Earth's Pre-Pleistocene Glacial Record

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M. J. Hambrey, W. B. Harland
Cambridge University Press, Apr 14, 2011 - Science - 1022 pages
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The papers within these volumes were compiled between late 1978 and early 1980, from data on tillites and tillite-like rocks. The research was conducted for the Pre-Pleistocene Tillite Project of the International Geological Correlation Programme, and was first published in volume form in 1981. In this substantial work, M. J. Hambrey and W. B. Harland have assembled essays by leaders in the field of pre-Pleistocene glacial research. The work's various chapters review in depth the glacial records of Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and North and South America. The second volume concludes with a fascinating editorial overview of the pre-Pleistocene glacial record of the Earth as a whole. The reader is also presented with a collection of readily accessible statistics, maps and charts. This set will be of particular use to scholars of sedimentology, paleoclimatic patterns, climate change and ice ages, and the time-correlation of rocks.
 

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Contents

Organisation of this volume
3
Stratigraphic timescale
10
Terminology and classification of glacigenic
22
Glossary of glacigenic and related terms
28
Africa
35
A2 Late Palaeozoic Karoo tillites in Gabon
41
A4 Late Palaeozoic tillites of the Lutoe Series Angola
48
A6 Late Palaeozoic Dwyka glaciation in the Middle
55
Index map Eb
590
Late Precambrian tillites in Finnmark North
606
Latest Precambrian tilloids of Eastern Bohemia
647
North America
691
The Tertiary Ridgway and Gunnison conglomerates
704
F27 Early Proterozoic Padlei Formation Northwest northern Argentina
855
F30 Lower Proterozoic glacial deposits of northern G13 Late Palaeozoic Bajo de Veliz Formation westcentral
869
F32 Diamictites of the Early Proterozoic Ramsay Lake and A J Amos
878

A8 The Late Palaeozoic Dwyka Group of the South
61
Asia
245
Scattered stones in the Neogene Maruyama Formation
254
Scattered stones in the Palaeogene Takaradai For
261
Middle Carboniferous icemarine deposits of north
268
Preliminary observations on vestiges of glaciation
274
India
326
Index map Cc
342
Index map Db
502
Late Proterozoic diamictites of the Amadeus
515
Europe
559
The Maumtrasna Formation western Ireland
576
Gl A prePleistocene till in Bolivia 828 Index map Gc
886
G3 Cretaceous Lago Sofia Formation Chilean Pat A C RochaCampos
896
G6 Late Palaeozoic tillites of the SergipeAlagoas basin Argentina and Peru
902
Gl The Itarare Subgroup Aquidauana Group and San A C RochaCampos
908
G26 Late Precambrian Jangada Group and Puga
916
G28 The Late Precambrian Bebedouro Formation Bahia
924
G30 The Precambrian Carandai Formation of southeastern
931
G32 Other Palaeozoic and Precambrian conglomerate beds
939
Summary of radiometric data
977
Index of contributors 986 Index of rock units and localities
987
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