A Brief Review of the Geology of West Asia

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Abstract

This manuscript offers a brief review of the geological and cultural history of the western part of Asia (hereafter, WA), which includes Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi, the Caspian Sea, Iran, Iraq, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. There is a particular emphasis on the comprehensive relationship between the earth sciences and the social and cultural aspects of WA, parts of which are also thought of as being part of the Middle East.

Keywords

Oceanic Crust Middle Jurassic Arabian Peninsula Arabian Plate Coal Deposit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geological Survey of IranTehranIran

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