Atlas of the Palaeogeography of China

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Author: Institute of Geology and Wuhan College of Geology
Language: English
1985; Hardcover;380x280cm;

The tlas is in octavo volume. It includes 123 plates consisting of palaeogeographic maps, palaeobiogeo graphic maps, columnar sections and sedimentation profiles, etc. They are arranged in groups in the order of diminishing age, in accordance with tectonic stages. The map groups ofeach stage usually begin with a palaeotectonic map and each geologic period starts with an outcrop map. An outline map showing a geotectonic units of China and a series of regional tectonic profiles showing their historic development came last in the atlas with the function of a summary.A topographic map of China was put in advance of other maps as a reference for location of specific geographic names. In the general legend are included those commonly used in palaeogeographic maps, columnar sections and sedimentation profiles, which are given in the beginning of the volume. Legends used only in specified maps, such as the palaeotectonic and palaeobiogeographic, are given in the respective plates. A separate legend is compiled for the quaternary. The explanatory texts amounts to about 200,000 words and appear after all the maps, arranged in order of age. For the convenience offoreignreaders an abridged English explanation has been prepared, which contains a complete translation of the first chapter(general account) and abstracts of the remaining chapters. Legends and professional annotation on the maps are also given in English an Chinese.The main aim of this atlas is thus to reveal the fundamental course in palaeogeographic development and crustal evolution of China, and to appraise its position and implication in global tectonics.


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