Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis,
Edition 2 Volume 1: Principles of Geologic Analysis
Edited by Nicola Scarselli, Jürgen Adam and Domenico Chiarella

Publication Date: 16 Jun 2020

Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, 2nd edition is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the first edition’s detailed overview of geologic processes, and includes new sections on plate tectonics, petroleum systems, and new methods of geological analysis.

This book provides both professionals and students with the basic principles necessary to grasp the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a wide variety of geological settings globally.

Key Features

  • Discusses in detail the principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools
  • Captures and identifies the tectonics of the world in detail, through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations
  • Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes 2 and 3 in the series
About the author
Edited by Nicola Scarselli, Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK; Jürgen Adam, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK and Domenico Chiarella, Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK
Table of Contents

1. Regional geology and tectonics of sedimentary basins
Ian James Stewart
2. The Earth: Core, mantle and crust
C. Mary R. Fowler
3. Age of the oceans
Lucia Perez Diaz
4. Plate boundaries and driving mechanisms
Graeme Eagles
5. Plate kinematic reconstructions
Graeme Eagles
6. Resolving geological enigmas using plate tectonic reconstructions and mantle flow models
Sabin Zahirovic
7. Tectonostratigraphic megasequences and chronostratigraphy
Ian James Stewart
8. Fault classification, fault growth and displacement
Haakon Fossen
9. Thrust systems and contractional tectonics
Rob Butler and Clare Bond
10. Inverted fault systems and inversion tectonic settings
Mark Cooper and Marian J. Warren
11. Salt- and shale-detached gravity-driven failure of continental margins
Mark G. Rowan
12. Carbonate systems
Luis Pomar
13. Lake systems and their economic importance
Chris Sladen and Domenico Chiarella
14. Clastic shorelines and deltas
M. Royhan Gani
15. Tidal straits: Basic criteria for recognizing ancient systems from the rock record
Sergio G. Longhitano and Domenico Chiarella
16. Submarine landslides: Architecture, controlling factors and encironments
Nicola Scarselli
17. Turbidites and turbidity currents
Roberto Tinterri, Andrea Civa, Michele Laporta and Alberto Piazza
18. Controls on reservoir distribution, architecture and stratigraphic trapping in slope settings
Bradford E. Prather
19. Geological methods
Patricia Wood Dickerson and William R. Muehlberger
20. Regional tectonics and basin formation: The role of potential field studies - An application to the Mesozoic West and Central African Rift System
James Derek Fairhead
21. Wide-angle refraction and reflection
Robert S. White
22. An introduction to seismic reflection data: Acquisition, processing and interpretation
David R. Cox, Andrew M.W. Newton and Mads Huuse
23. Sequence stratigraphy
Octavian Catuneanu
24. Concepts of conventional petroleum systems
Jan de Jager
25. The accumulation of organic matter-rich rocks within an earth system's framework
Kevin M. Bohacs, Ian O. Norton, Jack E. Neal and Debbie Gilbert
26. Modelling fluid flow and petroleum systems in sedimentary basins
Johannes Wendebourg
27. Tectonic and basin maps of the world
Albert W. Bally, David G. Roberts, Dale Sawyer and Anton Sinkewich

Book details
ISBN: 9780444641342
Page Count: 894
Retail Price : £155.00

9780123860316; 9780124201521; 9780128033500

Geologists, geophysicists, and marine geologists globally in academia and petroleum exploration with a focus on tectonics, basin analysis, sedimentary processes and petroleum systems. The secondary market includes undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as instructors in Geosciences.