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. 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

About this book


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.


Ganga Basin Himalayan Collision Zone Himalayan Geology Nepal Himalaya

Authors and affiliations

  • Megh Raj Dhital
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, KirtipurKathmanduNepal

Bibliographic information

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  • 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
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