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||Dr. S.M. Naqvi
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||GEOLOGY AND EVOLUTION OF THE INDIAN PLATE (From Hadean to Holocene – 4 GAto 4 Ka)
Author: Dr. S.M. Naqvi
Description: This book is divided into 22 chapters and covers Geology and Evolution of rocks from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Madagascar and Myanmar. It has exclusive coverage of Precambrian, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic rocks of the continental and oceanic parts of the plate. Position of India and its adjoining parts in Gondwana, Rodiniaaa and other super continents and discussed at length. The book provides details of the birth of the Indian Ocean and death of Tethys when Himalaya developed from Proterozoic to Holocene, faster uplift of Himalaya, recent development of Indo Gangetic plains, Thar deserts and Deltas of the major rivers and their fans. The present book synthesizes the work done on Indian Plate especially after the acceptance of Theory of Plate Tectonics and provides a perception of the present state of knowledge and the glaring gaps. It provides an integrated interpretation of available geological, geochemical and geophysical data in terms of evolution of Indian plate 4Ga to 4 Ka.
Table of Content: Introductin, Hadean, Palaeo and Mesoarchaean, Neoarchaean, Palaeoproterozoic, Meso and Neoproterozoic, Palaeo and Mesoproterozoic of Southern Granulite Terrain (SGT), Meso-Neoproterozoic Rocks, Proterozoic Rocks of Chotanagpur and Himalaya, roterozoic Sedimentary Basins, Sri Lanka and Madagascar as part of Proterozoic and Palaeozoic Indian Plate, Gondwana, Continental Flood Basalts, K/T Boundary – Mass Extinction, Jurassic Cretaceous Marine Sediments of Peninsular India, general Correlation of the Himalaya – The Stratigraphy, Models of Collision and Accretion, Impact of Collision, History of Sedimentation in Himalaya, Indian Ocean, Kerguelen Hotspot, Reunion Hotspot, The Mid-Oceanic Ridges, Rodriquez Triple Junction (RTJ), Eastern Indian Ocean (EIO), Western Indian Ocean (WIO) and Central Indian Ocean (CIO), References, Index