Geological Map of Asia and Europe (1: 5000 000)


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Author: Li Tingdong
Language: English
ISBN/ISSN: 7116024212
Published on: 2010-01

Geological map of Asia and Europe (1:5000000), in 9 sheets. The map is immense in size, just list the Eurasian continent itself. A Large wall of at least 3M wide and 2.4M high is needed to display it. The continent of Eurasia is the largest of the world. It occupies about 36% of the total 1 and area of the globe. It is a mosaic of many large and small tectonic blocks, welded by younger orogenic belts. To achieve a com;ete coverage of geological features of the entire continent in a single map is evidently a very difficult task. The production of this map is indeed most admirable.
The map legend includes (1) Stratigraphy, (2) igneous rocks, (3) genetic types of the quaternary deposits (marine, lacustrine, loess, glacial, etc.), and (4) offshore isobaths. The igneous rocks include (a) plutonic rocks with standard color designation for different rock types and chronological symbols. (b)hypabyssal intrusive rocks, and (c) Pliocene-to-recent and pre-Pliocene volcanic rocks. Because the Eurasian continent contains an immense spectrum of geologicl features, not all of them can be expressed in a single map. However, the key elements, such as rock type distribution, principal tectonic/structural trends, major drainage systems, and other geomorphic features are well demonstrated.

1. Introduction
(1) Purpose and Significance of the Compilation of the Map
(2) Guiding Thought on the Compilation and Research Contents
(3) Research Way and Technical Line

2. Compilation of the Base Map and Plotting of Geological Contents
(1) Compilation of the Base Map and Layout of the Map Compilation
(2) Technical Requirements and Accuracy for Compiling Geological Contents

3. Tectonic Framework
(1) Blocks
(2) Mobile Belts

4. Stratigraphic Classification
(1) Precambrian
(2) Lower Paleozoic
(3) Upper Paleozoic
(4) Mesozoic
(5) Cenozoic

5. Stages of Magmatism and Basic Characteristics of Magmatic Rocks
(1) Archean Magmatic Rocks
(2) Proterozoic Magmatic Rocks
(3) Paleozoic Magmatic Rocks
(4) Meso-Cenozoic Magmatic Rocks

6. Main References

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