The Tectonics of China: Data, Maps and Evolution

The Tectonics of China: Data, Maps and Evolution

Tianfeng Wan

Language: English

Pages: 506

ISBN: 3642118666

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"The Tectonics of China: Data, Maps and Evolution" presents the regional geological and petroleum surveys of China, the author's original tectonic data, and research results of Chinese and international scientists (more than 1500 references) from the last three decades. It examines the main developments of geological evolution, a series of tectonic events in the overall geological history, 13 tectonic maps of the entire continent of Asia in different tectonic epochs, and a general discussion of the main tectonic characteristics of the Chinese continental plate. This book also intensively discusses the Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonics and intraplate deformations, which control the majority of ore deposits and oil-gas reservoirs and have a tremendous influence on the climates and natural disasters on the continent. Some important tectonic theory problems are discussed, such as the mechanisms of the widespread intraplate deformation, the variation of lithosphere thickness, the existence of mantle plumes, the dynamic mechanisms for global tectonics, and the author's proposed hypotheses on mantle plumes and meteorite impacts.

The book is intended for researchers and geologists working at universities, on geological surveys, for mining or petroleum companies, and for graduate students of geology and mineral resources.

Tianfeng Wan is Professor at the China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China.

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10 the Archean and PaleoproterozOic . lReferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. Tectomcs of'the MesoproterozOIc, NeoproterozOIc and IEarly Cambrian (1.8 Ga-513 Ma) 3.1 Tectonics of the Mesoproterozoic (I, 800-1, 000 Ma, Changcheng Period-Jixianian Period) 3.2 'Iectonlcs of the Qmgbmkou Penod (1,000-800 Ma) 3.3 Tectonics of the Nanhua Penod (800-680 Ma) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RegIOnal Geology of ProvInces.1 Geological Publishing House, Beijing (in Chinese with English abstract). K:ai XL (1965) The geological structure of Pre-Sinianin Dabieshan area-also discussingthe structural features of gneiss arch. In: Beijing College of Geology. Papers on Scientific Research 4 (Special of Structure Geology and RegionalGeology): 15-26 (in Chinese). K:al XL (1979) PrelImInary research on early structure behaVIOrs dUflng crustal development.In: Teachj Ing Group of Explonng

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1996).1 [he dispute is whether during Cambrian and Ordovician the Sino-Korean Plate was located in th~ rorthem or southern hemIsphere. Accordmg to data from recent palaeomagnetIc studIes of the Paleoz01q lin North China (Yang ZY et aI., 1998; Yang ZY et aI., 1998; Huang BC et aI., 1999), the Early andl f'I-.2 Palaeomagnetism and Palaeotectonic Reconstruction 971 IMlddleOrdovIcian magneuzauon dlrectlOn (north pole) recorded from rocks of the Smo-Korean craton) Iwhenconverted to a normal

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