Geological Development of Anatolia and the Easternmost Mediterranean Region (Geological Society Special Publications)

 
9781862393530: Geological Development of Anatolia and the Easternmost Mediterranean Region (Geological Society Special Publications)

Anatolia and the easternmost Mediterranean region, especially Turkey, Cyprus and northern Syria, represent an excellent natural laboratory for the study of fundamental geological processes (e.g. rifting, seafloor spreading, ophiolite genesis and emplacement, subduction, exhumation and collision). Their interaction has created an intriguing array of deep-sea basins, microcontinents and suture zones.

The volume's 22 papers include a large amount of new field-based information (much of it multidisciplinary and the product of teamwork). After an overview, the volume is divided into four sections: Late Palaeozoic-Early Cenozoic of the Pontides (northern Turkey); Late Palaeozoic-Early Cenozoic of the Taurides-Anatolides (central and southern Turkey); Late Cretaceous-Pliocene sedimentary basins and structural development (central Anatolia to the Mediterranean); Late Miocene-Recent Neotectonics (southern Turkey, Cyprus and northern Syria).

The volume will interest numerous academic researchers, those concerned with resources (e.g. hydrocarbons; mineral deposits) and also hazards (e.g. earthquakes), as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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This special edition presents a comprehensive collection of 22 papers on the development of the Anatolian region from the Late Palaeozoic to the present day. The papers represent a wide range of areas encompassing the whole region and cover an array of topics with a distinct structural and tectonic bias. The volume is organised in an approximate chronological order for the casual reader, however an annotated map in the introduction helpfully locates the area covered by each subsequent paper allowing the reader to jump to particular sections of interest.

At almost 650 pages this is certainly one of the longer special publications (and I suspect could have been much longer still) but justifiably so given the complexity of the region. All things considered, the collection is an enjoyable and deeply informative read for postgraduates, academics or professionals with an interest in the tectonics of Anatolia. --Amy Clare Ellis

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Robertson, A. H. F./ Pariak, O. (Editor)/ Unlugenc, U. C. (Editor)
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