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The five units are the continental shields (stable masses of Precambrian rock),
the epicontinental basins (i.e., those situated on the continental plateau), the
insular shields, the belt of pericratonic basins (i.e., the basins surrounding large ...
Three basic types of climate predominate within the peninsula: the coastal
climate of the Atlantic and Mediterranean seaboards; the continental climate of
the plateau and the valleys of the Ebro and the Guadalquivir; and the mountain
It is also difficult to relate the events of glaciation with those of nonglaciated areas
, and frequently difficult to relate the continental succession of rocks to the more
completely preserved succession of marine fossiliferous sediments. Moreover ...
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