Origin and Evolution of the Cape Mountains and Karoo Basin (Regional Geology Reviews) (Hardcover)

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By Bastien Linol (Editor), Maarten J. De Wit (Editor)
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This book describes the latest research on the geological, geochemical, geochronological, biological, and geomorphic evolution of the unique and relatively pristine landscape of the Cape Mountains and the Karoo Basin, a region in South Africa that is currently being targeted for shale gas exploration and development. With up-to-date graphics, maps, drill-core and seismic data, it offers the latest observations and synthesis, and highlights areas of ongoing research. The work presented also considers a wider connection of the Cape-Karoo system to other basins in Central Gondwana, including South America, thus following in the footsteps of A. L. du Toit. Clearly, there is still much to be learned before shale gas development can be considered, and this book provides some timely perspectives.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783319408583
ISBN-10: 3319408585
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 19th, 2016
Pages: 193
Language: English
Series: Regional Geology Reviews