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Atlas of Deformed and Metamorphosed Rocks from Proterozoic Orogens

  • Book

  • October 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5180493
Atlas of Deformed and Metamorphosed Rocks from Proterozoic Orogens is a richly illustrated reference book featuring over 660 full-color field images of a range of lithologies from some Proterozoic terrains that were subjected to multiple events of magmatism, deformation, metamorphism, and metasomatism. The Atlas focuses on amphibolite to granulite facies lithologies and associated ma?c-ultrama?c rocks from Proterozoic orogens of India, Sri Lanka, Botswana, South Africa, East Antarctica, and Western Australia. Each chapter in the book begins with a brief review of geology, including deformation and metamorphic history, along with a regional geological map to help readers to visualize the ?eld observations in the relevant geological context. Each image is accompanied by a concise description providing location, lithology, structural fabric, possible deformational history, metamorphic features, partial melting, metasomatism, and other important crustal processes. This Atlas is an important source of information for a broad range of earth scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, academicians, and other professionals. This book will form a great treasure to those geoscientists who never had an opportunity to visit any of the Proterozoic orogenic belts.

Table of Contents

1. Proterozoic orogens: introduction
2. Proterozoic orogens of Indian shield
3. Proterozoic orogens of Sri Lanka
4. Proterozoic orogens of Southern Africa
5. East Antarctica
6. Proterozoic orogens of Western Australia


T.R.K. Chetty Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India. Prof. T.R.K Chetty has made seminal contributions in understanding the structural architecture and tectonic evolution of Proterozoic orogens of India that transformed and revolutionized conventional thoughts with insightful modern concepts. His first book (August 2017, Elsevier) on "Proterozoic Orogens of India: A critical window to Gondwana� has been applauded nationally and internationally. Prof. Chetty is honoured with INSA-Royal Society Visiting Professor, 1987; INSA-JSPS Fellowship, CSIR-DAAD (Senior) Fellowship, 1997; Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences; and visiting professor in many universities in India and abroad. Prof. Chetty is a recipient of National mineral Award (2006), Australian Endeavour Executive Award (2008) and is the first Indian to be elected as the President, International Association of Gondwana Research (2012-2014, IAGR). Wilbert Kehelpannala Department of Geology, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. Prof. K.V. Wilbert Kehelpannala is currently teaching at the University of Botswana and has over 30 years of experience as an active geoscientist with focus on the application of field geology, structural geology, tectonics, metamorphic geology, and remote sensing to the study of continental crustal evolution and lower crustal processes in Precambrian terrains. Before joining the University of Botswana in 2011, he was a senior researcher at the former Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka and a visiting senior lecturer at the Department of Geology, University of Peradeniya. He was a visiting professor at the Department of Geosciences, University of Shizuoka, Japan (2006). Prof. Kehelpannala was an associate editor of the Elsevier Journal of African Earth Sciences (2018-2020) and is the recipient of three DAAD (German) and two JSPS (Japan) senior invitation research fellowships.