Geology of the USSR: A Plate-Tectonic Synthesis

Geology of the USSR: A Plate-Tectonic Synthesis

Editor(s): Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov, Benjamin M. Page

Published Online: 17 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875905211

Online ISBN: 9781118669884

DOI: 10.1029/GD021

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 21.

The Soviet Union includes about one-seventh of the land area on Earth, and Soviet geologists most likely number more than one-seventh of the world's geologists. Moreover, Soviet geologists are probably considerably more familiar with the geological literature of North America and western Europe than the geologists from those regions are with the literature of the Soviet Union.

General summaries of Soviet geology in English have been available, but they are fairly old by now and do not reflect the more recent theoretical developments in the science, in particular the plate-tectonic paradigm. Zonenshain, Kuzmin, and Natapov have mastered that paradigm and are thoroughly familiar with its ramifications; between them they are also familiar with most parts of their vast country.

Table of contents

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    2. Tectonic Framework (pages 1–2)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    3. East European Platform (pages 3–16)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    4. Siberian Platform (pages 17–26)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    5. Uralian Foldbelt (pages 27–54)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    6. Mongol-Okhotsk Foldbelt (pages 97–108)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    7. Sikhote-Alin-Sakhalin Foldbelt (pages 109–120)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    8. Foldbelts of the Northeast USSR, Taimyr and the Arctic (pages 121–147)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    9. Koryak-Kamchatka Foldbelt (pages 149–167)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    10. Alpine-Himalayan Foldbelt Within the USSR (pages 168–198)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    11. Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic-Cenozoic Sedimentary Basins (pages 199–203)

      Lev P. Zonenshain, Michael I. Kuzmin, Lev M. Natapov and Benjamin M. Page

    12. Recent Plate Tectonics (pages 205–210)

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