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Geology and Paleontology of the Antarctic

Geology and Paleontology of the Antarctic

Jarvis B. Hadley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66852-8

Apr 2013, American Geophysical Union

281 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 6.

Antarctica, the last of the continents to be explored, has long been recognized as a critical piece of the world's geology. Ever since the geology of the other southern?]hemisphere continents, Australia, Africa, and South America, became known, geologic similarities among these continents have been apparent and close relations to Antarctica have been suspected. Opportunities to investigate these relations have, however, been slow in coming.

The early explorers of the Antarctic continent were impressed by geologic features they saw and were well aware of the need to learn more about them. Nevertheless, the difficulties of travel and existence in that forbidding land made possible for many years only cursory geologic observations and minimal scientific collections. Thus bits of geologic information accumulated here and there, largely where the continental borders were accessible by sea and along the routes of pioneer explorers seeking the south pole. Vast areas remained entirely unknown.

The Antarctic Research Series
Harry W. Wells  v

Jarvis B. Hadley  vii

Bedrock Geology of Antarctica: A Summary of Exploration, 1831-1962
John J. Anderson  1

Stratigraphy of the Ohio Range, Antarctica
William E. Long  71

Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks of the Ohio Range, Horlick Mountains, Antarctica
Samuel B. Treyes  117

General Geology of the Mount Weaver. Area, Queen Maud Mountains, Antarctica
George A. Doumani and Velon H. Minshew  127

Basement Complex in the Queen Maud Mountains, Central Transantarctic Mountains
Harold Linder, Sonia Mehech de Hills, and Edward C. Thiel  141

Stratigraphy and Petrography,  Mount Gran Area, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Arthur Mirsky, Samuel B. Treves, and P arker E. Calkin  145

The Geology of the General Bernardo O'Higgins Area, Northwes Atntarctic Peninsula
Martin Halpern  177

The Vanderford Submarine Valley, Vincennes Bay, Antarctica
Richard L. Cameron  211

Anatomy of the Axis in Vertebraria
James M. Schopf  217

A Leaiid Conchostracan  Zone (Permian) in the Ohio Range, Horlick Mountains, Antarctica
George A . Doumanri and Paul Tasch  229

Lower Devonian Fauna of the Horlick Formation, Ohio Range, Antarctica Geologic Setting
George A. Doumani   241

Richard S. Boardman  248

Inarticulate Brachiopoda
A. J. Rowell   251

Articulate Brachiopoda
Arthur J. Boucot, J. G. Johnson, and George A . Doumani  255

A. Lee McAlester  261

Arthur J. Boucot   267

John Saul   269

D. W. Fisher   272

Description of the Fish Plate
Roger S. Miles   273

Plate Legends  275