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The Geology of Germany

A Process-Oriented Approach

  • Martin Meschede
  • Laurence N. Warr

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 1-1
  3. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 3-7
  4. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 9-18
  5. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 19-24
  6. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 25-31
  7. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 33-35
  8. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 37-40
  9. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 41-52
  10. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 53-62
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    Pages 63-114
  12. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 115-190
  13. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 191-208
  14. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 209-231
  15. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 233-249
  16. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
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  17. Martin Meschede, Laurence N. Warr
    Pages 259-282
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 283-304

About this book

Introduction

This richly illustrated book presents Germany’s geological evolution in the context of the Earth’s dynamic history. It starts with an introduction to Geology and explains the plate tectonic development, as well as the formation of both ancient and recent mountain belts – namely the Caledonian, Variscan and the modern-day Alps – that formed this part of Europe. A dedicated chapter discusses the origin of earthquakes in Germany, the occurrence of young volcanic rocks and the various episodes of rock deformation and metamorphism at these complex crossroads of plate tectonic history. 

The book highlights Germany’s diverse geological history, ranging from the origin of the Earth, the formation of deep crystalline rocks, and their overlying sedimentary sequences, to its more recent “ice age” quaternary cover. The last chapter addresses the shaping of the modern landscape. Though the content is also accessible for non-geologists, it is primarily intended for geoscience students and an academic audience.

Keywords

Alpine Geology Buntsandstein Variscan Orogeny Eifel volcanism Rhine Graben Saxothuringikum

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Meschede
    • 1
  • Laurence N. Warr
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geography and GeologyUniversity of GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Geography and GeologyUniversity of GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76102-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76101-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76102-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-6438
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-6446
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