The Ordovician period has long been recognised as a special interval of time, characterised by the spread of epicontinental seas, major subduction-related volcanicity, pronounced global climate zonation and the appearance of the first vertebrates and first land plants. The 41 papers (abstracted separately) assembled in this volume were presented in the Sixth International Symposium of the Ordovician System, Australia 1991. They are grouped in nine thematic sections dealing with global biostratigraphy; geochronology and magnetostratigraphy; the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary; the intra-system subdivisions; regional biostratigraphy; palaeogeographic reconstructions, biogeography and palaeoenvironments; event stratigraphy; economic deposits and regional geology.
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Publisher||A. A. Balkema|
|Number of pages||524|
|ISBN (Print)||9054100486, 9789054100485|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|