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

Aims and Concepts of the Atlas
4
Early Geological Maps of Africa
10
Tectonostratigraphic Synopsis
14
Review of Countries and Teritorries
30
Algeria
31
Angola
38
Benin
42
Botswana
46
Madagascar
152
Madeira Portugal
156
Malawi
158
Mali
162
Mauritania
166
Mauritius
170
Morocco
174
Mozambique
180

Burkina Faso
50
Burundi
54
Cameroon
58
Canary Islands Spain
62
Cape Verde
66
Central African Republic
68
Chad
70
The Comoros
74
Democratic Republic of Congo DRC
76
Republic of Congo
84
Djibouti
88
Egypt
92
Equatorial Guinea
98
Eritrea
102
Ethiopia
104
Gabon
110
The Gambia
114
Ghana
116
Guinea
122
Guinea Bissau
126
Ivory Coast Cote dIvoire
128
Kenya
132
Lesotho
140
Liberia
144
Libya
148
Namibia
184
Niger
190
Nigeria
196
Reunion France
202
Rwanda
204
São Tomé et Príncipe
208
Senegal
212
Seychelles
216
Sierra Leone
220
Socotra Yemen
224
Somalia
226
South Africa
230
Sudan
238
Swaziland
242
Tanzania
246
Togo
254
Tunisia
258
Uganda
262
Western Sahara under Moroccan administration
268
Zambia
270
Zimbabwe
274
Geographical Index
283
Subject Index
290
Authors Index
301
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