Now that the early geological history of individual continental masses has been described, the way is open for a more general consideration of the events recorded during this immense span of time. Many of these events, of course, are of kinds which have recurred throughout geological history. Others, though also recurrent, seem to have been a little different at each repetition. Still others took place once for-all and therefore may be held to call in question the validity of the doctrine of uniformitarianism.
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Bullard, E. C., J. E. Everett and A. G. Smith (1965). The fit of the continents around the Atlantic. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. Ser. A258, 41.Google Scholar
- Cloud, P. (1971). The primitive earth In: Understanding the earth (ed. Gass et al.) Artemis Press.Google Scholar
- Dearnley, R. (1966). see p. 193.Google Scholar
- Donaldson, J. A. (1963). Stromatolites in the Denault Formation, Marion Lake, Coast of Labrador Newfoundland. Bull, geol Surv. Can 102.Google Scholar
- Echlin, P. (1970). The origins of plants In: Phytochemical phytogeny, Academic Press.Google Scholar
- Hoffmann, H. J. (1969). Attributes of stromatolites. Geol Surv. Canada, Paper 69–39.Google Scholar
- Holmes, A. (1951). see p. 198.Google Scholar
- Saggerson, E. P. and L. M. Turner (1972). Some evidence for the evolution of regional metamorphism in Africa. Int. geol Congr. 24th Session, 1, 153.Google Scholar
- Shackleton, R. M. (1973). Correlation of structures across Precambrian orogenic belts etc. Implications of Continental Drift to the Earth Sciences, Academic Press, Vol. 2, 1091.Google Scholar
- Stratigraphic classification and terminology, 2nd edn., Natl. Committee of Geologists of the U.S.S.R.Google Scholar
- Urey, H. C. (1952). The planets: their origin and development. Yale Univ. Press.Google Scholar
- Watson, J. (1973). Ore-deposition in relation to crustal evolution. Trans. Instn Mining Metal, 82, B107.Google Scholar