Series: Developments in Precambrian Geology

Edited by Kent Condie, Elsevier's Developments in Precambrian Geology book series is designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of the Precambrian, including (1) chemical, biological, biochemical and cosmochemical evolution; (2) geochemistry and geochronology; (3) geophysical aspects of the early Earth; and (4) nature and evolution of the lithosphere. The Editor particularly welcomes integrated process-oriented and comparative studies that involve a combination of the above fields and/or demonstrate the effect of Precambrian evolution on Phanerozoic earth-system processes.
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Book Series: Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Tectonics, Global Change and Evolution

Most recent volume

Volume 16. Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Tectonics, Global Change and Evolution

Published: 29th October 2009 Editors: Claudio Gaucher Alcides Sial Galen Halverson Hartwig Frimmel
The book deals with the record of important Neoproterozoic to Early Palaeozoic events in southwestern Gondwana, that heralded the Cambrian explosion and the dawn of modern ecosystems. It contains a detailed account of the Neoproterozoic to Cambrian geological record in a poorly-known part of the world, which is at the same time key to understand fundamental processes at the Proterozoic-Cambrian transition. The emphasis is placed on litho-, bio-, chemostratigraphy and magmatism. The palaeoclimatic, tectonic, evolutionary radiation and extinction events and associated mineralizations will be identified and discussed. A synthesis of all data is provided at the end of the book, integrating the data from all cratons and fold belts in southwestern Gondwana. The events will be individualized, their impact discussed and correlations between different successions both within and outside Gondwana proposed.
The book is organized in three sections. Section one is an introduction to the neoproterozoic and Cambrian seen as a time of upheavals, extremes and innovations. Section two comprises nineteen chapters dealing with the neoproterozoic-Cambrian events in southwestern Gondwana. Section three will provide a synthesis on every major topic, and a critical assessment of the global implications of the presented data.

Additional volumes

Volume 14. Precambrian Geology of Finland

Published: 29th November 2005 Authors: Martti Lehtinen Pekka Nurmi O.T. Ramo

Volume 13. Precambrian Ophiolites and Related Rocks

Published: 26th October 2004 Editor: T.M. Kusky

Volume 12. The Precambrian Earth

Published: 4th March 2004 Editors: P.G. Eriksson Wladyslaw Altermann D.R. Nelson W.U. Mueller O. Catuneanu Octavian Catuneanu

Volume 1. Archaean Geochemistry

Published: 1st April 2000

Volume 11. Archean Crustal Evolution

Published: 11th November 1994 Editor: K.C. Condie

Volume 9. Precambrian Geology of the USSR

Published: 3rd February 1993 Editors: D.V. Rundqvist F.P. Mitrofanov

Volume 10. Proterozoic Crustal Evolution

Published: 3rd February 1993 Editor: K.C. Condie

Volume 8. Precambrian Continental Crust and its Economic Resources

Published: 6th September 1990 Editor: S.M. Naqvi

Volume 6. Iron-Formation: Facts and Problems

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: A.F. Trendall R.C. Morris

Volume 7. Developments and Interactions of the Precambrian Atmosphere, Lithosphere and Biosphere

Published: 1st January 1983 Editors: B. Nagy R. Weber J.C. Guerrero M. Schidlowski

Volume 5. Precambrian Banded-Iron-Formations

Published: 1st January 1982 Author: Y.P. Mel'nik

Volume 2. Precambrian of the Southern Hemisphere

Published: 1st January 1981 Editor: D.R. Hunter

Volume 4. Precambrian Plate Tectonics

Published: 1st January 1981 Editor: A. Kröner

Volume 3. Archean Greenstone Belts

Published: 1st January 1981 Author: K.C. Condie