A Manual of the Geology of India: Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of the Geological Survey

A Manual of the Geology of India: Chiefly Compiled from the Observations of the Geological Survey


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The geologist Richard Dixon Oldham (1858–1936) published the second edition of Geology of India in 1892 for the Geological Survey of India. The work is a thoroughgoing revision of the first edition of the same manual compiled by H. M. Medlicott (1829–1905) and W. T. Blanford (1832–1905), published in 1879. It contains one of the earliest and most important geological surveys of India. Owing to an increase in available data since the first edition, descriptions of the rock formations of the country are arranged chronologically. This edition is particularly important for the data on, and discussion of, the age and origins of the Himalayas. It includes other chapters on metamorphic and crystalline rocks, fossils, vegetation, volcanic regions, geological history, and rock formation. It is a key work of nineteenth-century geology which remains relevant for geologists studying the subcontinent today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108072540
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/02/2011
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 626
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. Physical geography; 2. Metamorphic and crystalline rocks; 3. Transition systems; 4. Older Palaeozoic (Cuddapah and Vindhyan) systems of the peninsula; 5. Older Palaeozoic systems of the extra-peninsular area; 6. Carboniferous and triassic rocks of extra-peninsular India; 7. The Gondwána system; 8. Mountains of the Gondwána system; 9. Marine jurassic rocks; 10. Marine cretaceous rocks of the Indian peninsula; 11. Deccan Trap; 12. Creataceous rocks of the extra peninsular area; 13. Tertiary deposits (excluding those of the Himalayas); 14. Tertiaries of the Himalayas (including the North-Western Punjab); 15. Laterite; 16. Pleistocene and recent deposits (exclusive of the Indo-Gangetic alluvium); 17. The Indo-Gangetic plain; 18. The age and origin of the Himalayas; 19. Geological history of the Indian peninsula; Index.

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