Geological Atlas of Africa: With Notes on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards, Geosites and Geoscientific Education of Each Country

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 19, 2008 - Science - 307 pages
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T is atlas is intended primarily for anybody who is in-some background for the arrangement of how the terested in basic geology of Africa. Its originality lies atlas was done. T e second chapter is devoted to the in the fact that the regional geology of each African history of geological mapping in Africa, necessary nation or territory is reviewed country-wise by maps for a fuller appreciation of why this work in Africa is and text, a view normally not presented in textbooks worth doing. Chapter 3 provides an executive s- of regional geology. It is my belief, that there has long mary on the stratigraphy and tectonics of Africa as a been a need in universities and geological surveys, whole, i. e. in the context of no political boundaries. both in Africa and in the developed world, for sum- T e main part of the atlas lies in Chapter 4, where in marizing geological maps and an accompanying basic alphabetical order each African country or territory text utilising the enormous fund of knowledge that is presented by a digitized geological overview map has been accumulated since the beginning of geologi- and an accompanying text on its respective strat- th cal research in Africa in the mid-19 century. I hope raphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards and that, in part, the present atlas may satisfy this need. geosites. A short list of relevant references is also a- ed.
 

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Contents

Chapter
10
Chapter 4
30
Mauritania
166
Morocco
174
Mozambique
180
Niger
190
Nigeria
196
Canary Islands Spain 62 Reunion France
202
Democratic Republic of Congo DRC 76 Socotra Yemen
224
South Africa
230
Sudan
238
Eritrea 102
246
Togo
254
The Gambia 114 Uganda
262
Western Sahara
268
Ivory Coast Cote dIvoire 128 Zimbabwe
274

Central African Republic 68 São Thomé Príncipe
208
The Comoros 74 Mayotte still under French administration Seychelles
216

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