The Geology of Australia byDavid Johnson provides an ideal introduction to the subject for students. The wide-ranging text starts with what he calls ‘A Geology Primer’ – the basic structure of the Earth, plate tectonics, dating techniques, etc., some 30 pages in all. This is all useful stuff but perhaps the pages could have been more usefully taken up with greater detail on economic geology but clearly this is intended as a ‘one stop’ introduction to Australian geology.

Then there is a progression through the geological history of the continent from the early Precambrian assembly to Rodinia and brief information...

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