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.
|Title||[Book review] The geochronology and evolution of Africa|
|Authors||Frederic H. Wilson|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Precambrian Research|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Alaska Science Center|