The Tethys Ocean

  • Alan E. M. Nairn
  • Luc-Emmanuel Ricou
  • Bruno Vrielynck
  • Jean Dercourt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Kinematic Section

  3. New Geological Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Jean-Pierre Burg, Luc-Emmanuel Ricou, Laslo Klain, Zivko Ivanov, Dimo Dimov
      Pages 125-149
  4. Paleogeographic Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jean Marcoux, Aymon Baud
      Pages 153-190
    3. Eric Fourcade, Jacques Azéma, Jean-Paul Bassoullet, Fabrizio Cecca, Jean Dercourt, Raymond Enay et al.
      Pages 191-214
    4. Jean-Pierre Masse, Jean Philip, Gilbert Camoin
      Pages 215-236
  5. Synthetic View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Jean Philip, Jean-Pierre Masse, Gilbert Camoin
      Pages 239-265
    3. Patrick De Wever, François Baudin, Jacques Azéma, Eric Fourcade
      Pages 267-318
    4. François Baudin, Jean-Paul Herbin
      Pages 319-346
    5. Pierre-Jean Combes, György Bardossy
      Pages 347-365
    6. Jacques Lucas, Liliane Prévôt-Lucas
      Pages 367-391
    7. Francis Tollon, Jean-Jacques Bache, Pierre Courjault-Radé
      Pages 393-416
  6. From Tethys to Panthalassa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Etienne Jaillard, Thierry Sempere, Pierre Soler, Gabriel Carlier, René Marocco
      Pages 463-492
  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. Bruno Vrielynck, Jean Dercourt, Nicolas Cottereau
      Pages 495-511
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 513-530

About this book


''A voluminous encyclopedia of Tethyan geology and, as such, it provides an invaluable source of information for those interested in this region, and Earth history in general...The book is a must for the libraries of universities and geologic institutions.'' --- Palaios, October 1997 Volume 8 focuses on the Tethys oceanic realm and introduces new concepts such as 'transit plates' and 'seuils lithospheriques.' Contributors include new guides to understanding the distribution of Tethyan mineral and organic resources, and present insights into the role of carbonate platforms. Chapters are abundant with maps and illustrations.


Carboniferous Europe Gondwana Permian environment evolution fabric formation geodynamics geography geology history mineral ocean production

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan E. M. Nairn
    • 1
  • Luc-Emmanuel Ricou
    • 2
  • Bruno Vrielynck
    • 2
  • Jean Dercourt
    • 3
  1. 1.University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.CNRSParisFrance
  3. 3.Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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