© 2001

Anatomy of an Orogen: the Apennines and Adjacent Mediterranean Basins

  • Gian Battista Vai
  • I. Peter Martini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Gian Battista Vai, I. Peter Martini
    Pages 1-4
  3. Gian Battista Vai, I. Peter Martini
    Pages 5-14
  4. Gian Battista Vai
    Pages 15-31
  5. Alessandro Amato, Giovanni Battista Cimini
    Pages 33-45
  6. Rinaldo Nicolich
    Pages 47-52
  7. Emanuele Cassano, Luigi Anelli, Vincenzo Cappelli, Paolo la Torre
    Pages 53-64
  8. Bruno Della Vedova, Stefano Bellani, Giulio Pellis, Paolo Squarci
    Pages 65-76
  9. Boris Behncket
    Pages 105-120
  10. Gian Battista Vai
    Pages 121-150
  11. Darrel S. Cowan, Gian Andrea Pini
    Pages 165-175
  12. Luigi Carmignani, Francesco Antonio Decandia, Leonardo Disperati, Pier Lorenzo Fantozzi, Roy Kligfield, Antonio Lazzarotto et al.
    Pages 197-213
  13. Massimiliano Barchi, Alberto Landuzzi, Giorgio Minelli, Giampaolo Pialli
    Pages 215-253
  14. Glauco Bonardi, William Cavazza, Vincenzo Perrone, Sergio Rossi
    Pages 287-306
  15. Andrea Argnani, Franco Ricci Lucchi
    Pages 327-349

About this book


This is the first book in English reviewing and updating the geology of the whole Apennines, one of the recent most uplifted mountains in the world. The Apennines are the place from which Steno (1669) first stated the principles of geology. The Apennines also represent amongst others, the finding/testing sites of processes and products like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, olistostromes and mélanges (argille scagliose), salinity crisis, geothermal fluids, thrust-top basins, and turbidites (first represented in a famous Leonardo's painting). As such, the Apennines are a testing and learning ground readily accessible and rich of any type of field data. A growing literature is available most of which is not published in widely available journals.
The objective of the book is to provide a synthesis of current data and ideas on the Apennines, for the most part simply written and suitable for an international audience. However, sufficient details and in-depth analyses of the various complex settings have been presented to make this material useful to professional scholars and to students of senior university courses.


Neogen Petrogenesis Sediment Stratigraphy Turbidite fault petroleum geology uplift

Editors and affiliations

  • Gian Battista Vai
    • 1
  • I. Peter Martini
    • 2
  1. 1.Università di BolognaItaly
  2. 2.University of GuelphCanada

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