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Geology of the Nepal Himalaya

Regional Perspective of the Classic Collided Orogen

  • Megh Raj Dhital

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Geological Setting and Physiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 1-10
  3. Geological Setting and Physiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 13-21
    3. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 23-33
  4. Geology of Neighboring Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 37-52
  5. Lesser Himalaya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 65-80
    3. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 81-91
    4. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 93-124
    5. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 125-152
    6. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 153-162
    7. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 163-177
    8. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 179-193
  6. Higher Himalaya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 197-211
    3. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 213-218
    4. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 219-225
    5. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 227-235
    6. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 237-249
    7. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 251-258
    8. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 259-265
    9. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 267-282
  7. Tethys Himalaya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 285-294
    3. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 295-304
    4. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 317-344
    5. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 345-360
  8. Siwaliks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 371-384
    3. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 385-390
    4. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 391-408
    5. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 409-417
    6. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 419-426
    7. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 427-432
    8. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 433-438
  9. Terai, Intermontane Basins, and Neotectonics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 441-459
    3. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 461-477
    4. Megh Raj Dhital
      Pages 479-485
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 487-498

About this book

Introduction

This book addresses the geology of the entire Himalayan range in Nepal, i.e., from the Gangetic plain in the south to the Tethyan zone in the north. Without a comprehensive look at the various Himalayan zones, it is practically impossible to fully grasp the processes at work behind the formation and development of the spectacular Himalaya. However, the goal is not merely to document all the scientific ontology but rather to reveal a sound basis for the prevailing concepts. Both the early literature on Himalayan geology and contemporary trends are fully covered. For the first time, the origin, use, and abuse of common Himalayan geological terms such as the Siwaliks, Lesser Himalaya, Main Boundary Thrust, Main Central Thrust, and Tethys are discussed. The book will help readers to progress from a cognitive approach to a constructive one by linking various types of knowledge, such as seeking relations between various geological structures as well as between earlier thoughts or views and contemporary approaches.

Keywords

Ganga Basin Himalayan Collision Zone Himalayan Geology Nepal Himalaya

Authors and affiliations

  • Megh Raj Dhital
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Department of GeologyTribhuvan UniversityKirtipur, KathmanduNepal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02496-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02495-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02496-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6438
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6446
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