By A. E. M. Nairn, F. G. Stehli (auth.), Alan E. M. Nairn, Francis G. Stehli (eds.)
Everyone operating in an issue as complicated as continental waft, needs to at it slow have feit the necessity for an goal information precis in fields except his personal. it's a clinical issue that, aIthough there's obtrusive want for researchers with competence in lots of fields (the classical traditional scientist), the time in volved in buying such large event is so nice as to ren der the duty principally most unlikely. the choice seems the staff process, and we have now espoused it in tbis quantity. Editors and participants alike have attempted during this ebook to maintain the accessory upon real info and to lessen interpretation to a minimal. Interpretation there has to be, notwithstanding, considering the fact that with no it technological know-how is yet an inteHectual hobby resembling pbilately. The librarian's have to classify ends up in the looks of our names upon the backbone oftbis quantity, even if, we want to make it transparent that the booklet has been a very cooperative attempt and will now not have succeeded yet for the lively support of the person participants, whose advice seldom was once re stricted to their chapters. certain thank you needs to be given to our South American coHeagues, for the tolerance with which they considered out editorial makes an attempt, and to Dr. E. Machens, for his cautious evaluate of the interpretation of his manu script. we would like additionally to recognize the aid of Dr. C. W.
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1000 Nova Olin -2000 I 1- 3000 Curu ro I c ClJrlJO\ßIO Trom -5000 + J + F + + + + Geology or the Amazon and Parnaiba Basins 33 B. Structural Pattern 1. Amazon Basin The Amazon basin may be divided into four structural subunits as a result of transverse structures (Iquitos, Purus, and Gurupa arches) which have been recognized and defined by a combination of geophysical methods and subsurface geology (see Fig. I). These are: a. Acre Subbasin. The Acre subbasin lies west of the Iquitos arch (Fig.
Partial and possibly intermittent marine links were established in upper Aptian, as shown by the occurrence ofevaporite basins on both sides ofthe Atlantic with normal marine conditions everywhere by Albian times. As the preceding remarks imply the critical region, from the point of view of separation, is the African coast approximately between the Niger and Mossamedes, and the corresponding points on the South American coastline. , 1970)). In the south, epicontinental deposits off Cape Province and north ofthe Falkland lslands give good evidence that marine conditions existed here from the early Paleozoic (Rust, Chap.