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92.3 MB
Authors
Andre Michard, Ahmed Chalouan, Omar Saddiqi
Year
2008
Edition
1
Number of Pages
426
Publisher
Springer
ISBN
9783540770756
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Morocco is one of the most fascinating lands in the world from the point of view of its geological structure and evolution. Our knowledge on the geology of the country has been greatly improved during the last decades, based on numerous seismic profiles and boreholes, seismological analysis of focal mechanisms, seismic tomography, gravimetric/geodetic modelling and, on the other hand, based on a big National Program of Geological Mapping including modern geochemical analyses (trace elements) and reliable isotopic datings (39Ar-40Ar, U-Pb zircon, Sm-Nd, etc). Moreover, a number of academic studies have been performed in relation with the increasing number of Moroccan universities. Accordingly, there was an utmost urgency to undertake a new treatise of Moroccan geology which could substitute for the classical Elements de geologie marocaine, published in 1976 by A. Michard in the Notes et Memoires du Service geologique du Maroc (re-edited twice since 1976, with more than 6000 copies sold, and… translated in Japanese for engineers!). A new treatise has been prepared between April 2006 and July 2007 under the coordination of A. Michard, assisted by O. Saddiqi, and A. Chalouan, by a wide panel of authors from Morocco, France or Belgium among the best connoisseurs of the country. In order to emphasize the general interest of the book, we finally retain the following title: Continental Evolution: The Geology of Morocco. Structure, Stratigraphy, and Tectonics of the Africa-Atlantic-Mediterranean Triple junction. The editing and production of this book was supported by the following organisations: The Geological Society of  France (SGF) The National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco (ONHYM) The International Lithosphere Program (ILP)  
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Preface, Foreword 1 - The geology of Morocco, an outline: topography, structure, evolution, by A. MICHARD, D. FRIZON DE LAMOTTE, O. SADDIQI, and A. CHALOUAN .. (43,000 characters, 22 Figs) 2 - The Pan-African Belt: Precambrian evolution of the WAC border, by D. GASQUET, N. ENNIH, J.-P. LIEGEOIS, A. SOULAIMANI, and A. MICHARD . (70,000 characters, 21 Figs) 3 - The Variscan Belt in the Anti-Atlas and Meseta Block, by A. MICHARD, C. HOEPFFNER, A. SOULAIMANI, and L. BAIDDER ... (133,000 characters, 35 Figs) 4 - The Atlas System, from rifting to inversion, by M. ZIZI, D. FRIZON de LAMOTTE, M. HAFID, M. EL AZZOUZI, R.C. MAURY, Y. MISSENARD, Z. TAKI, M. BENAMMI, A.W. BALLY, and A. MICHARD. (87,000 characters, 44 Figs) 5 - The Rif Coast Range, an Alpine Mediterranean belt, by A. CHALOUAN, A. MICHARD, K. EL KADIRI, D. FRIZON DE LAMOTTE, and O. SADDIQI.(219,000 characters, 50 Figs.) 6 - The Atlantic Basins, by M. HAFID, G. TARI, D. BOUHADIOUI, A. AIT SALEM, I. MOUSAID, H. ECHARFAOUI, M. NAHIM, and M. DAKKI ... .(62,000 characters, 16 Figs.) 7 - The Cretaceous-Tertiary plateaus: Plateau des Phosphates and Hamadas, by S. ZOUHRI, A. KCHIKACHE, L. BAIDDER, O. SADDIQI, and A. MICHARD. (50,000 characters, 19 Figs) 8 - The Quaternary of Morocco, revisited, by J.-C. PLAZIAT, M. ABERKAN, M. AHMAMOU, and A. CHOUKRI . (40,000 characters, 12 Figs.) 9 - Major steps in the geological discovery of Morocco, by Y. MISSENARD, A. MICHARD, and M. DURAND-DELGA .. (39,000 characters, 4 Figs.)
Earth sciences, Sedimentology, Geology, Structural, Geology, Geology & the lithosphere
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