Intraplate Volcanism: In Eastern Australia and New Zealand

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 24, 1989 - Science - 408 pages
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This is a major, definitive, landmark study of the young volcanoes of eastern Australia and parts of New Zealand. It deals with the rock types and origin of the volcanoes as well as the inclusions of the upper mantle and lower-crustal rocks found in the volcanic deposits. Fifty-nine authors contribute a wide range of chapters dealing with the significance of the volcanoes, the insights the area offers about the nature and origin of the earth's crust and the mantle beneath, and the geological evolution of eastern Australia and New Zealand over the past 70-80 million years. University academics and earth scientists in industry will be interested in this book, which will also serve as a highly useful reference work for undergraduate and graduate students.
 

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Contents

Physical Volcanology
55
East Australian Volcanic Geology
89
New Zealand Intraplate Volcanism
157
East Australian Petrology and Geochemistry
189
Xenoliths and Megacrysts of Eastern Australia
249
Towards a General Model
290
References
355
Index
397
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Page 388 - Sun, SS, and Hanson, GN, 1975. Origin of Ross Island basanitoids and limitations upon the heterogeneity of mantle sources for alkali basalts and nephelinites.

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R. W. Johnson was an early anti-apartheid activist, one of the few people alive who heard public speeches given by Mandela before his imprisonment. An ANC supporter, he narrowly escaped jail before moving to England as a Rhodes Scholar. He is currently the South Africa correspondent for the Sunday Times.

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