul M. Karabinos
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The Appalachians constitute one of Earth’s major tectonic features and have served as a springboard for innovative geologic thought for more than 170 years. This volume contains 36 original papers reporting the results of research performed throughout nearly the entire length and breadth of the Appalachian region, including all major provinces and geographical areas. Memoir 206 was designed to commemorate the (near-)fortieth anniversary of the publication of the classic Studies of Appalachian Geology volumes that appeared just prior to the application of plate tectonic concepts to the region. Contributions concerning structural evolution, sedimentation, stratigraphy, magmatic processes, metamorphism, tectonics, and terrane accretion illustrate the wide range of ongoing research in the area and collectively serve to mark the considerable progress in scientific thought that has occurred during the past four decades.
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MWR206
Published:
October 26, 2010
ISBN Number:
9780813712062
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Jamaican Rock Stars, 1823–1971: The Geologists Who...

Full Title: Jamaican Rock Stars, 1823–1971: The Geologists Who Explored Jamaica
Editor: Stephen K. Donovan

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Lawrence J. Chubb and John B. Williams

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With contributions by Lawrence J. Chubb and John B. Williams

Jamaica is an Antillean island with a complicated geology and a colorful history of geological exploration. The study of the island’s geology during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries relied upon rare visits by peripatetic specialists. They included the stellar, such as Sir Henry De la Beche and Wendell P. Woodring; the tragic, notably Lucas Barrett, who was only 25 when he died of the bends while studying Jamaican reefs; and the eccentric like Charles T. Trechmann, formulator of the Forbidden Theory of Mountain Uplift, and Charles A. Matley, who considered the Antilles a foundered continent. The theory and practice of geology had moved on with every visitor, so knowledge of the island’s geological history improved by major, albeit well-separated increments. Following the Second World War, the foundation of the modern Geological Survey Department based in Kingston consolidated geological research under the dynamic leadership of the Latvian Verners A. Zans.

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MWR205
Published:
April 01, 2010
ISBN Number:
978-0-8137-1205-5
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108
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Backbone of the Americas: Shallow Subduction, Plateau...

Full Title: Backbone of the Americas: Shallow Subduction, Plateau Uplift, and Ridge and Terrane Collision
Editors: Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, Víctor A. Ramos, and William R. Dickinson


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The American Cordilleras form a continuous orogen that extends for 12,500 km along the eastern flank of the Pacific Ocean from Arctic to Antarctic latitudes as an integral part of the circum-Pacific orogenic belt. Following two summary chapters on the overall anatomy and evolution of North and South American segments of the orogenic system, this volume includes ten seminal chapters dealing with salient aspects of the key geodynamic processes that have accompanied Cordilleran geotectonic evolution: forearc terrane accretion, arc magmatism, shallow subduction, and backarc intracontinental deformation. The papers in this volume were selected from those presented at the 2006 Backbone of the Americas Meeting, which was sponsored jointly by multiple North and South American geological societies in Mendoza, Argentina.
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MWR204
Published:
June 22, 2009
ISBN Number:
9780813712048
Pages:
278
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Revolution in Geology from Renaissance to Enlightenment

Full Title: The Revolution in Geology from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Editor: Gary D. Rosenberg


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This volume explores how modern geology began to take shape during a momentous period of Western civilization when a revolution in understanding spatial relationships transformed the paradigm of nature and the affairs of humankind. From Renaissance artists’ conceptualization of landscape to Baroque anatomist Nicholas Steno’s geometric studies of the hills of Tuscany, the study of anatomy facilitated the structure of early modern geologic thought. Isaac Newton’s organic alchemy appeared antecedent to modern geochemistry, and Athanasius Kircher’s biologic analogies of Earth presaged Hutton’s paradigmatic model. Papers on Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson’s geological and paleontological studies, on British resistance to French evolutionary theory, and on Darwin’s refutation of the argument that natural laws require a law-giver reveal that, from the Enlightenment on, this spatial reorganization facilitated the idea of evolution and of the individual’s potential for change in the new social order of democracy. Anatomist, artist, and astronomer, Galileo’s “il lume naturale” inspired Charles Peirce’s modern essays on historical science that bring geologic thought to the debate over the anthropic principle in cosmology.
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MWR203
Published:
June 04, 2009
ISBN Number:
9780813712031
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283
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The Greenland Caledonides: Evolution of the Northeast...

Full Title: The Greenland Caledonides: Evolution of the Northeast Margin of Laurentia
Editors: A.K. Higgins, Jane A. Gilotti, and M. Paul Smith
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This volume provides a new analysis of the East Greenland Caledonides, based on detailed modern investigations by international specialists, mainly under the auspices of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. The authors examine details of the west-directed thrust architecture and the involvement of reworked Archean to Neoproterozoic gneisses and metasediments; the older (ca. 930 Ma) and newer Caledonian (ca. 425 Ma) granites; Caledonian metamorphic patterns ranging from eclogite facies at the lowest structural levels through amphibolite and greenschist facies; and the stratigraphy of the passive-margin Neoproterozoic to Ordovician deposits formed at the west border of the Iapetus Ocean. Extensional collapse of the overthickened orogen led to accumulation of thick Devonian clastic successions. The data presented are directly relevant to adjacent parts of the Caledonian orogen, preserved in Scotland, Svalbard, and Scandinavia, as well as in the Appalachians. Accompanying this Memoir is a new 1:1,000,000 geological map of the Greenland Caledonide orogen.
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MWR202
Published:
August 06, 2008
ISBN Number:
9780813712024
Pages:
368 plus plate
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The African Erosion Surface: A Continental-Scale...

Full Title: The African Erosion Surface: A Continental-Scale Synthesis of Geomorphology, Tectonics, and Environmental Change over the Past 180 Million Years
Authors: Kevin Burke, Yanni Gunnell


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In this Memoir, Burke and Gunnell draw on anglophone and francophone work to analyze the African continent’s distinctive basin-and-swell topography. Exploring topics such as landforms, bauxites and laterites, fission-track studies, climatic changes, volcanic rock distribution, hotspots, mantle plumes, and rifts, as well as deep and shallow mantle geophysics, ocean floor evolution, continental flooding, and offshore sediment deposition, the authors have pieced together a coherent, continent-wide reconstruction of landscape development during the past 200 million years. Two episodes of continental breakup and the formation of ocean floor were followed by erosion that reduced the continent to a low-elevation and low-relief African Surface by Late Cretaceous times. Africa’s present-day topography developed mostly during the past 30 million years as the African Surface underwent swell uplift and climate changed radically after the Antarctic ice sheet first formed. Northern hemisphere glaciation and related Sahara initiation 3 million years ago were Africa’s most recent great changes.
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MWR201
Published:
March 01, 2008
ISBN Number:
9780813712017
Pages:
72
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4-D Framework of Continental Crust

Editors: Robert D. Hatcher Jr., Marvin P. Carlson, John H. McBride, and José R. Martínez Catalán
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This book contains landmark papers on the processes of formation of continental crust from its beginnings in the Archean to modern processes, as well as discussions of several ancient and modern orogenic belts. The book is international in scope, with contributions from geoscientists dealing with crustal processes on five continents, and articles from more than 50 non-U.S. authors and co-authors.
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MWR200
Published:
October 20, 2007
ISBN Number:
9780813712000
Pages:
632
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The Geology and Climatology of Yucca Mountain and...

Full Title: The Geology and Climatology of Yucca Mountain and Vicinity, Southern Nevada and California
Editors: John S. Stuckless and Robert A. Levich
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Yucca Mountain, Nevada, has been approved by Congress as the site for the nation’s high-level radioactive waste repository after more than 20 years of intensive geological and environmental study. Yucca Mountain was chosen for its geological capacity to isolate the waste for at least 10,000 years; thus, Yucca Mountain has received more detailed study and hazard analysis than any other comparable feature on the planet. The path to development, however, still faces political, technical, and scientific controversy, in part because Yucca Mountain is within the tectonically active Basin and Range province. This volume explains the reasoning and the history for the selection of Yucca Mountain. It presents important results of the site characterization study, including discussion of the tectonic setting, detailed structural geology and stratigraphy, evaluation of tectonic models that have been proposed, and a study of the climate history and possible climate change that could affect the mountain’s ability to isolate radioactive waste.
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MWR199
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April 27, 2007
ISBN Number:
9780813711997
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205
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Evolution of Early Earth’s Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and..

Full Title: Evolution of Early Earth’s Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Biosphere—Constraints from Ore Deposits
Editors: Stephen E. Kesler and Hiroshi Ohmoto
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The history of Earth’s early atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, from Hadean through Proterozoic time, is one of geology’s enduring puzzles. Ore deposits provide important insights into this history because they contain elements and minerals that are highly sensitive to the geochemical environment in which they form. Just what these minerals tell us remains a matter of considerable debate, however. When and how did life develop, an oxygen-rich atmosphere form, and sulfate dominate the ocean? This volume contains reports on these questions from both sides of the aisle for iron and manganese formations, uranium paleoplacers and hydrothermal deposits, and exhalative sulfides and oxides.
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MWR198
Published:
July 25, 2006
ISBN Number:
10: 0813711983; 13: 9780813711980
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Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in...

Full Title: Proterozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Grenville Orogen in North America
Editors: Richard P. Tollo, James McLelland, Louise Corriveau, and Mervin J. Bartholomew
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The geological evolution of the Grenville orogenic belt represents one of the most widespread episodes of crustal modification in Earth’s history. The 39 papers in this volume offer a system-wide perspective on rocks and processes of the Mesoproterozoic Grenville orogen and Appalachian inliers and include many multidisciplinary studies presenting results from integrated petrologic, geochemical, and geochronologic investigations. The volume includes contributions concerning the Grenvillian geology of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, focusing on both the tectonic evolution of the orogen and on innovative approaches to deciphering the igneous, metamorphic, structural, and metallogenic history of Mesoproterozoic assembly and Neoproterozoic rifting. The timing and regional correlation of events and processes is emphasized in order to bridge knowledge gaps within the orogen and to better understand the geodynamic framework.
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MWR197
Published:
July 02, 2004
ISBN Number:
0813711975
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The Large-Wavelength Deformations of the Lithosphere...

Full Title: The Large-Wavelength Deformations of the Lithosphere: Materials for a History of the Evolution of Thought from the Earliest Times to Plate Tectonics
Author: A.M.C. Sengör
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This volume takes readers on a fascinating journey that follows the development of ideas concerning large-wavelength lithospheric deformation that forms broad uplifts and basins. The journey begins millennia ago with Middle Eastern and Asian mythology and ends with the plate tectonic revolution in the mid-twentieth century. Readers are treated to a multitude of legends, observations, and theories, along with a host of characters who have explored this subject, from Plato and Aristotle, through de Beaumont and Suess, to Cloos, Wilson, and Burke. In order to tell that story, Sengör has consulted an immense number and variety of sources, many from his own large collection of rare geological and historical texts. Whether you read this volume as a geologist or as a historian, you’ll have an enjoyable journey tracing the connections between ancient mythology and modern concepts of large-wavelength deformation.
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MWR196
Published:
October 17, 2003
ISBN Number:
0813711967
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365
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Geologic Evolution of the Mojave Desert and Southwestern...

Full Title: Geologic Evolution of the Mojave Desert and Southwestern Basin and Range
Editors: Allen F. Glazner, J. Douglas Walker, and John M. Bartley


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The geologic evolution of the Mojave Desert and Southwestern Basin and Range provinces has long been a puzzle, in spite of its key position at the junction of several important tectonic provinces. The 16 contributions in this volume clarify this enigmatic history and range from field geologic studies to seismologic, seismic reflection, and gravity interpretation. Several contributions discuss the heretofore poorly known geology and geophysics of military bases. The volume includes a 1:250,000 geologic map encompassing the region from the central Mojave Desert to the Coso Range, and a CD-ROM with 10 detailed geologic maps and the compilation map in both graphical and geographic information system format.
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MWR195
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October 02, 2002
ISBN Number:
0813711959
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314
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Paleozoic and Mesozoic Tectonic Evolution of Asia

Full Title: Paleozoic and Mesozoic Tectonic Evolution of Central and Eastern Asia: From Continental Assembly to Intracontinental Deformation
Editors: Marc S. Hendrix and Gregory A. Davis


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This volume presents a series of 19 papers summarizing ground-based research conducted during the past decade on the Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonic history of central and eastern Asia. Papers within the volume are grouped into three thematic sections. The first chapter focuses on the structural, thermochronologic, and sedimentary records of the Paleozoic tectonic assembly of central and eastern Asia. The second section examines the record of Mesozoic deformation in orogenic belts of central and eastern Asia, mainly through structural, geochronologic, and thermochronologic documentation and analysis. The final section focuses on the record of contractile, extensional, and strike-slip intracontinental deformation as preserved in the fill of Asia’s vast sedimentary basins. This section also provides analysis of Mesozoic paleoenvironments, basin thermal histories, sediment provenance, and paleoclimates.
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MWR194
Published:
November 20, 2001
ISBN Number:
0813711940
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Tectonic Modeling: A Volume in Honor of Hans Ramberg

Editors: Hemin A. Koyi and Neil Mancktelow


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This volume comprises papers covering active topics in physical and numerical modeling of tectonic processes, presented by workers at the forefront of these fields, to honor the pioneering work of the late Hans Ramberg. Features ranging from microscopic to lithospheric in scale are considered, including anisotropic grain growth, processes of diffusive mass transfer, the mechanics and geometry of faulting and folding, and salt tectonics. Some of the latest developments in analogue scale-modeling involving thermomechanical coupling and mechanical flow are also presented.

The volume provides a broad overview of what can be achieved in modeling tectonic processes, and provides both a reference to the strengths and limitations of the methods and a concise compendium of current research. The book provides a reference for geologists in both academia and exploration, since physical and numerical modeling provides the best insight into both the progressive development history and the mechanisms responsible for the formation of a wide range of natural geologic structures.

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MWR193
Published:
October 17, 2001
ISBN Number:
0813711932
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Pre-Mesozoic Ice Ages: Their Bearing on Understanding the..

Full Title: Pre-Mesozoic Ice Ages: Their Bearing on Understanding the Climate System
Authors: John C. Crowell


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Ancient ice ages are revealed primarily by distinctive stratal facies that tell usmuch about times of collness and how the climate system works. Several strong ice ages were recorded in late Paleozoic time and during transitions from the Devonian into the Carboniferous and from the Ordovician into the Silurian. In Precambrian time, several are documented for both the Late and Early Proterozoic, but none in the Middle Proterozoic. The oldest occurred in mid-Archean time, nearly 3 b.y. ago. Coolness episodes correspond to tectonic plate arrangements that influenced bathymetry and land elevations, to sea-level fluctuations, to changes in fluxes of greenhouse gases, and to biogeochemical changes resulting from evolution of life forms. Orbital variations and extraterrestrial events modulate climate, and bolide impacts drastically affect it temporarily. Climate is primarily the result of rectonobiogeochemical activities rooted in the changing complex earth-air-ocean system, as described in this volume.
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MWR192
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March 01, 1999
ISBN Number:
0813711924
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The Nature of Magmatism in the Appalachian Orogen

Editors: A. Krishna Sinha, Joseph B. Whalen, John P. Hogan


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The thermal evolution of mountain belts is commonly recorded in the distribution, origin, and ages of magmatism. In this volume, 20 contributors present the latest petrologic, isotopic, and geochemical evidence to highlight the contribution of igneous rocks to the evolution of the Appalachian orogen in both Canada and the United States. These papers emphasize the use of modern geochemical and petrologic data to discriminate the sources yielding magmas, and thus the nature of the crust and mantle. The wealth of data available in this work provides a significant steppingstone to more rigorous interpretation of the assembly and origin of the Appalachian orogen.
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MWR191
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May 01, 1997
ISBN Number:
0813711916
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Plugs and Plug Circles: A Basic Form of Patterned Ground,..

Full Title: Plugs and Plug Circles: A Basic Form of Patterned Ground, Cornwallis Island, Arctic Canada -- Origin and Implications
Author: A.L. Washburn


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Patterned ground, encompassing circles, nets, polygons, and stripes, indicate soil, temperature, hydrologic, and other environmental conditions, past and present. Plug circles and plugs, a variety of patterned ground, occur in both nonsorted and sorted forms in permafrost environments. Study in the Canadian High Arctic and a review of hypotheses of origin support the conclusion that plug circles and plugs are diapiric forms resulting from frost heaving, and that surfaceward seepage accounts for many occurrences. Plug circles and plugs are perhaps transitional to larger forms with prominent stone,y ringlike borders of the classic Spitsbergen variety of sorted circle, whose origin is commonly linked to circulatory soil processes; details of that origin are still somewhat problematical.
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MWR190
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March 01, 1997
ISBN Number:
0813711908
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Phanerozoic Faunal and Floral Realms of the Earth

Full Title: Phanerozoic Faunal and Floral Realms of the Earth: The Intercalary Relations of the Malvinokaffric and Gondwana Faunal Realms with the Tethyan Faunal Realm
Authors: Arthur A. Meyerhoff, Arthur J. Boucot, Donna Meyerhoff Hull, and J.M. Dickins


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Biogeographical data comprise a largely neglected but potentially powerful tool for deciphering the tectonic evolution of the Phanerozoic Earth. This is true because the borders of biogeographical units are natural barriers, some of them tectonic in origin. The problem addressed in this study is that the boundaries of plates proposed by geophysicists and geologists do not always match the boundaries of biogeographical realms and lower rank units worked out by paleontologists and biostratigraphers. In this volume, biogeographical data has been compiled from early Paleozoic to Mesozoic sections worldwide, with emphasis on the broad geographical zone, or “intercalary zone,” that separates the middle Paleozoic Malvinokaffric Realm and late Paleozoic and younger Gondwana Realm from the warm realms of northern origin. Within this intercalary zone, northern and southern taxa occur within the same strata, or even within the same bed. The data make it clear that biogeographers, paleontologists, stratigraphers, structural geologists, tectonophysicists, and geophysicists need to work together now to bring the powerful tool of biogeography into tectonic reconstructions and tectonic models.
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MWR189
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May 01, 1996
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1189-4
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Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments of Late Quaternary..

Full Title: Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments of Late Quaternary Valley Fills on the Southern High Plains
Author: Vance T. Holliday


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Reports on a five-year study of the late-Quaternary history of ten dry valleys or “draws” on the Southern High Plains of Texas and New Mexico. This record is a key to understanding the paleoenvironmental evolution of the region, important because of the long history of human occupation and because the High Plains is known to suffer from climatic extremes, historically. Sections are included on geomorphic characteristics and evolution, stratigraphy of the valley fill (the focus of the volume), and paleontology, paleobotany, and stable isotopes. The stratigraphy along and between draws is broadly synchronous and remarkably similar in lithologic and pedologic characteristics, suggesting that each draw underwent a similar, sequential evolution of the dominant depositional environments. The changing depositional environments suggest shifts in regional vegetation and climate, but there also were distinct local variations in environmental evolution.
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MWR186
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May 01, 1996
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1186-x
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Palynological Correlation of Major Pennsylvanian (Middle..

Full Title: Palynological Correlation of Major Pennsylvanian (Middle and Upper Carboniferous) Chronostratigraphic Boundaries in the Illinois and Other Coal Basins
Author: Russel A. Peppers


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Major chronostratigraphic boundaries in the Middle and Upper Carboniferous of the Illinois Basin, Western Interior Coal Province, Appalachian Coal Region, western Europe, and the Donets Basin in Russia are correlated by use of palynomorphs. Correlations are based on comparison of the first and last appearances of spore species and significant changes in relative abundance of taxa in coal beds in the carboniferous equatorial belt. The major palynological changes at the Middle-Upper Pennsylvanian boundary are discussed in detail. The study evaluates new as well as published palynological data. Some studies of fossil plants that provide useful chronostratigraphic information also are included where appropriate. Major divisions used in the various classification systems of Carboniferous strata are discussed. This investigation reinforces some previous biostratigraphic correlations and offers different interpretations of other correlations.
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MWR188
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March 01, 1996
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1188-6
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Gondwana Master Basin of Peninsular India between...

Full Title: Gondwana Master Basin of Peninsular India between Tethys and the Interior of the Gondwanaland Province of Pangea
Authors: J.J. Veevers and R.C. Tewari


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The Gondwana master basin grew during Permian and Triassic time on Precambrian basement between the Tethyan margin and interior rebound. Coal measures accumulated in valleys between growing faults. The Triassic succession lacked coal, except for coaly shale deposited in valleys renewed by Late Triassic Pangean rifting. Deposition ended during an Early Jurassic phase of intense transpression that dismembered the lobate master basin into individual structural basins. The basin lay 1000 km inboard of the passive, locally volcanic, margin of Tethyan Gondwanaland in a 10,000-km-wide radial drainage system that focused on an upland in conjugate East Antarctica. The basin evolved through interplay of the Gondwanan climate and biota with the Pangean tectonics of latest Carboniferous initial subsidence, Late Triassic rifting of and anisotropic basement, Early Jurassic internal dismemberment, and Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous breakup.
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January 23, 1996
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0813711878
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Biostratigraphy of Jamaica

Editors: Raymond M. Wright and Edward Robinson


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Although Jamaican biostratigraphy has been studied for more than 150 years, in the past two decades intensified field work there has significantly advanced our understanding of this important Caribbean island. This volume includes primarily descriptive articles, very clearly presented. It provides a taxonomic and photographic key to the Jamaica marker fossils, making it a useful reference work for academia, research, and industry, and as a supplemental textbook. It also is an invaluable source book on the Cretaceous and Paleogene biostratigraphy of a low-latitude country.
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MWR182
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May 01, 1993
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0-8137-1182-7
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San Andreas Fault System: Displacement ...

Full Title: San Andreas Fault System: Displacement, Palinspastic Reconstruction, and Geologic Evolution
Authors: Robert E. Powell, R.J. Weldon II, and Jonathan C. Matti


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This volume presents the findings of recent geologic investigations along the San Andreas and related faults. The authors of the 10 chapters critically examine the geologic evidence that constrains timing and magnitude of displacement on various faults of the San Andreas system and develop and discuss paleogeologic reconstructions based on these constraints. Similarities and differences among the various reconstructions, both in detail and in grand scheme, not only provide insight into the evolution of the San Andreas fault system, but also highlight areas of significant controversy in understanding that evolution.
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MWR178
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January 01, 1993
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0-8137-1178-9
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352
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Basin and Range Extensional Tectonics Near the Latitude...

Full Title: Basin and Range Extensional Tectonics Near the Latitude of Las Vegas, Nevada
Editor: Brian P. Wernicke


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In the past decade there has been a resurgence of interest in Basin and Range extensional tectonics, due largely to the recognition that it provides a rare, well-exposed view into the workings of large-magnitude intracontinental extension. Despite the large amount of work done in the province during this time, many studies are outside the refereed literature and are not easily accessible, particularly to those who do not regularly attend regional meetings. This volume is a collection of studies of extensional tectonic features of the Basin and Range province near Las Vegas, Nevada. This area is particularly well suited to studying extensional tectonism because it shares the low average elevation and rainfall characteristic of the southern Basin and Range, and it contains the thick miogeoclinal stratigraphy largely restricted to the north. These characteristics result in some of the most spectacular exposures of extensional structure in the world (particularly in carbonates) many of which are amenable to precise reconstruction.
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MWR176
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May 01, 1990
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1176-2
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510
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Geology and Paleontology of Seymour Island, Antarctic

Full Title: Geology and Paleontology of Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula
Editors: Rodney M. Feldmann and Michael O. Woodburne


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This small, desolate island, located off the northeast tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, contains one of the most important records of Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary life in the Southern Hemisphere. The prophetic words of early explorer/scientist Otto Nordenskjold about the importance of the deposits here have been borne out by spectacular paleontologic discoveries during the past ten years discoveries that have provided new insights into the geologic history of Antarctica and answers to old questions about life in the Southern Hemisphere that have puzzled naturalists since Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle. The authors provide an enormous amount of information in 22 chapters.
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MWR169
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July 01, 1988
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0-8137-1169-X
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576
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Cretaceous System of South America

Author: A.C. Riccardi


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This excellent summary synthesizes the existing knowledge of the Cretaceous System of southern South America. It gives a general account of the stratigraphy, magmatism, tectonism, paleontology, and paleogeography of Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In the first part is a description of the Cretaceous rocks on the basis of generalized sections of the most important areas or basins. In the second part is a summary of patterns of plutonism, volcanism, tectonism, paleontology, transgressive-regressive history, and paleogeographic evolution. Includes more than 1,100 bibliographic references, a general correlation chart of the entire area, and 16 tables listing the stratigraphic and geographic distribution of all described and figured fossils. Profusely illustrated with maps, sections, photographs, and 18 plates of Cretaceous cephalopods (Tithonian to Maastrichtian ammonites).
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MWR168
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May 01, 1988
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1168-1
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161
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Circum-Pacific Plutonic Terranes

Editors: J.A. Roddick


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Is there a common thread other than their circum-Pacific location that links these terranes? Perhaps, but generalizations depend on several factors. Plutonic terranes wherever situated are enormously complex, and our understanding of them is barely more than incipient. The articles here review the available information concerning plutonic terranes of the countries or regions adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, and contain new information and insights. Material is arranged so that regions described form a clockwise sequence around the Pacific, beginning with New Zealand and ending with Chile. This volume and the companion microfiche, the Annotated Bibliography of Circum-Pacific Plutonism, form an important consolidating work. They resulted from the CircumPacific Plutonism Project of IGCP.
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MWR159
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January 01, 1983
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1159-2
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322
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Contributions to the Tectonics and Geophysics of Mountain...

Full Title: Contributions to the Tectonics and Geophysics of Mountain Chains
Editors: Robert D. Hatcher Jr., Harold Williams, and Isidore Zietz


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Capability of integrating the multitude of data from geologic and geophysical investigations in orogenic belts is essential to arriving at solutions to some of the great problems related to the development of mountain chains. The editors and authors seem to have had that capability and have compiled here a wealth of information, both in detailed text and accompanying diagrams and maps, all well prepared and presented. The 16 articles and 12 pocket plates present the regional geology and tectonics of the Appalachian orogen and comparisons with the Caledonides, Mauritanides, Alps, and the North American Cordillera; the application of mechanical principles to the solution of structural problems; and the utilization of reflection seismology, as well as data from aeromagnetic and gravity studies, to interpret large-scale problems in the tectonics of mountain chains. Related: SPE191, SPE20I.
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MWR158
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January 01, 1983
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1158-4
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228
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Early Proterozoic geology Lake Superior region

Editors: L.G. Medaris Jr.


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An interesting case study of a comparatively well-known Early Proterozoic region seen from different viewpoints. In recent years, field, laboratory, and geochronologic investigations have established a sequence of Proterozoic events for the Great Lakes region. The first two papers provide an overview of the Penokean orogeny; the next five present more restricted topical or areal views of the period; and the final two papers discuss two post-Penokean, Early Proterozoic events in the region—the 1780 Ma felsic magmatism in south-central Wisconsin and the deposition and significance of red quartzites in Wisconsin and Minnesota. An important addition to the literature of the period. Related: MWRI56, MWRI57, MCH037-041.
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MWR160
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January 01, 1983
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1160-6
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148
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Proterozoic Geology: Selected Papers...

Full Title: Proterozoic Geology: Selected Papers from an International Proterozoic Symposium
Editors: L.G. Medaris Jr., C.W. Byers, D.M. Mickelson, and W.C. Shanks


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The Proterozoic Eon encompasses the transition from Archean conditions to those of the Phanerozoic. A declining thermal regime resulted in the growth of stabilized continental crust. It also led to the initiation of modern-style plate tectonics and the emergence of an atmosphere and hydrosphere similar to those of the present, creating attendant effects on evolutionary life, the nature of sedimentation, and the formation of mineral deposits. The 23 papers are organized into five broad topics—tectonics, magmatism and metamorphism, mineral deposits, life and the oceans, and glaciation—coordinated with effective diagrams and maps. One of the few modern, comprehensive volumes available on this critical segment of Earth history. If you have begun to think (or teach) that we have figured out the changes in tectonic style through Earth history, read this book. Excellent for upper level students.
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MWR161
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January 01, 1983
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1161-4
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324
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Tectonic Stratigraphic Studies Eastern Great Basin

Full Title: Tectonic and Stratigraphic Studies in the Eastern Great Basin
Editors: David M. Miller, Victoria R. Todd, and Keith A. Howard


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The part of the eastern Great Basin and adjoining Rocky Mountains discussed here includes central and northern Utah, eastern Nevada, and southern Idaho. A geologically diverse region, it contains rocks from Archean, Proterozoic, and every Phanerozoic system; complex structures that include a major Mesozoic overthrust belt; and extensional faults and metamorphic core complexes. The papers in this volume range widely in geologic specialty and geography. The chief subject is tectonics, which the authors address by means of structural analysis, stratigraphy, geochronology, and geophysics. To emphasize continuity of stratigraphy and structure, the 19 papers are ordered geographically, beginning with the Wasatch front and progressing westward. Related: MWR151, MWR152, MWR153, SPE208.
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MWR157
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January 01, 1983
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1157-6
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333
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Geology and Tectonics of the Lake Superior Basin

Editors: Richard J. Wold and William J. Hinze


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Increasing evidence has shown that the structural basin that contains Lake Superior is the only surface exposure of a major continental rift, the Midcontinent Rift System, which developed in middle and upper Proterozoic time over a vast area of central North America. The 20 papers in this volume represent the level of our knowledge of the Lake Superior Basin.
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MWR156
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June 01, 1982
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1156-8
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280
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The GSA: Life History of a Learned Society

Author: Edwin B. Eckel


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On July 31, 1931, a wealthy 67-year-old bachelor died in Philadelphia. He was Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr., who left a generous endowment to the Geological Society of America (GSA), already by then in its forty-third year of existence. The impact of that endowment on GSA and, through it, on the earth sciences has been immeasurable. Read the fascinating story of how this learned society, founded in 1888, was born, matured, and became a Penrose heir; how it is constituted, governed, and managed; and its activities, accomplishments, and objectives. The author speaks from authority, having served as Executive Director from 1970-74. Covers GSA's history from its founding through 1981, when the Society was preparing to celebrate its 1988 centennial. Includes many old and rare photographs.
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MWR155
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May 01, 1982
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1155-x
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182
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Cordilleran Metamorphic Core Complexes

Editors: Max D. Crittenden Jr., Peter J. Coney, and George H. Davis


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Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes are a group of generally domal or arch-like, isolated uplifts of anomalously deformed, metamorphic and plutonic rocks overlain by a tectonically detached and distended unmetamorphosed cover. The features are scattered in a sinuous string along the axis of the eastern two-thirds of the North American Cordillera from southern Canada to northwestern Mexico. This volume presents a new perception of Cordilleran tectonic evolution and establishes the importance of Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes in the Tertiary history and in the architecture of the Cordillera. Volume is dedicated to Peter Misch, a pioneer in the study of Cordilleran tectonics. Related: MWR152, MWR157, SPE208.
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MWR153
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June 01, 1980
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1153-3
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496
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Cenozoic tectonics regional geophysics Cordillera

Full Title: Cenozoic tectonics and regional geophysics of the western Cordillera
Editors: Robert B. Smith and Gordon P. Eaton


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The 16 papers in this volume address questions of whether the normal faulting, high heat flow, thin lithosphere, and low Pn-velocities in the Great Basin are products of an externally driven rapid extension or whether they are accompaniments of a broad arching of the local continental lithosphere, the formation of a triple junction, or back-arc spreading. Related: MWR151, MWR153, MWR157, SPE208.
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MWR152
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June 01, 1978
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1152-5
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395
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Laramide Folding Basement Block Faulting West U.S.

Full Title: Laramide Folding Associated with Basement Block Faulting in the Western United States
Editor: Vincent Matthews III


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Papers in this volume describe various aspects of Laramide deformation in the Rocky Mountains foreland and the Colorado Plateau. Most of the structures produced by Laramide deformation in the Rocky Mountains are interpreted by the authors to be drape folds (forced folds), that is, the geometry of the folds in the ductile sedimentary strata is determined by the differential uplift of underlying brittle blocks of structural basement. However, most structural geology textbooks lack information on the concept of drape folding. It is hoped that this collection of papers will focus attention on the significant advances that have been made toward understanding foreland-type deformation in the Western United States.
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MWR151
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April 01, 1978
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1151-7
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370
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Quaternary sedimentation in south Florida

Authors: Paul Enos and Ronald D. Perkins


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A useful and interesting regional study, presented in two parts: (I) Holocene Sediment Accumulations of the South Florida Shelf Margin; (2) Depositional Framework of Pleistocene Rocks in South Florida. Profusely illustrated with 19 plates, many in color.
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MWR147
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August 01, 1977
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1147-9
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207
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Stratigraphy Paleobotany Golden Valley Western N.D.

Full Title: Stratigraphy and Paleobotany of the Golden Valley Formation (Early Tertiary) of Western North Dakota
Author: Leo J. Hickey


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The occurrence of distinctive lithologic units within the Golden Valley Formation is unusual in a fluvial setting and provides an excellent framework for this study of the changes in sedimentation, depositional environments, climate, and vegetation across the Paleocene/Eocene boundary. Related: SPE190, SPE209.
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MWR150
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June 01, 1977
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1150-9
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303
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Stratigraphic, Paleontologic, and Paleoenvironmental...

Full Title: Stratigraphic, Paleontologic, and Paleoenvironmental Analysis of the Upper Cretaceous Rocks of Cimarron County, Northwestern Oklahoma
Authors: Erie G. Kauffman, Donald E. Hallin, and J. Dan Powell


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Part I includes descriptions of the section, the lithostratigraphy, zonation and correlation by macrofaunal and microfaunal criteria, and the paleoenvironmental interpretations. Part 2 presents the systematic paleontology upon which these interpretations are based.
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MWR149
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April 01, 1977
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1149-5
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160
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Studies in New England geology

Full Title: Studies in New England geology, a memoir in honor of C. Wroe Wolfe
Editors: Paul C. Lyons and Arthur H. Brownlow


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Prepared in honor of C. Wroe Wolfe, this volume contains papers written by his former graduate students, colleagues, and friends. About half the papers are major syntheses of broad geologic regions and phenomena in New England; the others are original contributions on the geology of New England. Papers are presented in two parts: the first seven papers treat the geology of eastern Massachusetts, and the second six papers cover the geology of northern New England. Related: MCH009, MWR148.
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MWR146
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August 01, 1976
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1146-0
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389
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Contributions to the stratigraphy of New England

Editor: Lincoln R. Page


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Twenty-three papers present detailed information at intervals along the New England part of the Appalachian geosyncline and on each of the major north and northeast-trending structural units in it. These papers contribute ideas concerning stratigraphy, paleogeology, age, and environment of deposition of the units in this region. Related: MCH049, MWR146, SPE197.
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MWR148
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June 01, 1976
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1148-7
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451
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Late Quaternary Paleoceanography Paleoclimatology

Full Title: Investigation of Late Quaternary Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
Editors: R.M. Cline and J.D. Hays


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Deep-sea cores and climatic records above the strandline produce the basis for reconstruction of paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic conditions at 18,000 B.P.
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MWR145
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March 01, 1976
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1145-2
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464
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Cenozoic History of the Southern Rocky Mountains

Full Title: Cenozoic History of the Southern Rocky Mountains: Papers deriving from a symposium presented at the Rocky Mountain Section meeting of The Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, 1973
Editor: Bruce F. Curtis


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Much new knowledge about the eventful Cenozoic Era in the Southern Rocky Mountains region has arisen from intensive geologic studies made during the past decade. Geologic relations long obscure and puzzling have become greatly clarified by radiometric age data, by careful petrologic analyses of sedimentary and volcanic rocks, by extension of paleontological studies, and by detailed mapping. Ogden Tweto, a leader of these new inquiries (and of earlier ones), recognized a few years back that some parts of this emerging Cenozoic story of the Southern Rocky Mountains had been scattered in publications of varying accessibility and that many other parts were quite fresh and unpublished. He saw that the new information had accumulated in ample quantity and had developed a form coherent enough to be of great importance to geologists with interests in such diverse matters as the economic mineral deposits, regional tectonics, volcanology, stratigraphy, sedimentation, paleontology, and geomorphology of this mountain area. Plainly the time was appropriate for putting together a comprehensive account of the regional Cenozoic history, and fortunately Tweto was willing to organize this account as a symposium for the 1973 Rocky Mountain Section meetings of the Geological Society of America. The papers in this volume, contributed by many of those responsible for the new state of knowledge, derive from that very successful symposium, but are in a somewhat more detailed form.
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MWR144
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June 01, 1975
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1144-4
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279
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Cenozoic history paleoceanography equatorial Pacific

Full Title: Cenozoic history and paleoceanography of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean: A regional synthesis of Deep Sea Drilling Project data
Authors: Tjeerd H. Van Andel, G. Ross Heath, and T.C. Moore, Jr.


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This study has three distinct but interrelated objectives: to prepare a geological synthesis of Deep Sea Drilling Project data from the central equatorial Pacific Ocean, to interpret this information in terms of the paleoceanographic history of this region, and to evaluate the usefulness of drill data and develop procedures and strategies for future studies of this kind. The investigation is based on primary data contained in the Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project and is supported by information from surface cores. The principal data used are the biostratigraphy, lithology, carbonate content, bulk density, and porosity of the cores. From these properties, sedimentation rates, carbonate and carbonate-free accumulation rates, and paleobathymetric histories of the drill sites were derived with the aid of Berggren's chronology. Paleopositions of the drill sites and surface cores were determined from rotation parameters of the Pacific and Cocos plates.
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MWR143
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March 01, 1975
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1143-6
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134
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Quantitative Studies in the Geological Sciences

Full Title: Quantitative Studies in the Geological Sciences--A Memoir in Honor of William C. Krumbein
Editor: H. Timothy Whitten


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In the middle of January 1973, a small group of people, long associated with William C. Krumbein, conceived the idea of preparing a monograph to honor both his past leadership in quantitative geology and his continuing stimulus to colleagues and students. Each paper in this volume reflects the impact of some different aspects of Krumbein's research and teaching. The papers are loosely grouped under six headings: (1) stratigraphic, sedimentary, and paleontological topics; (2) sediment transport; (3) geophysics and hydrodynamics; (4) geochemistry; (5) petrology; and (6) statistical methodology. The range of subject matter is large. Krumbein was frequently at pains to emphasize that most quantitative techniques, although developed to cope with a specific problem, commonly find ready application to many other domains. Hence, it is particularly appropriate that this volume include both a selection of specific applications of objective quantitative techniques to clearly defined earth science problems and a group of methodological papers. Of particular interest in the latter group is Watson's paper, which reviews and develops in detail the mathematics underlying the exciting new work in stereology; recent developments (mainly by French scientists and their texture analyzer) have demonstrated the importance of stereological techniques to the quantitative study of sedimentary and other particulate rocks. This work and other methodological research are likely to be forerunners of the next cycle of advance in objective, quantitative and qualitative, earth science; that is, in a continuation of the trends so ably fostered by William C. Krumbein.
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MWR142
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February 01, 1975
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1142-8
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406
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Reconnaissance geology of State of Baja California

Authors: R. Gordon Gastil, Richard P. Phelps, and Edwin C. Allison


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The prebatholithic terrane of Baja California is represented by a western belt of rocks like those of the Franciscan assemblage, a belt of Mesozoic volcanic-volcaniclastic rocks, a belt of Mesozoic(?) slate and metasandstone, and, along the Gulf of California, Paleozoic rocks of various types. The volcanic-volcaniclastic rocks are, in part, contemporaneous with batholithic emplacement. The Mesozoic thermal event that produced regional metamorphism and the emplacement of batholithic rocks can be described in terms of four metamorphic zones: (1) essentially unmetamorphosed rocks, (2) slate to phyllitic rocks, (3) schist and amphibolite, and (4) rocks in which the premetamorphic fabric has been entirely destroyed. Most of the discrete plutons are found in zone 3; zone 4 includes generalized metamorphic-plutonic rocks that have been deep in the crust for a prolonged time. The granitic exposures are made up of tonalite (73 percent), granodiorite (23 percent), and gabbro (2 percent). The plutons of largest diameters are formed of tonalite; plutons of smallest diameters, of gabbro and granite. Gabbro is common in the western half of the batholithic belt and rare in the eastern half. No systematic increase in ( K2O + Na2 0 ) / SiO2 is recognized across the peninsula…
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MWR140
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February 01, 1975
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1140-1
Pages:
170
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Petrology of Duke Island Ultramafic Complex, SE Alaska

Full Title: Petrology of the Duke Island Ultramafic Complex, Southeastern Alaska
Author: T.N. Irvine


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Duke Island, with an area of about 60 sq. mi., is situated on the North American Pacific Coast at latitude 55 ° N. The ultramafic complex exposed on the island is the southernmost of some thirty distinctive ultramafic bodies of Early Cretaceous age distributed along the 350-mi. length of southeastern Alaska. A similar belt of corresponding bodies occurs in the Ural Mountain; there are at least two complexes of the same type in British Columbia, a possible occurrence in California, and two in Venezuela. The oldest rocks on Duke Island are clastic sedimentary and volcanic rocks of probable Late Triassic or Jurassic age. These are metamorphosed to greenschist- and amphibolite-facies grades and intruded by gabbroic and granitic rocks. The ultramafic rocks underlie two main areas totaling 9 sq. mi., and about a dozen minor areas. They are emplaced in gabbro that is intensely amphibolitized1 around their edges and permeated by highly aluminous hornblende-anorthite pegmatite derived from the ultramafic complex…
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MWR138
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November 01, 1974
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1138-X
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240
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Stages for Correlation of Magallanes Basin Sediments

Full Title: A System of Stages for Correlation of Magallanes Basin Sediments
Authors: M.L. Natland, Eduardo Gonzalez P., Antonio Cañon, and Mario Ernst


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Foraminiferal studies and paleoecologic analysis of the southern Patagonia (Chile) sedimentary sequence suggest that a system of stages, based on a time-stratigraphic consideration, can be used for correlation of Magallanes basin sediments. On the basis of Foraminifera and other characteristics, the following stages have been established for the Upper Jurassic-Cretaceous-Tertiary Magallanes sequence: Rinconian (Oxfordian-Kimmeridgian), Esperanzian (Portlandian-Hauterivian), Pratian (Barremian), Tenerifian (Aptian-Albian), Peninsulian (Albian-Cenomanian), Lazian (Cenomanian-Santonian), Riescoian (Santonian-Maestrichtian), Germanian (Paleocene- Danian), Oazian (Paleocene), Manzanian (lower-middle Eocene), Brunswickian (lower-middle Eocene), Clarencian (upper Eocene), Moritzian (upper Eocene), Cameronian (upper Eocene-lower Oligocene), Rosarian (upper Oligocene-lower Miocene), Miradorian (upper Oligocene-lower Miocene), Gaviotian (Miocene), Sebastinian (Miocene), MacPhearsonian (Miocene), Divisaderian (upper Miocenelower Pliocene) and Mazian (Pleistocene). Lateral facies variations have been recognized in the Miradorian and Gaviotian stages, showing water shallowing from the southeast in Tierra del Fuego to the northwest in the mainland. It is probable that similar conditions exist in the lower Tertiary stages in the northern part of southern Argentina…
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Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates 1969-1972

Authors: J.T. Gregory, J.A. Bacskai, B. Brajnikov, and K. Munthe


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The present volume of the Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates is the last in a series begun in 1928 by C.L. Camp and V.L. Vanderhoof. Previous volumes have been published by The Geological Society of America as its Special Papers 27 and 42, and Memoirs 37, 57, 84, 92, 117, and 134. Like the "Bibliography and Catalogue of the Fossil Vertebrata of North America" by O.P. Hay which preceded them, the primary objective of these bibliographies has been to provide rapid access to citations to all publications dealing with any taxon of fossil vertebrates that appeared during the years included in each volume. Dr. Camp extended the geographic scope from North America to the entire world, and added an extensive index to subject matter other than biological systematics. The author catalogue contains citations to publications on fossil vertebrates which appeared during the years 1969 through 1972 and were received in Berkeley before the end of January 1973. Articles published before 1969 which had been omitted from earlier volumes are also cited. We regret that some works published in 1972 were received too late for inclusion.
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Bibliography, Index Paleozoic Crinoids (1942-1968)

Full Title: Bibliography and Index of Paleozoic Crinoids (1942-1968)
Author: G.D. Webster


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The bibliography for this compilation includes 488 references spanning the period 1938 through 1968 and one reference for 1930. Papers concerning crinoid morphology, paleoecology, optical properties of plates, stem orientation, parasites, and injured specimens are included in the bibliography. Although most of these papers do not include illustrated or described species, they are listed because they add significantly to information about Paleozoic crinoids. Monographs and papers of special importance, or considered by me to be major contributions to the knowledge of Paleozoic crinoids, are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the bibliography. Papers overlooked in this volume can be included in updated bibliographies published in the future.
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The Wisconsinan Stage

Editors: Robert F. Black, Richard P. Goldthwait, and H.B. Willman


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To the late Lewis M. Cline goes the credit for the initial impetus for this symposium volume. As Technical Chairman of the 1970 Annual Meeting of The Geological Society of America, he conferred with Black on possible topics for symposia at the Milwaukee meeting, and specifically questioned whether something on the Pleistocene would be timely. This led to the sanction by the Geomorphology Group of a symposium on the Pleistocene and to the appointment of the undersigned as a committee to carry out the wishes of the group. The committee selected the Wisconsinan Stage as a representative and amenable topic. Because of timing and the availability of contributors, it was not possible for the committee to obtain anywhere near the number of papers desired to provide representative coverage of the Wisconsinan Stage in the Midwest and other areas of the world. This volume includes all but one of the six papers actually presented at the symposium in Milwaukee. Some of the nine additional papers were presented in part at the regular sessions of the Annual Meeting, and others are more recent offerings. The committee recognizes both regional and topical gaps in this coverage of the Wisconsinan Stage. However, between papers on historical perspective for the Midwest and both polar regions, its scope is considered to be sufficiently broad to provide the reader with a reasonable concept of the development of thought on the Wisconsinan Stage, its present status, and to indicate some trends for the future. We wish to thank the individual contributors for their cooperation in the demanding and difficult task of bringing this volume to completion.
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Environmental Framework of Coastal Plain Estuaries

Full Title: Environmental Framework of Coastal Plain Estuaries - Based on Presentations at the Symposium on Estuaries 18th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section, The Geological Society of America, Columbia, South Carolina, April 10 and 11, 1969
Editor: Bruce W. Nelson


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Estuaries are submerged features of the coastal zone developed by geological agents, influenced by physical and chemical processes, inhabited by organisms, and used by man. Understanding the dynamic attributes of estuaries leads to more effective management of them. Contributors to this volume mirror the variety of viewpoints that may be applied to sharpen this understanding. A number of participants in the Symposium on Estuaries published their work independently, but the thirty-one contributions to this volume, in many cases updated extensions of the original presentations, adequately reflect the scope and character of the proceedings. Interactions between geologists and other disciplinary and professional specialists proved stimulating and productive, and the Southeastern Section of The Geological Society of America hopes that this volume will extend the flavor of the interdisciplinary exchanges to a broader audience of geologists. In the future, hopefully, effective interdisciplinary communication among the spectrum of specialists involved in estuarine research will be fostered by geologists who contribute their thoughts to symposia sponsored by other professional organizations.
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Studies in Earth and Space Sciences

Full Title: Studies in Earth and Space Sciences: A Memoir in Honor of Harry Hammond Hess
Editors: R. Shagam, R.B. Hargraves, W.J. Morgan, F.B. Van Houten, C.A . Burk, H.D. Holland, and L.C. Hollister


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A collection of papers written in honor of H.H. Hess. A fitting tribute to a scientist whose insight was a major contributing factor to the revolution that has encompassed every aspect of the earth sciences in the past decade. Topics in this collection of papers include geotectonics (18 papers), ultrabasic rocks (8 papers), Caribbean geology (11 papers), petrology (3 papers), mineralogy (4 papers), deformation of materials (3 papers), environmental geology (2 papers), and space science (4 papers).
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Annotated Bibliographies of Mineral Deposits

Full Title: Annotated Bibliographies of Mineral Deposits in the Western Hemisphere
Author: John D. Ridge


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Compiled and written primarily as an aid to economic geologists, this volume is a revision and expansion of Memoir 75, Selected Bibliographies of Hydrothermal and Magmatic Mineral Deposits, which though briefer, was worldwide. A bibliography of each ore deposit in the Western Hemisphere formed by magnetic or hydrothermal processes, is accompanied by a note section, which is an excellent résumé of the deposit. The notes contain a brief description of the location, size, and geology of each deposit as well as a list of the principal minerals, a classification of the deposit according to the modified Lindgren classification, and other pertinent data. Of the 238 deposits listed, 216 are in North America and 22 are in South America. The volume is supplemented by five indices (author, alphabetical index of deposits, deposits according to age of mineralization, deposits according to metals and minerals produced, and index according to modified Lindgren classification), and two appendices (classification of ore deposits and an outline of topics to be considered in the study of an ore deposit). This volume should be a well-used supplement to textbooks on economic geology.
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Studies in Mineralogy and Precambrian Geology

Full Title: Studies in Mineralogy and Precambrian Geology- A Volume in Honor of John W. Gruner
Editors: B.R. Doe and D.K. Smith


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This volume includes seventeen papers, broken down into three main sections: (1) studies of processes relating to investigations of the Precambrian, (2) investigations of the Precambrian of Minnesota and adjoining areas, and (3) minerals and mineralization.
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Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates, 1964-1968

Authors: C.L. Camp, R.H. Nichols, B. Brajnikov, E. Fulton, and J.A. Bacskai


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The closing date of the present volume (1968) marks the fortieth anniversary of this bibliography issued in five-year periods and covering the World literature. Previous numbers have appeared as: GSA Special Papers nos. 27 and 42 and as GSA Memoirs 37, 57, 84, 92, and 117. The O.P. Hay and A.S. Romer bibliographies provide nearly complete references for all the years before 1928. Our early volumes are now out-of-print. Our bibliographies are more comprehensive than mere reference lists. They provide access to information such as new names, new discoveries, faunal lists, and other pertinent material, by means of index headings. The indexes have been largely constructed from our own abstracts of the original articles as prepared on cards filed under the authors' names. The indexes refer to citations in the Author Catalogue. The Systematic Synopsis of Classification finally brings into order the proposals for changes and additions to the classification of the Chordata. An attempt has been made to discover and index all new scientific names. There are limits to the powers of detection. If an author casually proposes a novelty without so indicating, the name can easily escape us. At the beginning we list the new periodicals with abbreviations and those with names changed since previous periods. The indexes provide the kind of information that would be conveyed by abstracts. It may be that the index form is handier than the usual abstract form entered in an Author Catalogue. We believe that the index form is preferable for future use, more direct and concise and easier to consult. This point may be argued.
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Caribbean Geophysical, Tectonic, Petrologic Studies

Editor: Thomas W . Donnelly


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This volume of papers originated as contributions to the Fifth Caribbean Geological Conference, which was held during the first week of July, 1968, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The conferences have had a salutary effect on the rate of advance of knowledge of Caribbean geology, especially in the areas of stratigraphy, structural geology, paleontology, geomorphology, economic geology, and igneous petrology. Recently, there has been a focus on marine geology and geophysics, and there is every indication this area of interest will grow at future meetings. The ten papers in this volume are representative of current Caribbean research in the areas of petrology, structural geology, and marine geology and geophysics. Further, they effectively outline areas of special opportunity for future research in the Caribbean—areas that are of special interest today because of the intense current attention toward problems of the world's oceans and their interrelationship with continental border zones.
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Paleogeography Geological History Greater Antilles

Authors: K.M. Khudoley and A.A. Meyerhoff


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A Russian from Leningrad and a North American from Oklahoma synthesize the results of their own researches and the data from the unpublished and published literature on the geology and geophysics of the Greater Antilles island arc. The authors agree on most observational data, but differ strongly in many interpretations. Consequently each author presents his own viewpoint In this manner, under a single title and cover, two schools of thought are combined to illustrate one method of practicing T.C. Chamberlin's "method of multiple working hypotheses." A truism of Caribbean geology is that it is one of the most accessible, yet least understood, of the world's island arcs. This volume—despite a large number of summary papers and books written on the region—contains the first detailed synthesis of Greater Antillean geology since the publication of Charles Schuchert's book in 1935. Moreover, it is an attempt to overcome in part, for the Greater Antilles, one of geology's greatest stigmas—eloquently expressed by Mark Twain: "There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact" (from Life on the Mississippi, Chap. 17). The Greater Antilles orthogeosyncline formed in latest Jurassic-Early Cretaceous time from Cuba to the Virgin Islands, and persisted until Eocene time. A Cretaceous foredeep trough faced the western Jamaica Paleozoic(?) "backland," which the writers interpret to be an eastward extension of the Paleozoic-Tertiary Northern Central American orogen. Since Eocene time, isolated basins developed in which carbonate sedimentation was dominant, and the Greater Antilles no longer was a tectonically active arc. Orogeny and related crustal movements have been almost continuous since the Jurassic. Wrench-type and vertical block faulting, beginning locally in middle Cretaceous or earlier time, gradually fragmented the once-continuous orthogeosyncline. Granodioritic intrusions, having radiometric dates ranging from 180 to 46 my, are scattered through the orthogeosynclinal sequence. Tectonism—not of the island-arc type—continues today.
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Symposium on Conodont Biostratigraphy

Editors: Walter C. Sweet and Stig M. Bergström


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Conodonts, first described and illustrated in 1856 by Christian Heinrich Pander, were abundant and widely distributed in the past. Their phosphatic skeletal elements are common microfossils in marine rocks that range in age from Middle Cambrian through at least the Upper Triassic. For about 70 years after their discovery, conodonts seem to have been regarded largely as curiosities. Little serious systematic attention was paid to them until 1926, when Ulrich and Bassler demonstrated the utility of these microfossils in solving stratigraphic problems. The Symposium on Conodont Biostratigraphy was sponsored by the North-Central Section of The Geological Society of America and the Pander Society, an informal group of conodont workers. The symposium convened at the Ohio State University on May 15 and 16, 1969, at which time the invited papers assembled in this volume were presented orally and discussed. Taken collectively, these papers provide a remarkable summary of current biostratigraphic research based on conodonts. This summary can also serve as a primer for biostratigraphers and as a point of departure for much-needed additional work.
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Environmental Geochemistry in Health and Disease

Editors: Helen L. Cannon and Howard C. Hopps


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An interdisciplinary symposium on Environmental Geochemistry in Relation to Human Health and Disease was held on December 30, 1968, in Dallas, Texas, at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Participants included scientists from the fields of geochemistry, chemistry, soil science, geography, epidemiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and dentistry. The purpose of the symposium was to show that the chemistry of rocks, soils, plants, and water in a particular geographic environment may be causally related, either directly or indirectly, to the occurrence of animal and human diseases. The data presented in this volume, based upon the symposium described above, are representative of the state of knowledge in the field of geochemistry concerning the distribution of elements in various rock types of the substrata, the dispersal of these chemical constituents in soils and water during weathering, and their absorption by plants. The variance in trace-element content from optimum levels of availability in different geographic areas is controlled by a combination of geologic and climatic conditions. With respect to biomedical problems, the information presented here concentrates on medical ecology and the importance of geographic pathology in determining cause/effect relationships.
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Calculated X-Ray Powder Patterns Silicate Minerals

Full Title: Calculated X-Ray Powder Patterns of Silicate Minerals
Authors: I.Y. Borg and D.K. Smith


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Published by The Geological Society of America in cooperation with The Mineralogical Society of America, this book presents theoretical powder patterns of 193 siIicates, calculated from single-crystal structural data. Source data, including cell dimensions, site occupancy, space group, z, cleavage and habit, precede tabulated spacings, integrated and peak intensities associated with each calculated silicate pattern. A simulated diffractometer trace (a graphical resume of these data) accompanies each table. As the patterns are not influenced by sample idiosyncrasies or geometric and instrumental aberrations, they are useful for identification, as standards for quantitative analysis and as a guide to indexing of peaks used for calculations of accurate cell dimensions. The collection is intended as a supplement to the ASTM-X-Ray Powder Data File and includes a table of the five strongest diffraction maxima organized according to the Hanawalt scheme. Because the 5-line index is limited to silicates, it is a compact aid for geologists and mineralogists in identifying silicate phases by powder x-ray techniques.
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Great Basin Lower Devonian Brachiopods

Author: J.G. Johnson


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The present work is an attempt to discover the make-up of brachiopod faunas of Siegenian and Emsian age in the Great Basin, particularly as they occur in the more fossiliferous localities in central Nevada. It is a preliminary but comprehensive account of the brachiopods and their succession according to a zonal scheme with the fullest possible description and illustration of the common brachiopods and many of the rare ones. It is regarded as a basis for future investigations. The upper Lower Devonian brachiopods of central Nevada compose a large assemblage of which 127 species distributed among 83 genera are known. Almost all are known from silicified specimens that allow a better understanding of a number of genera for the first time.
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North American Carboniferous Brachiopods (1898-1968)

Full Title: Bibliography and Index of North American Carboniferous Brachiopods (1898-1968)
Authors: John L. Carter and Ruth C. Carter


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This bibliography and accompanying index supplements and brings up to date through December, 1968, Stuart Weller's Bibliographic Index of North American Carboniferous Invertebrates (U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 153, 1898). The text consists of two parts. The first is a bibliography and the second an alphabetically arranged index of the species with the citations in chronological order. Locality and stratigraphic information is briefly summarized at the end of the citation list for each species.
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Geological Investigations of the North Pacific

Editor: James D. Hays


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Much of the work reported in this book is based on detailed studies of deep-sea cores taken by R/V Vema on its twentieth cruise and by R/V Conrad on its tenth cruise. In addition to the geomagnetic data they yielded, many of these cores were rich in diatoms, Radiolaria, and ice-rafted debris, as well as numerous discrete ash layers. The volume is comprehensive in scope, including papers dealing with stratigraphy, the nature and distribution of bottom sediments, bottom water and near-bottom suspended sediment, paleomagnetic and paleoclimatic interpretations, and new geomagnetic data from across the entire North Pacific. The closing paper presents a model for the geological evolution of the Pacific floor through the Tertiary.
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Low-Grade Metamorphism California Coast Ranges

Full Title: Comparative Study of Low-Grade Metamorphism in the California Coast Ranges and the Outer Metamorphic Belt of Japan
Authors: W.G. Ernst, Y. Seki, H. Onuki, and M.C. Gilbert


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This paper presents the results of a project carried out under the auspices of the United States–Japan Cooperative Science Program during the period January 1965 through October 1968. The goal of this project was a comparison of two low-grade metamorphic belts marginal to the Pacific Ocean, namely the Sanbagawa and Franciscan terranes. These are part of a much more extensive, Pacific-encircling series of low-grade metamorphic terranes. Characteristic portions of the Outer Metamorphic Belt of Japan and the California Coast Ranges are contrasted with regard to: (1) local areal relationships, petrology, and regional structures; (2) metamorphic assemblages, phase compositions, and mineral parageneses; (3) nature of element partitioning among coexisting minerals; (4) inferred physiocochemical conditions during metamorphism; and (5) relationship of blueschist facies metamorphism to circumpacific orogenesis. Four color maps at various scales are included. In all, modes were measured for nearly 700 thin sections of rocks from the two metamorphic belts; bulk densities for more than half of the corresponding samples here obtained. Also, selected optical and X-ray properties for some minerals from these rocks have been measured. All these data are tabulated elsewhere but are summarized graphically in this report. Chemical data listed in the paper include conventional gravimetric rock analyses, "wet" chemical analyses of minerals, and electron microprobe analyses of minerals.
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Relation of Shell Form to Life Habits in Bivalvia

Full Title: Relation of Shell Form to Life Habits in the Bivalvia (Mollusca)
Author: Steven M. Stanley


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This study examines the relationships between shell form and life habits in the class Bivalvia (Pelecypoda). Although dealing almost exclusively with living species, it has been undertaken chiefly for application to paleontologic studies of extinct taxa. The phrases "life habits" and "mode of life" are used synonymously here to represent the essential behavioral attributes of bivalves related to their external requirements for living space, sustenance, and survival. Reproductive activities are not considered. At the outset of this study the existing literature on bivalve life habits and habitats was too meager to provide a basis for large-scale functional morphologic interpretation. Standardized observations were needed for a variety of species. A program was therefore undertaken to obtain the required ecologic and behavioral information. For convenience, the common Western Atlantic bivalve species were chosen for study, as a sample of the world fauna. Most field and laboratory studies were carried out in three geographic areas: Cape Cod, Massachusetts; southern and western Florida; and southwestern Puerto Rico. The region encompassing the study areas extends from the cold-temperate realm to the tropics. The 95 species studied belong to 65 genera, 29 families, and 17 superfamilies, as classified in this volume, and represent a good taxonomic sample of the living shallow-water bivalve taxa of the world.
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Regional Tectonic Synthesis Northwestern New England

Full Title: Regional Tectonic Synthesis of Northwestern New England and Adjacent Quebec
Author: Wallace M. Cady


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The exceedingly complicated tectonic relations of northwestern New England and adjacent Quebec are here studied in the perspective of a 30,000-square mile region in the northwestern extension of the Appalachian belt. This region Iies athwart a major change in the trend of the mountains from northerly in southern New England to northeasterly in northern New England and southern Quebec. The synthesis here presented is essentially a rationale of the tectonics of the region. It brings to Iight many unforeseen relations. The various tectonic features and related bodies of rock are described and interpreted in the order of their first appearance. The principal biostratigraphic and radiometric evidence is closed with a running account of the chronology.
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Taxonomic Revision Cretaceous Cenozoic Tellinidae

Full Title: Taxonomic Revision of the Superspecific Groups of the Cretaceous and Cenozoic Tellinidae
Author: Freydoun Afshar


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The pelecypod family, Tellinidae, constitutes one of the most distinctive groups of the shallow water marine molluscan faunas. It is represented in all of the oceans and seas from the polar to the tropical regions and within these waters is found from "the level of high water of neap tides" to depths in excess of 600 fathoms. From within this wide range of geographic and bathymetric distribution, a large number of species and varieties have been described. Paleontologic literature reveals an apparently equally cosmopolitan distribution and abundance of species during Cretaceous and Cenozoic times. In this work, earlier attempts at a classification of the family Tellinidae are reviewed, and a classification of the family based on shell characters is proposed. These essential characters are the nature of the hinge teeth and the nature of the pallial sinus; characters of secondary importance are the shape of the shell, sculpture, relative position of the umbones, and size of the shell. A diagnosis of each genus and subgenus is given, together with bibliographic references, citation of the type-species, and geologic range of the taxon, and a description and figure of each type species.
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Geology and Petrology of the Galapagos Islands

Authors: A.R. McBirney and Howel Williams


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More than sixty scientists took part in the Galapagos International Scientific Project conducted by the University of California Extension Division with the support of the National Science Foundation and the Charles Darwin Foundation. The authors were part of the geologic contingent of that expedition. The Galapagos Archipelago constitutes one of the world's largest and most active groups of oceanic volcanoes. Chemically the rocks differ from those of Hawaii; they are probably typical of igneous rocks related to the East Pacific Rise. Plutonic and effusive tholeiitic rocks follow parallel courses of differentiation with enrichment in Fe/Mg, total alkalis, and excess silica. Alkali basalts are derived from a deeper source than are the tholeiitic rocks and show little evidence of differentiation. The islands were never connected to the main land of South or Central America. They grew from a broad shallow platform near the crest of the East Pacific Rise, and the location of individual volcanoes appears to have been controlled by two major fracture systems, one trending north-northwest and the other nearly east-west.
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Coprolites: An Annotated Bibliography

Authors: Walter Häntzschel , Farouk EI-Baz, and G. C. Amstutz


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Coprolites, or fossilized animal excrements, have received much attention from some paleontologists and geologists for nearly 150 years. This liberally illustrated work is more than a bibliography —it constitutes as complete a review of present knowledge as is possible. The introductory section discusses some general questions about coprolites—their origin, classification, and geologic significance. This is followed by the Annotated Bibliography itself, which contains definite abstracts of all the literature that was available to and consulted by the authors. An appendix lists the animals to which coprolites have been ascribed and the "generic" names of the relatively few coprolites that have been named.
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History of the Redwall Limestone Northern Arizona

Full Title: History of the Redwall Limestone of Northern Arizona
Authors: Edwin D. McKee and Raymond C. Gutschick. Chapters on paleontology of the Redwall Limestone by Betty Skipp, William J. Sando, Helen Duncan, Ellis L. Yochelson, W.M. Furnish, Donald B. Macurda Jr., and James C. Brower


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The Grand Canyon of Arizona has long been famous as an ideal place in which to see and understand many of the basic principles of geology—especially those dealing with stratigraphy and sedimentology. More than three decades ago, a plan was set up by Dr. McKee and several colleagues to make detailed studies of the principal sedimentary rocks. Studies included the Kaibab and Toroweap Formations (1938), the Cambrian history (1945), and the Moenkopi (1954). This memoir on the Redwall Limestone is another in a series of definitive investigations of the principal formations. A special feature is the inclusion of significant information on the extensive and varied fauna in the Redwall Limestone by a group of paleontologists, each of whom reports on his or her field of specialization.
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Igneous and Metamorphic Geology

Full Title: Igneous and Metamorphic Geology: A Volume in Honor of Arie Poldervaart
Editors: Leonard Larsen, Martin Prinz, and Vincent Manson


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Arie Poldervaart, 1918-1964, a truly great geologist and teacher, died at the age of 46. Some of the innumerable students and friends whom he had inspired in his too-short professional life compiled this volume as a means of perpetuating his memory. These 19 papers report enlightened, modern studies of the geology of many parts of the world. Though the emphasis of most is the petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks, Poldervaart's depth and breadth of interest is reflected in papers on structural geology and tectonism, on regional gravity, and on geochemistry. Some of the papers report modern studies of classic localities that have long puzzled geologists; others describe newer problem areas. All of them add new insight to our knowledge of Earth.
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Paleoecology Early Pleistocene Lake Texas

Full Title: Paleoecology of an Early Pleistocene Lake on the High Plains of Texas
Authors: Roger Y. Anderson and Douglas W. Kirkland


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The presence of annual laminations in the Rita Blanca deposits provides a framework for the study of the temporal relationships of some of the ecologic processes. The broad scope of the investigation required the participation of a number of specialists; individual articles in this report reflect their contributions. By integrating the conclusions and judgments of all the participants in the study, Anderson and Kirkland have derived a satisfying picture of the environment of a small and relatively short-Iived Rita Blanca Lake.
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Studies in Volcanology

Full Title: Studies in Volcanology: A Memoir in Honor of Howel Williams
Editors: Robert R. Coats, Richard L. Hay, and Charles A. Anderson


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Howel Williams has long had great influence on contemporary volcanology and igneous petrology. In parallel with his own discerning field studies, he has inspired hosts of students and professional colleagues through his enthusiastic devotion to volcanoes. Studies in Volcanology was prepared by these friends for his seventieth birthday as a token of their admiration and respect. The book comprises 17 papers that describe modern studies of old and new volcanoes from Tahiti and Hawaii to Alaska and New Mexico. Each story is complete in itself but together they present an outstanding report on modern volcanology and a fitting tribute to the man who inspired the authors.
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MWR116
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Telluride Ores of Boulder County, Colorado

Authors: William C. Kelly and Edwin N. Goddard


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Boulder County, Colorado, whose mines have produced more than $33 million in gold and silver since 1858, has long been known as one of the few classical areas of telluride mineralization in North America. Its fame rests chiefly on the remarkable variety of rare metallic minerals that are abundant in the telluride veins; some 35 different metallic species and a total of 67 vein-forming minerals have been identified. The unusual mineralogy of the veins early drew the attention of such capable scientists as Genth and Silliman, and their careful records have required no major modifications since. This work primarily records a modern x-ray and microscope study of several hundred telluride samples from 53 mines and prospects in the county. The abundance, associations, and paragenesis of metallic minerals are interpreted in terms of the environment and of the ore-forming processes.
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The Kiglapait Layered Intrusion, Labrador

Author: S.A. Morse


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Memoir 112 represents the first extended publication on the geology and setting of the Kiglapait Intrusion, a large Precambrian intrusion found on the coast of Labrador. This study comprises reports on field relations, petrography, and physically determined mineral compositions. Work on the intrusion afforded an unparalleled opportunity for studying the genesis of syenitic residual liquids and the behavior of basaltic magma during a closed-system fractionation process. Studies on quantitative petrogenetic treatment are introduced: further work in this and related studies is in progress.
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Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy of Western Gulf Coast

Full Title: Upper Cretaceous Stratigraphy of the Western Gulf Coast Area of Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas
Author: Emile A. Pessagno Jr.


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The planktonic Foraminifera are one of the most important groups of pelagic invertebrates for the precise local, regional, and intercontinental correlation of Upper Cretaceous strata . Their rapid evolution during Late Cretaceous time, their cosmopolitan nature, and their great abundance in most marine sedimentary strata make them superb biostratigraphic tools. This report deals with the stratigraphic distribution of planktonic Foraminifera in the Upper Cretaceous strata of the western GuIf Coast, area of Mexico, Texas, and Arkansas. A detailed system of zonation is presented that should greatly facilitate the correlation of Upper Cretaceous strata in the area mentioned above as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere and in Eurasia.
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Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates 1959-1963

Authors: C.L. Camp, H.J. Allison, R.H. Nichols, and H. McGinnis


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This is the seventh volume in a series treating the world Iiterature of vertebrate paleontology from 1928 through 1963. Previous volumes, each covering a five-year period, appeared as GSA Special Papers 27 and 42, and Memoirs 37, 57, 84, and 92. An essential tool for the specialist, the volume contains an author catalog , a subject index, and a systematic index.
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MWR117
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Conodonts Zonation of Upper Devonian in Great Basin

Full Title: Conodonts and Zonation of the Upper Devonian in the Great Basin
Authors: David L. Clark and Raymond L. Ethington


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A review of Upper Devonian conodonts has been attempted with the idea of comparing the German system of zonation with that of the Great Basin. This review has led to the recognition of 12 distinct conodont assemblages in the Great Basin Upper Devonian, each of which corresponds in sequence and important faunal elements to the zones defined in the Upper Devonian of Germany. With the multiple zonation now recognized in the Lower and Middle Devonian of the Great Basin, a useful Devonian zonation with conodonts is available. The primary task of conodont students until now has been the recording of basic taxonomic and stratigraphic data. This report, as such, is primarily a biostratigraphic study of Great Basin Devonian rocks. Although much work of this nature remains to be done, it is already time that the serious student can look beyond this initial kind of work to the equally valuable and perhaps more interesting biologic and ecologic research. In general, the material secured for this study is not of sufficient quantity or quality to permit biometric analysis, nor has it been possible to enlarge upon the poorly understood concept of multi-element biologic species or of evolution in conodonts. However, the taxonomy and stratigraphy reported here become part of a larger body of information published during the last few years which will form the basis of the varied biologic as well as paleoecologic and paleobiogeographic determinations. These latter studies offer more of a challenge than similar studies of any other fossil group.
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Index Fossil Recent Silicoflagellates and Ebridian

Full Title: Index of Fossil and Recent Silicoflagellates and Ebridians with Descriptions and Illustrations of Validly Proposed Taxa
Authors: Alfred R. Loeblich III, Laurel A. Loeblich, Helen Tappan, and Alfred R. Loeblich Jr.


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The silicoflagellates and ebridians, minute silica-secreting marine planktonic flagellates, have been known both in the fossil state and from the present seas for more than a century. They are "claimed" both by zoologists, who regard them as protozoans, and by botanists, who regard them as algae, but they have received little attention by stratigraphers and generally have been neglected by paleontologists in the Western Hemisphere. Studies of these organisms have proven their stratigraphic value and it is with the hope of focusing attention on them, and on various problems associated with their study, that this index is presented. All published silicoflagellate and ebridian taxa of generic rank and lower, both fossil and Recent, are indexed. Citations of their geographic and geologic provenance, and place of original publication are included, and their nomenclatural status indicated. In summary, this memoir may serve as a single reference source for original descriptions and illustrations of all validly proposed taxa through 1967.
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Nevada Test Site

Editor: Edwin B. Eckel


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Since 1956, when the United States began to investigate the feasibility of underground testing of nuclear devices, the Nevada Test Site has been studied in detaiI by teams of earth scientists. Possibly no area of comparable size in the United States has been more thoroughly studied, yet is less widely known to the earth science community. The primary purpose of these studies was to aid and advise the Atomic Energy Commission in all phases of its duty to conduct safe and effective underground tests of nuclear explosives. A necessary by-product of these pragmatic investigations, however, was an enormous growth of scientific knowledge of the complex geologic and hydrologic conditions that exist in and near the Test Site. This basic knowledge was regularly applied in the nuclear test program, but not until 1966 was it feasible to report many of the findings to the professional public. The technical sessions of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section, The Geological Society of America, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 11-14, 1966, focused on the geology and hydrology of the Nevada Test Site. The summary story of these investigations was so ably presented at the meeting, and was so well received there, that the Society immediately sought the privilege of bringing it to a still wider audience through publication. This volume is the result. Except for minor additions and corrections, all papers in this collection appear essentially as they were presented orally at the meeting. Most illustrations have been redrawn to meet the requirements of reproduction on paper, but their content and detail are unchanged from the lantern slides displayed during the talks.
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Tidal Flat Sedimentation Colorado River Delta

Full Title: Tidal Flat Sedimentation of the Colorado River Delta, Northwestern Gulf of California
Author: Robert W. Thompson


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Recognition of tidal flat deposits in the geologic record requires a knowledge of modern intertidal sediments from a variety of physiographic settings. The most detailed studies hitherto available have been centered on the North Sea coast of Germany and the Netherlands. The purpose of this volume is to broaden our knowledge by recording the detailed examination of the products of a very different environment. In the northwestern Gulf of California, intertidal deposits accumulated in an arid climate, at the landward end of a semi-enclosed basin, where tidal range is great but waves relatively insignificant. Contrasts between the two areas emphasize the importance of physiographic setting in controlling the morphology and sedimentary facies of tidal flats.
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Type Species of Paleozoic Nuculoid Bivalve Genera

Author: A. Lee McAlester


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A major obstacle to phylogenetic and systematic study of the Class Bivalvia is inadequate knowledge of hundreds of obscure and poorly defined Paleozoic genera. This study provides redescriptions and modern illustrations of the type species for all Paleozoic nuculoid bivalve genera, which make up about 10 percent of the generic names proposed for Paleozoic bivalves. Subjective considerations, including subjective synonymies, are omitted in an attempt to provide an objective foundation of facts for all future evolutionary and systematic studies of nuculoid bivalves.
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Brachiopoda Keyser Limestone Maryland

Full Title: Brachiopoda of the Keyser Limestone (Silurian-Devonian) of Maryland and Adjacent Areas
Author: Zeddie Paul Bowen


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A rich, although relatively unknown, invertebrate fauna has been reported from the Keyser Limestone; however, few adequate taxonomic studies of any of these fossils have been made. In this work, 33 species of brachiopods, representing 26 genera, from within a 50-mile radius of the type section are described in detail. The stratigraphic ranges of these brachiopods are used as criteria to investigate the position of the Silurian-Devonian boundary in eastern North America.
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MWR102
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Coastal Dunes of California

Author: William S. Cooper


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This report, together with GSA Memoir 72 (reprinted 1967), presents the geomorphic history of coastal sand dunes from Baja, California, to Washington. Eustatic rise of sea level was the most significant event in this history, but climate, vegetation, and man have all played their parts.
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Ostracoda From the Gulf of California

Author: Frederick M. Swain


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This paper describes and illustrates 91 species of Recent Ostracoda from the Gulf of California; 42 species are newly described, 34 are previously described, and 15 are not given specific assignment. All collections were from the upper centimeter of sediment from about 200 stations. The distributional association and possible sources of the ostracod fauna and migration paths of the species are briefly discussed.
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Caribbean Geological Investigations

Author: H.H. Hess


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Five papers prepared as part of the Caribbean project being carried on by the Department of Geology at Princeton University to elucidate the structural development of an island-arc area and the relationship of its current volcanism and seismicity to this development.
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MWR098
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Geology of the Alaska Peninsula-Island Arc

Full Title: Geology of the Alaska Peninsula-Island Arc and Continental Margin
Author: C.A. Burk


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A study of the geologic history and structural configuration of the Alaska Peninsula, which is of special geological interest since it represents the continental margin of southern Alaska as well as part of the Aleutian island arc. Book includes Geologic Map of the Alaska Peninsula Southwest of Wide Bay (color. 2 sheets, each 40 1/2 by 49 1/2 inches. Scale, 1:250,000. Contour intervals, 200 and 1000 feet) and Tectonic Map of the Alaska Peninsula and Adjacent Areas (color. 1 sheet, 31 1/2 by 38 1/4 inches. Scale, 1:1,000,000. Includes index to previous maps of the Alaska Peninsula area).
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Handbook of Physical Constants

Editor: Sydney P. Clark Jr.


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A compilation of basic physical and chemical characteristics of Earth's lithologic, hydrologic, and mineralogic components. The new edition is a thoroughly revised and greatly expanded version of Special Paper 36, published by The Geological Society of America in 1942. Mechanical, thermal, seismic, electrical, magnetic, nuclear, and radioactive constants are covered by 30 contributors.
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Texas Mojsisovicziinae, Zonation Fredericksburg

Full Title: Texas Mojsisovicziinae (Ammonoidea) and the Zonation of the Fredericksburg
Author: Keith Young


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A biostratigraphic study of the dominant faunas of the Fredericksburg and Washita Divisions of Texas. The morphologic and stratigraphic description of species of mojsisovicziine genera Venezoliceras, Oxytropidoceras, Manuaniceras, and Adkinsites provides the most detailed biostratigraphic zonation thus far available for the upper Middle Albian and earliest Upper Albian beds of the Tethys province.
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Faunas and Stratigraphy of Snowy Range Formation

Full Title: Faunas and Stratigraphy of the Snowy Range Formation (Upper Cambrian) in Southwestern Montana and Northwestern Wyoming
Author: Richard E. Grant


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A study filling in some of the remaining gaps in knowledge of the Croixan Series of southwestern Montana and northwestern Wyoming. It describes the faunas and rocks in terms of the biostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic successions, comparing them with documented success ions in other areas.
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Heteromorph Ammonoids from Albian, Cenomenian of TX

Full Title: Heteromorph Ammonoids From the Albian and Cenomenian of Texas and Adjacent Areas
Author: David L. Clark


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A synthesis of the taxonomy of the Texas Cretaceous heteromorphs with European studies of heteromorphs designed to arrive at a modern classification of the abnormally coiled Albian and Cenomanian ammonoids in Texas and adjacent areas.
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MWR095
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Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates 1954-1958

Authors: C.L. Camp, H.J. Allison, and R.H. Nichols


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The sixth volume of a series listing and indexing publications in vertebrate paleontology and paleoanthropology for the years beginning with 1928 (see previous entry). Approximately one-third of the works cited deal with paleoanthropology. Increased attention has been paid to stratigraphy and correlation problems, and the synopsis of classification has been elaborated and revised.
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MWR092
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Fossil Dinoflagellates and Acritarchs

Full Title: Bibliography and Index of Fossil Dinoflagellates and Acritarchs
Authors: Charles Downie and William Antony S. Sarjeant


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An annotated bibliography and index of two groups of microfossils with organic shell walls, the dinoflagellates and the acritarchs. Covering the period from 1837 to 1963, it is the first complete bibliography of these groups, which are assuming considerable importance in stratigraphy.
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Silurian and Devonian Corals Falls of the Ohio

Full Title: Silurian and Devonian Corals of the Falls of the Ohio
Authors: Erwin C. Stumm


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A monograph which revises the descriptions, works out the synonymy, and illustrates all available type specimens of corals from the Falls of the Ohio (the Louisville, Jeffersonville, and Beechwood Limestones of Silurian and Devonian age), which can be seen in almost every natural history museum in the world.
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Late Eocene Zogeography Eastern Gulf Coast Region

Full Title: Late Eocene Zogeography of the Eastern Gulf Coast Region
Author: Alan H. Cheetham


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A study undertaken to unravel a small part of the history of the Floridian Plateau through analysis of data on distribution and abundance of marine fossils, chiefly cheilostome bryozoans, incorporated in upper Eocene sediments in Florida, southern Alabama, and southern Georgia. It is based on examination of 500 samples from outcrops, shallow wells, and core holes.
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Ordovician Paleontology Northern Hudson Bay Lowland

Full Title: Ordovician Paleontology of the Northern Hudson Bay Lowland
Author: Samuel J. Nelson


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A report of the Late Ordovician fossiIs of the northern Hudson Bay lowland, obtained from five formations in the Nelson, Churchill, South Knife, and North Knife river areas. The fauna include 3 stromatoporoid species (1 new), 41 coral species (11 new and 2 new genera), 8 gastropod species (1 new), 56 cephalopod species (21 new and 1 new genus), and 1 graptolite species, which are described and in part illustrated. Brachiopods are listed only.
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Supai Formation (Permain) of Eastern Arizona

Author: Stephen S. Winters


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A study of the Supai Formation of east-central Arizona, strategic for an understanding of the Permian System of the southwestern United States because it lies in a little-known area between the better-known regions of Grand Canyon and west Texas. It should contribute to the understanding of the transition between the Colorado Plateau and the New Mexico-Texas province.
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Wolfcampian Series (Permian), Glass Mountains, TX

Full Title: Standard Wolfcampian Series (Permian), Glass Mountains, Texas
Author: Charles A. Ross


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A stratigraphic and faunal study of the Wolfcampian Series (Lower Permian) of the Glass Mountains, west Texas, the standard section for North America. It establishes a fusulinid zonation for this important series. The series is divided into two formations separated by a major unconformity; the lower one is the Neal Ranch Formation, and the upper one the Lenox Hills Formation. These formations contain distinctly different species of fusulinids, but both are within the zone of Pseudoschwagerina.
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Morphologic Relationships Middle Ordovician Ostracoda

Full Title: Morphologic and Systematic Relationships of Some Middle Ordovician Ostracoda
Author: John C. Kraft


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A description of 54 species, 44 of them new, of a silicified ostracod fauna from the Middle Ordovician (Chazyan-Tretonian) Lincolnshire and Edinburg Formations of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Three new genera and a new family are proposed.
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X-Ray Powder Data for Ore Minerals: Peacock Atlas

Full Title: X-Ray Powder Data for Ore Minerals: The Peacock Atlas
Authors: L.G. Berry and R.M. Thompson


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An atlas of x-ray powder diffraction data, including visual intensities, observed glancing angles, measured and calculated interplanar spacings, and indices of the reflecting planes, for almost 300 minerals. It resulted from studies undertaken at the University of Toronto by the late Professor M.A. Peacock with the assistance of numerous graduate students.
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Bibliography Fossil Vertebrates N. America 1509-1927

Full Title: Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates Exclusive of North America 1509-1927
Authors: Alfred Sherwood Romer, Nelda E. Wright. Tilly Edinger, and Richard Van Frank


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A comprehensive bibliography of published works dealing with the vertebrate paleontology of regions other than continental North America through the year 1927. This Memoir, plus the two bibliographies by the late Oliver P. Hay dealing with North American vertebrate fossils up to 1509, and the series by Charles L. Camp and his associates, which give a worldwide coverage from 1928 on, provide a coverage of the entire subject from its beginnings to the present.
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MWR087
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Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates 1949-1953

Authors: C.L. Camp and H.J. Allison


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The fifth volume of a series listing and indexing publications in vertebrate paleontology and paleoanthropology for the years beginning with 1928. (Previous volumes appeared as Special Papers 27 and 42 and as Memoirs 37 and 57.) The series continues the North American bibliographies compiled by Oliver P. Hay and supplements the bibliographies compiled by A.S. Romer and his associates for the extra-North American Iiterature. An endeavor has been made to list all publications on fossil vertebrates and fossil man to the advent of cultivated plants and domesticated animals or metals and pottery, or both. New fields are included in the Subject Index.
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MWR084
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May 01, 1961
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1084-7
Pages:
532
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Oligocene Plants from the Upper Ruby River Basin

Full Title: Oligocene Plants from the Upper Ruby River Basin, South-Western Montana
Author: Herman F. Becker


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A study of a recently discovered flora from the upper part of the Ruby River Basin. The author compares it with other Tertiary floras of the western United States and uses it to interpret the paleoecology and paleoclimatology of the area and the age of the shales in which it is found.
Product Code:
MWR082
Published:
May 01, 1961
ISBN Number:
0-8137-1082-0
Pages:
127
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Biostratigraphic Studies in the Comanche

Full Title: Biostratigraphic Studies in the Comanche (Cretaceous) Series of Northern Mexico and Texas
Author: Bob. F. Perkins


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Studies undertaken to determine the age of the Aurora limestone in the central part of the Sierra de Tlahualilo and to show its correlation with the Aurora in the type area and with the north Texas formations of other facies deposited in the Early Cretaceous seas.
Product Code:
MWR083
Published:
May 01, 1960
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