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The Resource Geology of national parks of central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania : geotourism of the Gregory rift valley, active volcanism and regional plateaus, Roger N. Scoon, (electronic book)

Geology of national parks of central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania : geotourism of the Gregory rift valley, active volcanism and regional plateaus, Roger N. Scoon, (electronic book)

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Geology of national parks of central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania : geotourism of the Gregory rift valley, active volcanism and regional plateaus
Title
Geology of national parks of central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania
Title remainder
geotourism of the Gregory rift valley, active volcanism and regional plateaus
Statement of responsibility
Roger N. Scoon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book describes the interrelationship between the spectacular geology of an area of East Africa that includes a branch of the rift valley, as well as giant freestanding ice-capped mountains and extraordinarily toxic, alkaline lakes, and some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on Earth. It suggests that geological processes that have shaped the iconic landforms, including active volcanoes, may also be responsible for the unusually diverse speciation which characterises the region. Moreover, it is not a coincidence that important palaeoanthropological discoveries have been unearthed in the region. National parks and conservation areas have tremendous potential for geotourism and the book assists both tour guides and visitors in this regard. In addition, the book may provide a better understanding to management of the importance of geology for sustaining wildlife
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Scoon, Roger N
Dewey number
551.872
Index
index present
LC call number
QE606.5.A42
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rifts (Geology)
  • Volcanoes
  • National parks and reserves
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Africa, East
  • Great Rift Valley
  • Earth Sciences
  • Geology
  • Tourism Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Geomorphology
  • Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
Label
Geology of national parks of central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania : geotourism of the Gregory rift valley, active volcanism and regional plateaus, Roger N. Scoon, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; National Parks, Reserves and Conservation Areas; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Plates; List of Boxes; List of Tables; Overview; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Wildlife and Geology; 1.3 The Gregory Rift; 1.4 Land Surfaces; 1.5 Ecological Regions; 1.6 Distribution of Species; 1.7 Rapid Speciation; 1.8 Layout of the Book; References; 2 Geological Framework; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Basement Complexes; 2.3 Regional Plateaus; 2.4 East African Rift System; 2.5 Hominins; 2.6 Late Pleistocene Ice Ages and the Holocene Epoch
  • 2.7 Discussion3 The East African Rift System; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Historical Descriptions; 3.3 Geomorphology; 3.4 Seismic Activity; 3.5 Development and Propagation of the EARS; 3.6 Rift Volcanism and Magma Plumes; 3.7 Sedimentary Basins and Lakes; 3.8 Lake Victoria and the Victoria Nile; References; Regional Geology; 4 Basement Complexes and Regional Plateaus; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Archaean: Lake Victoria Terrane; 4.3 Palaeoproterozoic: Central African Craton; 4.4 Mesoproterozoic: Formation of Rodinia; 4.5 Neoproterozoic: Breakup of Rodinia
  • 4.6 Mesozoic-Palaeogene: Breakup of Gondwana4.7 Regional Plateau; 4.8 Mineralisation of the Lake Victoria Terrane; 4.9 Gemstones in the Mozambique Belt; References; 5 The Gregory Rift; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Three Stages of Rifting; 5.3 Subdivision of the Volcanism; 5.4 Pre-rift Stage of Doming and Volcanism in Central/Southern Kenya; 5.5 The Half-Graben and Full Graben Stages in Central/Southern Kenya; 5.6 The Northern Tanzania Divergence; 5.7 Volcanism of the Half-Graben and Full Graben Stages in Central/Southern Kenya; 5.8 Rift-Related Volcanism in Northern Tanzania
  • 5.9 Composition of the Volcanism5.10 Volcanic Output and Explosiveness; 5.11 Other Volcanic Features; 5.12 Sedimentary Basins; 5.13 Rift Valley Lakes; References; 6 Late Pleistocene Ice Ages and the Holocene Epoch; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Late Pleistocene Ice Ages; 6.3 Holocene Climatic Cycles; 6.4 Monsoon; 6.5 Palaeo-Lakes; 6.6 Historical Lakes; 6.7 Active Volcanism; 6.8 Montane Forests; References; National Parks, Reserves and Conservation Areas; 7 Serengeti National Park; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Approaches; 7.3 Geological Framework
  • 7.4 Greenstones of the Lake Victoria Terrane7.5 Granite-Gneiss Plutons of the Lake Victoria Terrane; 7.6 Mozambique Belt; 7.7 Ikorongo Group; 7.8 Neogene Age Sequences; 7.9 Holocene Volcanic Ash; 7.10 Rivers and Lakes; 7.11 Economic Ore Deposits; 7.12 Migration; 7.13 Koppies; References; 8 Mount Elgon National Park(s); Abstract; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Pre-rift Volcanism; 8.3 Basement; 8.4 Volcanology; 8.5 Summit Plateau; 8.6 Hot Springs and Caves; 8.7 Botanical Zones; 8.8 Landslides; References; 9 Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Parks; Abstract; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Aberdare National Park
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319737850
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-73785-0
System control number
  • on1031373806
  • (OCoLC)1031373806
Label
Geology of national parks of central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania : geotourism of the Gregory rift valley, active volcanism and regional plateaus, Roger N. Scoon, (electronic book)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; National Parks, Reserves and Conservation Areas; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Plates; List of Boxes; List of Tables; Overview; 1 Introduction; Abstract; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Wildlife and Geology; 1.3 The Gregory Rift; 1.4 Land Surfaces; 1.5 Ecological Regions; 1.6 Distribution of Species; 1.7 Rapid Speciation; 1.8 Layout of the Book; References; 2 Geological Framework; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Basement Complexes; 2.3 Regional Plateaus; 2.4 East African Rift System; 2.5 Hominins; 2.6 Late Pleistocene Ice Ages and the Holocene Epoch
  • 2.7 Discussion3 The East African Rift System; Abstract; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Historical Descriptions; 3.3 Geomorphology; 3.4 Seismic Activity; 3.5 Development and Propagation of the EARS; 3.6 Rift Volcanism and Magma Plumes; 3.7 Sedimentary Basins and Lakes; 3.8 Lake Victoria and the Victoria Nile; References; Regional Geology; 4 Basement Complexes and Regional Plateaus; Abstract; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Archaean: Lake Victoria Terrane; 4.3 Palaeoproterozoic: Central African Craton; 4.4 Mesoproterozoic: Formation of Rodinia; 4.5 Neoproterozoic: Breakup of Rodinia
  • 4.6 Mesozoic-Palaeogene: Breakup of Gondwana4.7 Regional Plateau; 4.8 Mineralisation of the Lake Victoria Terrane; 4.9 Gemstones in the Mozambique Belt; References; 5 The Gregory Rift; Abstract; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Three Stages of Rifting; 5.3 Subdivision of the Volcanism; 5.4 Pre-rift Stage of Doming and Volcanism in Central/Southern Kenya; 5.5 The Half-Graben and Full Graben Stages in Central/Southern Kenya; 5.6 The Northern Tanzania Divergence; 5.7 Volcanism of the Half-Graben and Full Graben Stages in Central/Southern Kenya; 5.8 Rift-Related Volcanism in Northern Tanzania
  • 5.9 Composition of the Volcanism5.10 Volcanic Output and Explosiveness; 5.11 Other Volcanic Features; 5.12 Sedimentary Basins; 5.13 Rift Valley Lakes; References; 6 Late Pleistocene Ice Ages and the Holocene Epoch; Abstract; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Late Pleistocene Ice Ages; 6.3 Holocene Climatic Cycles; 6.4 Monsoon; 6.5 Palaeo-Lakes; 6.6 Historical Lakes; 6.7 Active Volcanism; 6.8 Montane Forests; References; National Parks, Reserves and Conservation Areas; 7 Serengeti National Park; Abstract; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Approaches; 7.3 Geological Framework
  • 7.4 Greenstones of the Lake Victoria Terrane7.5 Granite-Gneiss Plutons of the Lake Victoria Terrane; 7.6 Mozambique Belt; 7.7 Ikorongo Group; 7.8 Neogene Age Sequences; 7.9 Holocene Volcanic Ash; 7.10 Rivers and Lakes; 7.11 Economic Ore Deposits; 7.12 Migration; 7.13 Koppies; References; 8 Mount Elgon National Park(s); Abstract; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Pre-rift Volcanism; 8.3 Basement; 8.4 Volcanology; 8.5 Summit Plateau; 8.6 Hot Springs and Caves; 8.7 Botanical Zones; 8.8 Landslides; References; 9 Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Parks; Abstract; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Aberdare National Park
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319737850
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-73785-0
System control number
  • on1031373806
  • (OCoLC)1031373806

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