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[Book review] The geochronology and evolution of Africa

January 1, 1987

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1987
Title [Book review] The geochronology and evolution of Africa
DOI 10.1016/0301-9268(87)90090-8
Authors Frederic H. Wilson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Precambrian Research
Index ID 70184678
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Alaska Science Center

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