This book was written 'to provide an up-to-date data bank from which those wishing to construct models concerned with the evolution of Africa .... can draw.' As such, it attempts a survey of 'integrated geology and geochronology' of the African continent throughout the Precambrian and into the Phanerozoic. Political and language divisions often hinder the synthesis of continent-wide data, therefore, this well-indexed inventory of selected data and synthesis of present geochronological knowledge for Africa as a whole provides an important reference for researchers and explorationists, many of whom have limited access to complete collections of the geological literature of Africa.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||[Book review] The geochronology and evolution of Africa|
|Series title||Precambrian Research|
|Contributing office(s)||Alaska Science Center|
|Public Comments||Review of The geochronology and evolution of Africa: L. Cahen, N.J. Snelling, J. Delhal and J.R. Vail, with the collaboration of M. Bonhomme and D. Ledent. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 1984, xiii+512pp., £60.00 hardcover.|
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