Geology of North America—An Overview
Albert W. Bally, Allison R. Palmer
Geological Society of America, 1989 - Science - 630 pages
Summaries of the major features of the geology of North America and the adjacent oceanic regions are presented in 20 chapters. Topics covered include concise reviews of current thinking about Precambrian basement, Phanerozoic orogens, cratonic basins, passive-margin geology of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions, marine and terrestrial geology of the Caribbean region and economic geology.
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