3. Biostratigraphic, time and magnetic polarity scales--
4. Plotting paleogeographic data--
5. Changes in land area through time--
7. Paleocoastline maps--
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The inferred positions of global paleoshorelines through the 240 million years of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic are presented within this atlas. Thirty-one maps, generally corresponding to stratigraphic stages, provide a snapshot of the continents and their shorelines at approximately 8 million year intervals. The maps provide a representation of the gross changes in the distribution of land and sea throughout the Mesozoic and Cenozoic plotted on Mollweide projections of paleocontinental reconstruction. They do not distinguish between well and poorly defined shorelines, but the information sources are set out in a bibliography numbering more than 2000 primary paleographic references. This is a global compilation that presents the first attempt at delineating global shorelines at stage level, and which represents many years of work sponsored by British Petroleum International (BPI), and work by BPI themselves between 1981 and 1987. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
[V.A] contains vector and image data to show the distribution of the Cenozoic volcanic rocks in the main part of Japan. [v. B] contains the files of the maps and images and Japanese texts for the explanation of the modes of occurrence of the volcanic rocks.