Integrated stratigraphy is essential for
⧫ detailed paleoecologic studies of critical intervals in Earth history
⧫ the calibration of the time scale for global use
⧫ the establishment of Global Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) for the definition of chronostratigraphic boundaries.
This book constitutes an excellent and probably unique example of how interdisciplinary stratigraphic and geochronologic studies are approached with modern methodologies and techniques.
It contains numerous unpublished, accurate radioisotopic dates of volcano-sedimentary layers interbedded in fossiliferous marine and continental Miocene sequences representing Mediterranean and Pacific environments. New, extremely detailed paleontologic data which constitute the basis for an accurate definition of the Miocene biostratigraphy, and the study of the ecologic evolution of Miocene marine environments are also included.
The chapters are complimented by black-and-white photographs, graphic figures, and tables.
Stratigraphers, paleontologists and sedimentologists plus geologists working in oil companies will certainly find this work of interest.
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- 18th June 1997
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@qu:It is most useful having such a wealth of information between the covers of a single book. (...) This book is encyclopedic in scope and content and wil serve as the standard reference on the subject of Miocene stratigraphy for the foreseeable future. @source:EOS Transactions Vol.79, No.44 @from:G.J. van der Zwaan @qu:...for most libraries the book seems a must, as it is for those specialists that are actively working in the Miocene. For them many useful details are summarized and brought together. @source:Marine Micropaleontology, Vol. 35 @from:H. Yichun @qu:...The publication of this volume is really a praiseworthy achievement. Focusing on applying the concept of GSSP through interdisciplinary approaches, the book is a good example of the study of integrated stratigraphy, that is not only of value to stratigraphers, paleontologists, and biostratigraphers, but is also useful to magnetostratigraphers, chemostratigraphers as well as geochronologists who dedicate their efforts to a global chronostratigraphy. @source:Episodes, Vol. 22, No. 2
Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, Frontale di Apiro, Italy
Università degli Studi, Instituto di Geologia, Urbino, Italy
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