Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean and Passive Margins
- W. Manspeizer
- Published: December 1988
- Imprint: ELSEVIER
- ISBN: 978-0-444-42903-2
The collection of papers reviewed here is therefore not only of historical importance, but represents a timely and appropriate contribution to a field of major research interest.... In an anthology of this size, quality is bound to vary, but only a couple of contributions are truly weak. Some are good, although of limited scope; the sorts of papers that can be found in any one of a number of specialist journals, but several chapters are reviews or regional studies which represent outstanding, state-of-the-art syntheses of many aspects of these basins. The editor, Warren Manspeizer, who himself provides an excellent synthesis of the origin, history and significance of the Newark Supergroup basins, is to be congratulated on gathering together such a fine collection of papers... All in all this is a highly successful compilation of papers which will provide a standard source of reference on the Early Mesozoic of the North Atlantic margins for some time to come. The presentation is excellent.., figures are of high quality, and for a work of this scale typographical errors are remarkably few.
M. Talbot, Sedimentology
This is a splendid work on the critical part of the history of one of the great oceans of the world. It also provides us with a detailed model for looking at passive margins generally.
Marine Geology, 1992