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Mineral and hydrocarbon resources

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Yasushi Watanabe
Yasushi Watanabe
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Tetsuichi Takagi
Tetsuichi Takagi
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Nobuyuki Kaneko
Nobuyuki Kaneko
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Yuichiro Suzuki
Yuichiro Suzuki
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

The main part of this chapter describes a geological journey westwards from central to SW Japan and is specically aimed at the overseas visitor new to Japanese held geology. This is followed by a brief overview of the Japanese geopark system and museums with geological exhibits. There are currently over 30 geoparks in Japan, providing one of the most dense networks in the world of sites of special geological interest.

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Geological Society, London, Geology of Series

The Geology of Japan

Teresa Moreno
Teresa Moreno
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDæA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain
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Simon Wallis
Simon Wallis
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, Japan
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Tomoko Kojima
Tomoko Kojima
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Japan
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Wes Gibbons
Wes Gibbons
WPS, 08870 Sitges, Barcelona, Spain
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Geological Society of London
ISBN electronic:
9781862397064
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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