From Gondwana to the Ice Age

Author(s): John Malcolm & Bradshaw Laird


Until about 100 million years ago, New Zealand lay on the Pacific-facing edge of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana; the formation of our sedimentary rocks provides a fascinating view of the tectonic activity and changes since that time. This volume is the culmination of a comprehensive survey of New Zealand's Cretaceous-Cenozoic strata, begun in 1978, and presents an up-to-date synthesis and interpretation of regional sedimentary information from a variety of sources; the study has been expanded to include large areas of the continental shelf and beyond. Extensive references and indexing complete this essential work, a key resource for students, professional geologists and enthusiastic amateurs. Topics covered include:* sedimentary basins during the Cretaceous continental margin break-up;* the active tectonics of a 'passive margin';* Late Cenozoic sedimentary basins in a new, evolving plate boundary;* eustatic sea-level change in an active tectonic setting;* basin scale and facies change on the new and thin continent Zealandia.


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General Fields

  • : 9781927145999
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : Canterbury University Press
  • : July 2020
  • : ---length:- '11'width:- '8.25'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Malcolm & Bradshaw Laird
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 551.700993
  • : HB