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Ancient Australian Landscapes

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 144 Seiten
How ancient are Australia's landscapes? The geomorphological wisdom has it that such landscapes can be at most only tens of milli... Weiterlesen
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How ancient are Australia's landscapes? The geomorphological wisdom has it that such landscapes can be at most only tens of millions of years old. However, field evidence suggests that some parts of the Australian landscape are much older when dinosaurs roamed the land. This is not to suggest that such surfaces have not suffered minor modification since their formation, but they are still recognizable for what they were. Australias Kakadu was a dissected plateau 120-130 million years ago. Uluru was a low hill about 70 million years ago, the Flinders Ranges was a region of ridge and valley topography about 60 million years ago. The remnants of high plains now evident in the Yilgarn Craton of Western Australia and in many parts of the Eastern Uplands were already in existence more than 100 million years ago. These conclusions are at odds with conventional theories of landscape evolution. In Ancient Australian Landscapes, these surfaces are described on a regional basis. Additional

Inhalt

Convention and Reality; Land of Sweeping Plains; Surfaces and their Ages; Upland Backbone of South Australia; South Australian Cratons and Basins; Palaeosurfaces of the Southwest and West; Ancient Surfaces of Northern Australia; Central Australian Palaeoforms; Survival; Persistence and Relief Amplitude; Old Surfaces and General Theory; Glossary; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Ancient Australian Landscapes
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EAN: 9781877058448
ISBN: 978-1-877058-44-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Rosenberg Publishing
Genre: Geowissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 144
Gewicht: 600g
Größe: H285mm x B202mm x T10mm
Jahr: 2007
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