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A propos de l'histoire du continent africain

Henri Termier and G. Termier
A propos de l'histoire du continent africain
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (1953) 3 (4-6): 459-470

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Abstract

The definition of a unit of structural evolution which can be applied to Precambrian as well as to younger areas is discussed, and the spatial unit "orogen" is selected as the most suitable term for such a unit. It means any zone in which orogenic movements occur. This term is broader than "geosyncline," for such movements are not limited to geosynclines. The orogens of the different parts of the earth vary greatly in dimension, form, and situation with respect to older zones. The stages of a "drama" (a term preferred to "orogenic cycle") are outlined and applied to an interpretation of the history of the African continent.


ISSN: 0037-9409
Coden: BSGFAE
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 3
Serial Issue: 4-6
Title: A propos de l'histoire du continent africain
Pages: 459-470
Published: 1953
Other Date: 1954
Text Language: French
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
Accession Number: 1955-005779
Categories: Structural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
S35°00'00" - N37°00'00", W18°00'00" - E51°00'00"
Source Note: Series 6
Country of Publication: France
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1955
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